On Dec. 29, 1998, Ernesto Join landed the biggest broom tail grouper ever caught and certified as an IFA all-tackle record. Alberto Penalty boated a giant mottled grouper on Aug. 13, 1996, off the east side of Gibraltar (a small country located between Spain and Morocco).
William Laser landed the all-tackle record gulf grouper off Lore to in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, Tim Ostrich II reeled in a 124-pound black grouper.
KOI Yeshiva caught the all-tackle record convict grouper off YAGNI Island in Okinawa, Japan, on April 25, 2011. On March 4, 2012, Shane Keith Nelson caught a monstrous giant grouper off Latham Island, Tanzania.
Earlier this month, a Texas angler reeled in a possible world and state- record marbled grouper during an offshore fishing trip in Port Arkansas. © Provided by mySAEarlier this month, a Texas angler reeled in a possible world-and-state marbled grouper during an offshore fishing trip in Port Arkansas, according to the charter boating company the fisherman used.
Dolphin Dock Deep Sea Fishing told mySA.com that Erik Peterson, of Pflugerville, made the catch while out on a 56-hour trip with Captain Timmy Ostrich. Marbled Grouper (Dermatologist INERIS) are found in caves or deep crevices, in waters ranging from North Carolina to along the eastern coast of the United States and the Bahamas, as well as in the Gulf of Mexico.
Data shows the fish are rarely seen or caught due to their natural tendency to dart away when frightened or approached, according to a report from the American Fisheries Society. A 16-year-old girl who went deep-sea fishing recently for only her second time, reeled up an estimated 583-pound Goliath grouper, which dwarfs the women’s world record for the species.
“I was, like, in shock pretty much,” Reagan Werner told the Trinities Pioneer Press on Saturday. Werner, who is from Farmington, Minn., was fishing May 31 near Marco Island off Florida with her brother, mother, and stepfather.
“These things have amazing power,” Paul Hartman, Werner’s stepfather, told the Pioneer Press. According to the International Game Fish Assn., the heaviest Goliath grouper caught by a woman weighed 366 pounds.
Farmington teen Reagan Werner went deep-sea fishing with her brother, mother and stepfather near Marco Island in Florida on May 31 and hooked a world- record -breaking Goliath grouper. The fish was 83 inches long with a 75-inch girth and calculated weight of 583 pounds, the largest grouper ever caught by a female angler.
According to the International Game Fish Association, the current all-tackle women’s world record is a 366-pound grouper caught by Betsy Walker near Panama in 1965. About 50 miles offshore, Werner’s brother, Owen, snagged a hammerhead shark.
The largest grouper caught on record was in 1961 at 680 pounds by a man named Lynn Joyner. In the early 2000s, restrictions were enforced on fishing for groupers, which have helped them regain their large size.
“She had the greatest day ever,” said Hartman, who was proud, but also a bit jealous, since his biggest grouper was 470 pounds. Our goal with article comments is to provide a space for civil, informative and constructive conversations.
With an official weight of 106.3 pounds, the black grouper Thurman hauled in was 56 inches long. The catch of a lifetime happened Sept. 3 when Thurman and some friends launched out of Port Fourth with Down the Bayou Charters.
After a morning of catching fish left and right, Thurman said Bubble helped him get a Shaman Tiara 50 reel with 300-pound monofilament and a custom, 5-foot-5 extra-heavy action rod situated with live bait and lots of sinkers. “All of a sudden, that rod just doubles over, and I knew right from the moment I set the hook it was something huge,” Thurman said, adding he initially suspected the catch was a shark or amber jack.
Ian Bubble with Down the Bayou Charters lifting the giant grouper. Buzbee said the catch came in the middle of the trip. Thurman said during the fight, he had a rush of adrenaline, but he still almost gave the rod to someone else to finish the job until he looked down again.
“About 15 feet from the boat it rolled over, and I knew it was a grouper because of the large mouth and huge paddle tail. As soon as the grouper was brought aboard the boat, Thurman said Bubble radioed another captain and crew a few miles away and told them a state record had been broken.
Thurman said the entire experience proved to be memorable, including the trip to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries office in Borg to certify the catch. In the back of my truck I have this fish in a hundred-gallon tub and it’s covered in cardboard.
It took a while for all the paperwork to be submitted and approved, but Dean’s 35 pound and 11 ounce catches was officially recognized as the new N.C. record on February 2, 2018. There is not a time limit for applying for N.C. state salt water fishing records.
