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#1 foxfai

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Posted January 14 2010 - 12:17 AM

What the heck do you use to catch these?

#2 CMD Sean

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Posted January 14 2010 - 12:21 AM


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What the heck do you use to catch these?




Jacks, big ones..
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Posted January 14 2010 - 12:41 AM

ya can't even put them on the boat these days.

Goliath Grouper

Epinephelus itajara Managed by: SAFMC

Physical description:

The largest of the groupers, weighing up to 750 pounds. Biological description:

Similar to the warsaw grouper. South Atlantic Federal Regulations

(For areas three-200 miles off the coasts of NC, SC, GA, and East Florida)
CLOSED TO HARVEST OR POSSESSION IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC EEZ (FEDERAL WATERS) SINCE 1990.
Download recreational regulations summary (PDF)
Note: Goliath grouper and Nassau grouper must be released by cutting the line and NOT removed from the water. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has provided additional guidelines on release techniques for Goliath grouper. Click here to download a PDF version of the guidelines.


http://www.safmc.net....erReminder.pdf

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Posted January 14 2010 - 12:47 AM

Very simular regulations on the west coast for giant blacksea bass!

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Posted January 14 2010 - 12:57 AM

im watching that episode right now too haha

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Posted January 14 2010 - 12:59 AM


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BIG bait!!!

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Choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance that tide


#7 Fishaholic Ivan

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Posted January 14 2010 - 01:16 AM

big hook
CATCH AND RELEASE

#8 Amberjoke

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Posted January 14 2010 - 01:19 AM

Big rod, big reel, big bait, big timeeee and big B....
I've been dazed and confused for so long it's SO true

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Posted January 14 2010 - 01:37 AM

looking like a hernia waiting to happen. It must be like pulling in a Volkswagen

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Posted January 14 2010 - 01:53 AM

I know in florida alot of guys use skate's, ray's, and ribbonfish

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Posted January 14 2010 - 08:01 AM

I'll have to find the video of that fishing tv show host who broke his rod and almost started crying like a girl while fighting one of these beasts - but he got his quarry I think he was using decent size jacks for bait.

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Posted January 14 2010 - 08:03 AM

you use your worst enemy! 1500 lbs is insane!

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Posted January 14 2010 - 08:56 AM

I'd like to see the kayakers try their hand at 'em.
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Posted January 14 2010 - 09:22 AM

I've seen that. Goog - broken rod grouper


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I'll have to find the video of that fishing tv show host who broke his rod and almost started crying like a girl while fighting one of these beasts - but he got his quarry I think he was using decent size jacks for bait.





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Posted January 14 2010 - 09:39 AM

I hope they revise Florida jewfish regs soon, the population exploded in last 20 years since the ban


imagine how many lbs of snapper, snook and small 30-40 lb grouper are eaten everyday by those monsters
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