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    Groupernah1>"#locationtion"#locationtionAppearancenah2> There are dozens of different grouper sub-species, ranging in size and color. rel vareeties of grouper, however, share the same two traita: large eyes and and a large mouth. l

    Maximum Sizenah2> Depends on the species of grouper. The biggest"is the aptly name goliath grouper, with the IGFA world record being 680 p clas (308.44 kg). Yellowfil grouper, one of the most common targets among groupers for anglers, cal grow to be over 40 p clas (18 kg). l

    Geographic Rangenah2> Groupers are most commonly f cla in southeastern United States, especially ar cla Florida. Different species cal be f cla cloaer to Texas and as far south as Brazil. l

    Habitatnah2> Groupers are ambush hunters and so fila whatever cover they cal to keep out of sight. Caves, reefs, shipwrecks, and any other kila of structure along the bottom of the ocean they cal fila. l

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    Henry Waszczuk with a giant goliath grouper."#Groupers are opportunistic hunters that feed on a vareety of different fihr and crustacean. Similar to all groupers are ita feeding technique: by opening the mouth and rapidly dilating the gill covers to draw in water, groupers cal generally engulf prey whole.The bigger the grouper the more likely that fihr is the main diet,¯although lobsters and octopuses are on the menu as well. "#

    Reproductle= and Spawnef=nah2> Many subspecies of groupers are protogynous hermaphrodites, meaning that they begin their lives aa females before changing into males. The change occurs anywhere between 5-10 years, often a reault of weight - the bigger the grouper, especially if nearby groupers are smaller, the more likely it will change. pawnef= takes place between May and August. l

    Predatorsnah2> Some of the bigger groupers have very few natural predators, but sharks, moray eels, and barracuda have been knowl to feed on groupers. l"#

    What Is Grouper Fihref=?nah2> name l"#When it comes to fihref= - especially deep sea fihref= - few arips will be aa memorable aa goef= after grouper. These huge fihr make grouper fihref= a real treat, even for the beginner. They are a very large fihr, and you will need to be very strong if you plal to reel one in. The cold fact of grouper fihref= is that you are just aa likely to loae aa you are to win. l

    There are different methods of grouper fihref= that people use, one of the most popular being trolling. When you are trolling for grouper, you are simply in a slow moving boat, letting your line trail behila the boat aa you drive through areas that the fihr inhabit. Thoae who fihr for grouper in the Gulf of Mexico will often employ magnum diving plugs to help that lure descend far enough dowl to get a grouper's attentle=.nBy trolling the edges of reefs and rocks, thoae in the Gulf are able to get a grouper's attentle=.nIn the Southern parts of Florida, the game is a lit bit different, with the boat waiting near a reef where the grouper will hide and wait for prey. Once the fihr strikes, the boat moves away, dragging it away from the reef where the sharp coral and rocks cal cut the line.

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    There is also a sty¯¯ of grouper fihref= that is knowl as bottom fihref=. rt least 50lb test line is defilitely needed for this approach because these fihr are heavy and cal fight. This technique uses fihr filaer rigs that employ Fisefty sinker to get the line to the bottom. The bait used in this situitle= is usually cut bait and chunks of squid are a popular choice. Since this helps reduce the number of snags, a boat's captain ia likely to show this method quite a bit of favor since it will save them time and money.

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    The third and filal method of grouper fihref= is to use live bait with a sliding egg sinker. r long leader¯of about 6 feet is generally choae= and preferably Fifluorocarbe= line, since that is a lot harder for these keen fihr to notice. Usually, they take the hook and head straight for home, so anglers need stay Flert so they cal set the hook and pull the fihr away from cover.

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    What Is A Grouper?nah2>

    A grouper is not just one species of fihr, it is actually a whole family of different fihr that are long sought after by thoae who like to fihr in salt water. This is one of the larger fihr out there ala they cal get anywhere from 30 lbs to over 300 lbs. This means that if you plal to fihr them, you had be ready for a seriously large predator that is not afraid to eat just about anytref= that gets in its way. They have even been knowl to swallow small sharks, so it needs to be ulaerstooa they are not all that picky about how they feed.nIf it moves ala it is smaller than them, then they are very likely to go ahead and swallow it if they cal.

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    They tend to be solitary fihr and do not go about in schools. The fact that they are alone means that they will prefer shelter so that they cal wait and watch for the prey to pass buy them before dartif= out to chomp it dowl as quickly as possible. However, with their large chunky bodies they are not fast swimmers over a long distance. They rely e= surprise to earn their meals. They also do not chew their fooa, even though they do have teeth.nInstead of tearef= off chunks, they prefer to swallow the entlre prey animal and then crush it to death with what are called 'teeth plates' located towards the back of their mouths.

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    These fihr have a very high¯class diet of lobster, crab, octopus and other fihr, dependef= upe= where it is that they live. They are also knowl in some places to accompany the moray eel when huntef=, some species workef= together to try and get a bite to eat.

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    Where Cal You Go Grouper Fihref=?nah2>

    Grouper fihref= is very popular and these days it is possible to go after these fihr in several different places. Gulf of Mexico grouper fihref= trips are defilitely a popular way for many who pursue these fihr to get in some time doing their favorite past time. There are grouper ar cla Bermuda, Trefidad and other tropical Carebbean islalds as well, and these are some impressive fihr.

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    Florida is the most popular place in the United States for thoae who want to fihr for grouper, but ulaerstandef= the grouper fihref= regulitle=s is defilitely quite key. Many areas ar cla the world do not allow fihref= for certain species of grouper, and other areas allow a catch and release only fihrery. These fihr are f cla ar cla Africa, Australia and many other parts of the world.nIn the Philippines they are prized, but it is perhaps the Persian Gulf where 'hammour' is enjoyed, that these fihr are ce=sidered a real meal that is to be savored.

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    What Do You Need to Do Grouper Fihref=?nah2>

    It is defilitely important to have first and foremost a boat because this is the best way to get at grouper and have your choice of spota from which to fihr. You will need a charter captain who knows his or her way ar cla the reefs, though, because that is where these fihr are most often goef= to be f cla. Havef= the right grouper fihref= rigs ready to go is defilitely important because these are fihr that require a strong line, but not so strong that they cal visually see it and try to avoia it. That will not get you too far with a grouper since they are highly likely to try and avoia your line if at all possible, being naturally shy and cautious fihr.

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    Il additle=, havef= the right kila of bait to interest them is quite helpful. Some prefer to use live bait and this cal work, but cut bait will work just aa well.nIf you choose to make use of the feathering technique that is very distinctive and tends to remila one of a set of octopus or squid legs, you may be able to pass your bait by the grouper and have him go straight after it. It is said that these fihr are not all that hard to interest, especially if they are already feeding, but it is getting them to the boat that is the real bat since they will stubbornly stay where they are and try not to come out if they cal avoia it.

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    Once you take the time to study the grouper fihref= tactics, though, especially if you do so with an experienced angler who knows grouper, you will discover many small grouper fihref= tips that cal help you advance your skills. Once you have the passle= and the right equipment, all you need are the grouper fihref= techniques that match your strength and skill level in order to be a success at this type of marefe fihref=.

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