It had the first circle hook, with the broken line, still stuck in the corner of its jaw.” “They specialize in bottom fishing and I’ve been booking the second week of June for more than 10 years.
The state record was truly the icing on the cake, but we also caught several hog snappers and a lobster. John lifted him in the boat we could see he had a hook with a short piece of line in his jaw, Dean said.
This was the grouper that had broken off just a few minutes earlier and it was still feeding, even with the circle hook in its jaw.” Dean said all agreed this was an exceptionally large red grouper and that it should be weighed on official scales once back at the dock.
He wasn’t thinking state record, but he had caught a 31 founder several years earlier and thought this one was a little heavier. In addition to the new state record, the catch on this trip included several more grouper, plus several hog snapper, a spiny lobster and an assortment of other offshore bottom fish.
Dean’s red grouper weighed 35 pounds and 11 ounces on the certified scales at Island Tackle and Hardware in Carolina Beach. The world all-tackle record for red grouper is a 42 pounds and 4 ounces fish caught off St. Augustine Florida in 1997.
Dean was using a mixed bait of squid and a cigar minnow when the big grouper hit. He said he likes to put several pieces of squid on the hooks as it lasts better when the overly abundant bait thieves are pecking at it.
Dean was fishing a combination of a JB Custom Rod, built to Batson’s specs, and a PENN 3/0 Senator reel. The reel was filled with Mo moi 80 pound test mono line in the smoke gray color and the bait was pinned on a Mustard circle hook.
His writing features this area prominently, but he has fished and written about the East Coast from Virginia to Florida, the Gulf Coast, California, Alaska and several of the Great Lakes in the U.S., plus several countries in Central America and several Caribbean Islands. Background informationBirth name Elizabeth Anne Harris Born (1980-07-15) July 15, 1980 (age 40) West Marin, California, U.S. Origin Astoria, Oregon Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, producerYears active2005–presentLabelsYELLOWELECTRIC, Root Strata, West 25th, Peak Oil, Cranky Associated acts Mirroring, Slow Walkers, RAM, Xiu, Ilya Ahmed, Inca Ore, Roy Montgomery, Helen, Niche Grouper is the solo project of American musician, artist and producer Liz Harris (born July 15, 1980).
Grouper released the critically acclaimed Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill in 2008, followed by five more records, including a two-part album, A A, and the piano-led album Ruins. Harris was born July 15, 1980, in Northern California and grew up around the San Francisco Bay Area.
She grew up in a Fourth Way commune there which was inspired by the philosophy of George Gurdjieff. The community was known as “The Group”, which would later serve as some inspiration for the moniker Grouper.
According to Harris, the kids called each other and the parents 'groupers' sort of as a defiance. She says: “It was us making our own identities inside a pretty controlled environment, and sort of lashing back maybe...
According to her, she “felt like the music was at its barest just a grouping of sounds, and I was just the grouper.” After finishing college, Harris briefly moved to Los Angeles, where she worked with Mayo Thompson at Patrick Painter.
Harris’ first album was 2005 ’s Grouper, a self-released full-length CD-R, followed later that year by Way Their Crept on Free Porcupine (re-released in 2007 on Type Records). Harris made available new material steadily through the years, and continued to collaborate with various artists such as Roy Montgomery and Bela.
Pitchfork gave it 8.2 stars calling the work “an arresting album of pastoral psychedelic pop”. Early in 2012, Grouper performed Violet Replacement in the UK and Europe, a pair of long form tape collage pieces which originally took shape for commissioned performances in New York and Berkeley.
Besides, she collaborated with Jess Fortin of Tiny Vipers to release an album Foreign Body under their common moniker Mirroring. At Berlin's Club Transmediale festival in early February 2012 Harris performed Circular Veil in collaboration with Were Cantu-Ledesma.
Somewhere between an installation and a performance, it found her extending her more concise music outward into eight hours of music, designed to mimic one full sleep cycle. Grouper's studio album titled Ruins was released on October 31, 2014.
The album is relatively stripped-down; piano, voice and field recordings. The majority of the album was recorded in Alter, Portugal in 2011, while Harris was on a residency set up by Valeria He dos Boys.
That same year she appeared on The Bug'album providing vocals for the track “Void”. In 2015, Grouper collaborated with an independent filmmaker Paul Clip son on the film Hypnosis Display, commissioned by Leeds Opera North.
