To ensure that we sell high-quality grouper meat to you, we buy fresh fish from local fishermen, and we check it for quality. We only stock fish that meets high standards for quality and freshness.
You don’t have to come to the Keys or spend time looking for a grocery store with frozen grouper. We offer you fresh black grouper through efficient overnight delivery.
Simply order it from our online seafood store, and we’ll ensure that you receive it overnight. Tap or click on “Add to Cart” to begin the order process.
Include any other seafood, sauces, fish, or products you want (this helps to reduce the cost of shipping). Enjoy the unique taste of fresh, locally caught seafood.
Order black grouper from Eaton Street Seafood Market today. Probably the most popular, with firm white meat, and lends itself well to any form of cooking.
Grouper will contain small pin bones in a line, just off the center and in the lower third of the fillet. They are easily felt and should be removed before cooking. Because it is a lean fish, some basting is necessary while broiling or baking to prevent drying out.
Grouper will contain small pin bones in a line, just off the center and in the lower third of the fillet. They are easily felt and should be removed before cooking. Fresh Black Grouper FilletsGroupers are members of the sea bass family, Serranidae, which has over 400 types.
They are found in warm temperate tropical waters around the coral reefs and rock outcroppings of the coastal shelf. Groupers are harvested year-round with peak Eastern seaboard and Gulf production in summer and fall. Characteristics: The extra lean white meat is firm and moist with large flake and a sweet, mild flavor.
Additional shipping charges may be applied to your order and will be made against the payment method provided at the time of check out. All groupers are members of the sea bass family, Serranidae, and are found in tropical and warm temperate waters worldwide.
Due to their preferred habitat around coral reefs, groupers are accessible primarily by hook-and-line fishing. Like all seafood in Florida, the harvesting of grouper is closely monitored and regulated to ensure healthy stocks as a naturally renewable and sustainable resource.
Red groupers are members of the sea bass family, Serranidae, and are found in tropical and warm temperate waters worldwide. The Serranidae has over 400 species which are found around coral reefs and rock outcroppings of the coastal shelf.
Due to their preferred habitat, groupers and other family members are accessible by hook-and-line fishing and less vulnerable to trawl fishery. Grouper has also become the choice of people concerned with healthy eating because it is nutritious in addition to being delicious.
It can be used in almost any seafood recipe and its unique flavor comes out beautifully with a touch of mild seasoning and fresh herbs. Fresh whole fish should have: -- A shiny surface with tightly adhering scales.-- Gills that are deep red or pink, free of slime, mucus and off-odor.-- Clean shiny belly cavity with no cuts or protruding bones.-- A mild aroma, similar to the ocean.
Fresh steaks, fillets and loins should have: -- A translucent look.-- Flesh that is firm and not separating.-- A mild odor, similar to the ocean.-- No discoloration.-- Packaging that keeps them from being bent in an unnatural position. Do not overcook.• Fish is done when the flesh becomes opaque and flakes easily when tested with a fork.• Poaching, steaming, baking, broiling, sautéing, microwaving are excellent low-fat cooking methods, if you do not add high fat ingredients.• Marinate in your favorite salad dressing prior to cooking.• Broil, bake, steam or microwave, then cube and add to pasta or salad greens for a delicious salad.• Broil or grill with lime-butter and seasoned salt.
Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting fun facts and statistics about this popular fish. You can find a range of types of grouper based in the Atlantic and the Gulf.
Some of them include the scamp, black, snowy, gag, red, Warsaw, yellow fin, and speckled hind. The Goliath Grouper is found off the coast of Florida in the Atlantic, as well.
However, for sport anglers out there, keep in mind that this particular type of grouper is protected. When people think about fish that they don’t want to meet while they are in the water, sharks are probably the top on that list, perhaps followed by barracuda.
Take the video that you can find online from 2014 that shows a Goliath grouper rising right out of the depths and swallowing a… wait for it… Blacktop shark. It circles the shark for a bit and then snatches it right out of the water before the angler can bring it on the boat.
Since you now know that there are different types of grouper, this question becomes a bit more difficult to answer. One in Florida that was caught with a hook and line weighed 680 pounds.
As with any type of fish, it will be important to make sure it is prepared properly if you want the best results. Try to work with a charter that knows and understands what it takes to successfully catch groupers.
