Goliath grouper mean many things to different people. The world record for Warsaw Grouper is a staggering 436 pounds 12 ounces. To me, they look like worms. DESCRIPTION: Looks much like the Red Grouper in shape and pattern, although the basic coloration tends more to brown or gray than reddish. What does spawning behavior look like? They look great and taste even better! Just like its name says, the red grouper has a brown to reddish tint and is frequently marked by occasional white spots. Black Grouper can be heavier than the biggest Cubera. The stripe could not be seen. A. What does grouper taste like? To date, marine scientists have tagged thousands of goliath grouper to study these questions and many more. Like other grouper, the red is usually caught while bottom fishing with cut or live bait. Approximately 70% of the grouper harvested in U.S. waters is red grouper. So I just got back from a great fishing trip to the Panama City Beach area, and was fortunate enough to land a couple of nice sized Red Groupers that make it into the box. The snowy grouper is called that because it inhabits deeper waters than other grouper types (350 to 600 feet). The grouper is a lean and moist fish that has a mild flavor, and the flesh is firm and flaky. They once were fished for food or simply as a trophy. Groupers are sometimes sold as “sea bass,” “mero” or the Hawaiian name “hapu’u”. Red grouper tend to be a bit smaller than the black grouper, ranging between 1 and 2 feet and weighing 5-10 pounds. Unlike other grouper that are associated with reefs, reds can be taken on relatively light tackle. These deep-water hunters are the reason people bother to go offshore when there are so many fish in the shallows. They are caught as food fishes and sport fishes. Widely distributed in warm seas, they are often colored in greens or browns, but some are brighter and boldly patterned. A. World record 38 pounds, 8 ounces; Florida record 3 pounds, 4 ounces. Most species begin life as females before later changing sex. SIZE: Common at 1-10 pounds. Out of all the groupers, the gag grouper are caught commercially as a table fish. The fish is sold fresh and frozen as whole fish, fillets, and steaks. This author has video photographed a red stripe on the side of a wet suit turn to black as a diver descended. Anglers find that medium heavy bottom fishing tackle is the best way to approach the grouper. The average Red Grouper weighs somewhere in the 5–10 lb range, and anything over 2 feet long is a rare catch. Nothing says “reef fishing in Florida” like a boatful of big, tasty Red Grouper. The sure distinguishing feature is a black blotch on the caudal peduncle. The following are fishing methods used to catch this fish: Many chef's and true Grouper connoisseurs prefer the Red Grouper over the Gag or Black. Grouper feed on other small fish, crustaceans like crabs or crawfish, and squid. Grouper, any species of large-mouthed heavy-bodied fishes of the family Serranidae. May reach 30 or more. Q. Goliath Grouper aside, there are several species which blow the biggest Snappers right out of the water. Conventional reels in the thirty- to fifty-pound class teamed with a medium heavy boat rod will do the trick. Red g rouper is available year-round with peak catches in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico occurring during the summer and fall. On another part of the suit the neon red and "hot pink" still were sending out their bright colors at 100'. Neon colors do not loose their color like spectrum colors do. √ The grouper fish has a mild but very unique flavor, somewhat of a cross between bass and halibut. 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