In 2017, Grouper was one of the curators for the 11th edition of the Dutch Le Guess Who? Her curated program included films La Double Vie DE Véronique by Krzysztof Kielowski and Lighthouse by Paul Clip son and music performances from artists Marisa Anderson, William Basin ski, Marcia Bassett & Samara Labels duo, Boltzmann/Leigh, Skin Film, Meiji Having, Roy Montgomery, Coby SEY, Tiny Vipers, Wolfgang Vogt and Richard Young's.
During her days as a part of a Fourth Way commune, Harris' primary sources for discovering music were limited. With a little help from her parents, whose musical tastes were eccentric and divergent, she discovered Eastern European folk and American avant-pop.
Through her father, who himself was a composer, she would later discover contemporary classical and early music. In 2008, when she released Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill, Pitchfork compared it to classic ethereal releases from the British label 4AD, drawing comparisons to Cocteau Twins and early His Name Is Alive.
The Portland Mercury described some songs from the album, such as “Wind and Snow” and “Stuck”, sonically reminiscent of the Renaissance period composers Geraldo and Monteverdi. Collaboration with Jorge Behring er under the artist name “Flashlights" (2006) Visitor,, 10" vinyl.
Collaboration with Ilya Ahmed (2011) Foreign Body, vinyl and CD. Collaboration with Tiny Vipers under the artist name “Mirroring” (2012) Slow Walkers, vinyl.
Collaboration with Lawrence English under the artist name “Slow Walkers” (2013) The Event of Your Leaving, vinyl. Collaboration with Were Cantu-Ledesma under the artist name “RAM" (2013) Felt This Way/Dying All The Time, 7" Vinyl.
Collaboration with Jed Lineman and Scott Simmons under the artist name “Helen” (2013) Void and Black Wasp (taken from Angels and Devils and Exit EP), vinyl. Collaboration with The Bug (2014) The Original Faces, CD and LP.
Collaboration with Jed Lineman and Scott Simmons under the artist name “Helen” (2015) ^ Harris revealed her birthdate in a post via her official Instagram account, which reads: “Two months I squealed my way into the world on Ian Curtis birthday” (Curtis was born July 15, 1956).
Two months later I squealed my way into the world on Ian Curtis' birthday, who died two weeks after the eruption”. ^ “Listening & Playing Alone: The Strange World Of Grouper ".
Reading Time: 7minutesGroupers are some of Florida’s most iconic fish species. From monster Goliath's to delicious Scamps, these big bottom-dwellers are a favorite on most Floridian fishing trips.
In this article, you can learn all about the different types of Grouper in Florida. The average catch in Florida is around half that length, weighing between 5 and 20 pounds.
Black Grouper live around rocky bottoms and reefs on both sides of the Sunshine State. They spend their summers spawning in much shallower seas, though, as little as 30 feet deep.
Commonly known as “Grey Grouper,” these guys are a staple of reef fishing trips around the Gulf and up the Atlantic. They don’t grow as big as Black Grouper, usually maxing out somewhere around 50 pounds.
However, younger Gags can be found in estuaries and even seagrass beds, so don’t be surprised if you hook one while you’re on the hunt for Redfish and other inshore species. Bigger fish hunt around muddy and rocky coastal waters.
Young Goliath's will head right into estuaries and look for food around oyster bars. Their huge size and fearless curiosity made them an easy target, and they were overfished almost to extinction in the late 20th century.
Luckily, Goliath Grouper are strictly protected these days, and you can only fish for them on a catch-and-release basis. From teaming up with other predators to catch their dinner to reportedly fanning bait out of traps for an easy snack, they’re far brighter than most people give them credit for.
Sadly, this intelligence comes with the same natural curiosity that put Goliath Grouper in hot water. If you come across one, count yourself lucky for the chance to meet it and make sure it swims off unharmed.
Nothing says “reef fishing in Florida” like a boastful of big, tasty Red Grouper. These deep-water hunters are the reason people bother to go offshore when there are so many fish in the shallows.
The average Red Grouper weighs somewhere in the 5–10 lb range, and anything over 2 feet long is a rare catch. They live around rocky bottom up to 1,000 feet down, so you may have to travel 20 miles or more to get to them.
According to most people who have caught them, Scamp are the tastiest fish in the family. You won’t come across them in much less than 100 feet of water, and you can easily find them in three or four times that depth.