Groupers are a species of fish that belong to the Epinephrine subfamily of the family Serranidae. As telecasts, all types of grouper have a stout body and a large mouth and are weak swimmers.
Irrespective of the types of grouper you wish to target you can catch large ones with lures, live and dead bait. If you are casting in the shallows, use jerk bait and retrieve it erratically to lure the fish out in the open.
You will need heavy tackle, especially if there are a lot of rocks under the water where you are fishing and a braided line that can withstand the powerful pull of a caught grouper. If you are using spinning tackle, make sure that the reel is heavy enough to withstand an 80 to 100-pound test mainline and a low gear ratio to give you more control.
This tackle will come in handy when the panicking grouper fish tries to swim under a ledge to break the line. For live bait, use pinkish, grunts, blue runner, sardines, and mullet.
Steve Noble Captain Garrett and Jake was some had so much fun definitely recommend them put us right on the fish definitely better than expected and awesome people ? Very friendly guys and super considerate to all your questions and needs.
T. Badly Cornet Chartered half a day inshore trip. He was friendly and knowledgeable and in general made the trip easy for us.
Brian Wick My kids & I had a great time shark fishing with Patrick & Jake. We caught a lot of bonnet heads, sting rays, red fish, and shook.
To end the day we snuck up on a couple of dolphins which was pretty awesome. Nick Kraft Went out on a 6-hour fishing/shark trip with captain Patrick.
Hooked into 5 species of sharks and even had a 7 ft hammer head. Tons of shook, mackerel, sting rays, and bonnet heads.
Evan Huang Had an awesome day on the water with Captain Patrick. Got to see plenty of manatees, dolphin, spinner sharks and cow nose rays too.
My mom Caught over 40 fish today, and we couldn’t have done it without Garret. Dylan Foster Captain was amazing, I can honestly say I've never had such a great fishing experience.
Dustin foster Capt Garrett knows his stuff, caught a lot of fish and several species. Captain Garrett is knowledgeable, very skilled, patient, and kind.
We haven't experienced any other charters in the area and let me tell you, we never will because we will be coming back here every time!! Neil Frances Amazing time with Patrick and Nate our on the water.
He was awesome with my 10-year-old son on his first bay fishing experience! Thomas Parker Awesome Father's Day gift and it was all possible by captain garret knowledge of where to catch fish .landed 5 shook 3 snapper and a jack...he knew the spots and was an awesome captain...future trips out are in the works and will request him again...
I recently had the pleasure of going fishing on the Gulf with some friends and family with Matt as our captain. I would recommend Yacht fish to anyone looking for a trustful captain who will be sure to make your fishing excursion worthwhile.
They treat you right and help you reel in the bad boys. Mark Wears Had a great day catching a number of different species of fish.
Michele Hilly My son and I had an awesome afternoon with Captain Garrett! He always made sure we had a rod in hand and if he hooked one passed it off to me to catch.
Albert Staging I fish a lot on the East Coast of Florida. “ Garrett Born and raised in the area great personality cannot say enough about this young man and his skills.
Jim Sullenberger Captain Matt was great, he's very personable and super willing to educate you on fishing. His gear is top-notch and he works his butt off to get you on fish.
I caught about 10 shook plus a grouper and lady fish on my afternoon charter. Highly recommend and I hope to get out with Captain Matt if I ever make it back to St. Petersburg.
Captain Matt took our crew of 2 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 pre-teens out for the day. He found a perfect spot inshore where we caught a ton of fish and watched the dolphins swim around us.
Fred Schmidt Catfish CHARTERS Fantastic Experience. My son and I went on a six-hour charter with Captain Matt (the owner) .
Mark Pfeiffer Fishing with captain Matt was an awesome time. He put us on fish with ease and it was a super chill environment.
The only thing I could possibly complain about is that it took a full 30 seconds to catch our first fish ....... After spending the morning with Captain Pat I feel the next time I fish with him he can improve on that time. I feel I am an experienced fisherman that can catch fish anywhere, but there is a reason Captain Pat is a professional.
