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Monster Quest - 1,500lb goliath groupers

post #1 of 41
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What the heck do you use to catch these?
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Originally Posted by foxfai View Post
What the heck do you use to catch these?

Jacks, big ones..
post #3 of 41
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/Portals/6/Regul...erReminder.pdf
post #4 of 41
Very simular regulations on the west coast for giant blacksea bass!
post #5 of 41
im watching that episode right now too haha
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Originally Posted by foxfai View Post
What the heck do you use to catch these?


BIG bait!!!
post #7 of 41
big hook
post #8 of 41
Big rod, big reel, big bait, big timeeee and big B....
post #9 of 41
looking like a hernia waiting to happen. It must be like pulling in a Volkswagen
post #10 of 41
I know in florida alot of guys use skate's, ray's, and ribbonfish
post #11 of 41
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.
post #12 of 41
you use your worst enemy! 1500 lbs is insane!
post #13 of 41
I'd like to see the kayakers try their hand at 'em.
post #14 of 41
I've seen that. Goog - broken rod grouper

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Originally Posted by albacized View Post
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.
post #15 of 41
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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