They also grow much bigger than Scamp, meaning you’re in for a real feast if you catch one. If you’re set on landing a “Snowier,” get ready for a long ride.
NOAA has declared Speckled Hind a Species of Concern, mainly because they have so little data on them. If Goliath Grouper are the kings of the shallows, these guys dominate the deep.
Add in the fact that they live several hundred feet down, where all fish taste great, and they become the dream catch of many deep dropping enthusiasts. Their dappled, red body and bright yellow fins provide camouflage around the deep, rocky structure that they hunt around.
Yellow fin’s scientific name, Mycteroperca Vanessa, roughly translates to “Poisonous Grouper.” This is because they tend to have very high levels of ciguatoxin. They’re slightly smaller than Scamp on average, but many anglers say that they taste just as good.
Beaufort, Agenda, SC See Pictures Barracuda, Great65-0Georgetown/1948H. Marauds, Hilton Head Island, SC See Pictures Croaker4-9Charleston/1979C.
Riggs, Waldo, SC See Pictures Drum, Black *89-0Port Royal/1978W. P. Bouquet, Port Royal, Scrum, Red *75-0Murrells Inlet/1965A.
Kusama, Myrtle Beach, Flounder, Southern (tie)17-6South San tee/1974L. Wallace, Charlotte, NC Grouper, Gag54-4Isle of Palms Marina/2018James L. Lasher, III, Mt.
R. Murray, Little River, SC Grouper, Warsaw **310-0Murrells Inlet/1976C. L. Flowers, Charlotte, Grunt, White (tie)5-10Charleston/2015S.
C. Taylor, Spartanburg, SC See Pictures Marlin, White108-0Charleston/1981D. T. Babcock III, Hilton Head Island, SC See Pictures Pompano, Florida8-12Charleston/1975C.
Undergrads, Murrell Inlet, SC See Picture Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose13-5Murrell’s Inlet/2009L. Murphy, Myrtle Beach, SC See Pictures Shark, Big eye Thresher **406-0Edisto Island/1978J.
Rowe, Gray, TN See Pictures Shark, Bonnethead27-11Charleston/2005B. R. Faust, Folly Beach, SCS hark, Dusky **466-12Charleston/1981M.
Lie sen, Quincy, IL See Pictures Shark, Sandbar **199-4Charleston/1984T. Keenan, Charleston, SCS hark, Spinner171-0Little River, SC/2015Evans Smith, Hancock, MD See Pictures Shark, Tiger1,780-0Cherry Grove/1964W.
Widener, Shanahan, SC See Pictures Snapper, Cubera118-0 Mt. Williams, Easley, SC See Pictures Snapper, Gray (mangrove)12-12Little River, SC/2015Christopher Cycle, Chain, SC See Pictures Snapper, Mutton26-0Murrells Inlet/2002V.
H. Long, Charleston, SCS napper, Yellowtail (tie)10-8Tolers Cove Marina/2017A. Stone, Mount Pleasant, SC See Picture Snapper, Yellowtail (tie)10-8Mount Pleasant/2003T.
Nickle son, N. Augusta, SC See Pictures Spearfish, Long bill **53-0 Mt. Jones, Myrtle Beach, SCS pot (tie)1-2Kiawah Island/1978J.
Durham, Myrtle Beach, SCS pot (tie)1-2Myrtle Beach/1977J. B. Kaiser, Hilton Head, SCTautog5-8.4Murrells Inlet/2018Jason C. Williams, Myrtle Beach, SC See Picture Tile fish, Blueline14-6Murrells Inlet/1982O.
Cockerel, Asheville, SC See Picture Tile fish, Golden28-3.2Charleston, SC/2020E. H. Wood berry, Lake City, SC See Pictures Tripletail33-8Hilton Head/2005J.
Johnson, Savannah, GA See Pictures Tuna, Albacore37-4Charleston/1976W. Rump, Johns Island, Stunt, BigeyeTuna, Blackfin40-6Charleston/2005M.
S. Middleton III, Bluffton, SC See Pictures Tuna, Skipjack25-14Charleston/1986D. M. Copping er, Jr., Paris Island, SC* Because of current SC DNR slot limit regulations, the record listed will remain until fishery regulations change.
** Because of Federal regulations, these species can no longer be legally retained and must be released alive, the record listed will remain.