The Atlantic Goliath Grouper is a large saltwater fish that lives in shallow tropical waters among reefs at depths from 16 to 130 feet. In North America they are commonly found in the Keyes, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The Goliath Groupers live up to their namesake, often growing as large as 1000 pounds!
Sports fisherman enjoy fishing the Goliath for the fight and the difficulty in landing them. Grouper tend to spawn in the same area year after year, making them an east prey for the sport fisherman. The fish cannot be commercially harvested, so this ensures the sports fisherman a great opportunity.
The largest known Goliath Grouper to have been caught on a line weighed 680 pounds, a record untouched since 1961!
This big guy put on a huge fight for the angler, lasting hours on end, after traveling under the boat he snaps this guys rod! While the grouper seems like he has the upper hand, the fisherman decides he’s not going home without the catch!