The entire staff was professional and courteous, the equipment was top of the line and the overall experience was worth every dollar spent. This will go down as the absolute best family fishing trip we have ever had.... It was so full of action that my son and I had the chance to catch two Shook at the same time creating the opportunity for us to take a father son picture and safely release both beautiful fish.
An awesome time catching, great company with a personable and knowledgeable guide. Fishing was not on the agenda, but we figured we'd splurge on a little private charter.
Captain Matt's intimate knowledge of the local waters was very evident as it did not take him long to put us on the fish. We caught plenty of fish, Matt cleaned them soon as we docked, and enjoyed an awesome fish dinner right at the local restaurant on the dock.
Left 15 minutes before scheduled time, caught plenty of fish (my wife schooled me, hooking up way more often than I did). Thanks for the good time, will be back to schedule a corporate event soon.
Robert Woolworth Captain Garrett was great during our inshore half day fishing trip! I should also mention a cold front came in the night before, so we didn’t have high expectations, however we started hooking up trout within a few minutes of stopping at our first spot.
Gail Tucker We had the most amazing day fishing with Captain Matt! There was excitement, tons of laughs, total moments of awe with the nature of the ocean.
Robert Sutherland Our group was in town for business and the shook fishing trip was a great way to cap it off. Everyone had a great experience and plan to do this again next time we are in town for work.
Roy Ewell Captain Matt was awesome, he was informative on all the questions we had prior and during our adventure. He's a very people person talks like he's known you for a long time, not just another boring captain we have encountered in the past.
Heather Wetland We had captain Garret (who I just realized was cool enough to let me call him Gary ? He knew great fishing spots and was extremely knowledgeable.
Joshua Campbell Captain Matt and team are top-notch. We had so much fun catching our limit of some beautiful mackerel and my grandson even caught a shark.
I had so much fun going inshore and offshore fishing with Catfish during my stay in St. Petersburg. Matt and crew are very knowledgeable, and they provided a safe and fun experience.
It was my first time in St. Petersburg, and it was nice to learn about the town and the different types of fish that inhabit the waters there. Mastiff Rescue of FL We highly recommend Yacht fish Fishing Charters.
Captain Matt Douglas made our day a win of epic proportions, we couldn't have asked for any better. Even though the bite was slow, he was knowledgeable with the current area and was able to find a spot to get us a couple of keepers.
We caught trout, snapper, mackerel, catfish, and we even caught 2 sharks!! Capt Pat cleaned and gutted our fish and recommended Frescoes (walking distance from the charter) to cook our fish for us; which was a delicious and affordable choice.
Matthew Marsh Went out with Garrett and Patrick and had an amazing time. We got a couple sharks, one about 100 lbs and a great fight... we also got Mackerel, Snapper, Trout and more on some markers and flats.
Great experience for the family and delicious meal after at the guys recommended restaurant that cooked our catch perfectly! We went out with Captain Garrett McCall out of St. Pete FL and had a great time.
Our two sons (8 and 9) caught lots of fish and learned a ton about the bay. We also caught a variety of other fish, including but not limited to Gag Grouper, Cobra, Black Fin Tuna, and Red Grouper.
Captain Matt and his mate Avon were spot on with everything the whole day, they had every angle covered. The boat (a 33' Invincible) and all the equipment were in immaculate condition and noticeably very well maintained.
Seeing that I'm fairly new to deep sea fishing, I had a lot of questions to ask throughout the day as I tried to soak in as much knowledge as possible (imagine Macaulay Colin in Home Alone). After our jam-packed day of fishing, we had the pleasure of going over to Frescoes which is within walking distance of Catfish's Slip.
While we were enjoying some Snapper and Grouper that we caught, which was cooked to perfection by the Frescoes kitchen, Catfish cleaned and bagged all our fish for us to fill our freezers with. They even took the time to separate the varieties for us which made it easy dividing it all up.
Thank you VERY much Captain Matt & Avon, you guys rock! Captain Matt Douglas is very professional, knowledgeable, courteous and always knows where to find fish.
If you want a full day of fishing, fun and sun don't even think about booking with anybody else. We can't even say enough to describe how amazing of a day we had offshore catching every (fish) you could even imagine left and right.
Our guides Matt and Scotty were beyond helpful and determined to make sure we had a kick ass day out there. Our hooks were tended to before we even had them out of the water if they didn't have a stud of a fish on them.
