The Fight Over Red Grouper in the Gulf

Red grouper are a prized catch in the Gulf of Mexico for both recreational and commercial fishermen. Alex Suescun The Gulf of Mexico is back in the news. Or still in the news, anyway. But the news is not about red snapper this time — it’s about red grouper. And it’s still a heated conversation […]

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Enter Florida’s Goliath Grouper Lottery

Goliath grouper can grow as big as a refrigerator. Anglers catch them in all different sizes. For those lucky enough to receive a permit and tag in 2023, keeper goliaths will have to measure somewhere in between 24 and 36 inches. More than 30 years have gone by since anglers in Florida have been able […]

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Angler Fillets Potential Record Fish

Yellowmouth grouper, like this one, are very similar in appearance to scamp. Gary Birdsall Two brothers from Louisiana filleted and ate a fish that they later realized was close to a world record. Gary Birdsall, his brother Andre, and four other anglers were aboard Gary’s 31-foot Contender, the Delayed Gratification, after midnight on September 10. […]

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Rare Grouper Caught off North Carolina Is a State Record

Edward Tait landed this North Carolina state record graysby grouper in June 2022. N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries North Carolina’s Division of Marine Fisheries certified a catch made June 30 off Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, as a new state record for graysby, a small and relatively unknown grouper found throughout much of the Southeast […]

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