Coming in with a box that barely closed because it was so full was not what we expected but enjoyed every fight and catch. We are officially loyal Catfish guests, and they really made it impossible to compete with their charter.
I am a FL Native, but Matt taught me in 4 hours than I thought I knew for 40 years! Super patient w/all my questions, and then we caught several snooks within the trip.
Brian T I am a local fisherman and went out with Yacht fish this past Sunday. We had a heck of a day and caught Mackerel, Shook and a Monster Redfish (39 inches).
Teresa Mandela Another phenomenal fishing trip with Captain Matt. Conscientious kind of Cap Makes everyone feels comfortable and confident.
Capt Garrett had all the bait, equipment and knowledge to make this a great trip! Danny Wiz January 10, 2018, was my second time out with Captain Matt and Garrett of Yacht fish.
First trip was this past June, Tarpon fishing. They work hard to get you on the fish, and it’s like a day on the water with a couple of your close friends.
Trout, Lady fish and Sleepyhead were biting all afternoon long. Being down in Tampa on business from Michigan in January, this was a well needed afternoon on the water in the sun and 75 degrees.
We caught red snapper, trout and sleepyhead to take home and a bunch of other fish that was fun to catch. Captain Matt booked my excursion and followed up with me every step of the way.
Would recommend Catfish to anyone and plan on going back in March! Rick Dallas Rosa As an ex- charter boat owner and operator from Brooke Western Australia, I expect a lot.
We’ll I was pleasantly surprised that was not the case with Captain Matt and his crew. Their level of local knowledge and experience was comforting and ensured me I’d made a right decision when I chose to go with Yacht Fish Charters.
I want to thank captain Matt and Garrett for their great service! We had three kids with us, and they were very attentive to them yet still allowed them to do as much as possible for the full experience.
He was patient with myself as a new fisherman, energetic, and very knowledgeable about his fishing spots! My wife, son, and I were impressed with his friendliness, ability to take us to several very active fishing spots, and his real sense of customer service.
They didn't use foul language, drink, or in any other way act as “old fishermen” may tend to be regarded. In about 3 hours my father-in-law and I caught about 50 snooks, 2 mangrove snappers, and 3 nice reds.
In under 2 hours, with my daughter (10) and I we caught 4 snapper, 5 mackerel, a pin fish, and 14 sharks! Captain Matt did an standing job taking us to the right areas, and make every step of the day easy and fun.
Matt and Garrett are great guys and know their hometown waters beyond expectations. Sean her Matt did an awesome job putting us on fish.
The boat had a really smooth ride and both Captain and Mate Garrett were very professional and fun to fish with. Matt Douglas always puts us on the fish every time with the best equipment and highest quality boats and is one of the most professional and prepared charter captains in the business today.
Douglas for either inshore, Tarpon, or offshore fishing for any species you prefer to target if you want to catch 'em. Tom Lair Been fortunate enough to charter Matt Douglas at Yacht fish on several occasions.
Every trip was fantastic and very productive.... Matt always puts us on fish. They can help any level fisherman catch fish and have an enjoyable and safe time on the water.
Colleen-dave farmer My nephew and his fiancé came down for a long weekend and had booked fishing trip with Captain Matt. We had a fabulous time caught shook and trout, tried for tarpon but no luck.
Captain Matt and his mate Garret were so helpful and attentive to our experience. Daniel Winiowski Jr First time ever fishing with Yacht fish this past Saturday and it was a day to remember catching my first Tarpon.
They worked hard to try and find the fish in different locations and with different bait. Patience paid off as I landed my first ever Tarpon on one of the most beautiful days I have ever had on the water.
Richard Golembeski went out with Matt on 5/23/2017. The weather did not look to good, waves in the 6ft. Tarpon, witch is what we came for. This trip ended up great, when it seems to start off rough, Matt.
Matt has great patience, the fire extinguisher went off, wife's fishing line in trolling motor and Captain Matt didn't bat an eye, just kept right on guiding. His first mate Scotty was great as well, never had an empty hook.
Michelle Harold My friend Robin and I were fortunate to spend a glorious morning in the bay with Matt and Garrett. Matt put us on fish quickly, and we did catch some nice looking king fish.