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Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 5:51 pm
by Cal
Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida

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Introduction: Goliath Groupers look like gigantic bass and are some of the most voracious predators that cruise the wrecks and reefs in South Florida. These bottom dwelling titans are responsible for stealing many a fish from unsuspecting anglers whom are simply trying to get their fish back to the boat. I’ve wanted to catch one of these monsters ever since I first tangled with one of these beasts, and lost, just over two years ago.

Complete Article: http://tackletour.com/reviewgoliathgrouper.html

Re: Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:04 am
by mark poulson
Mazel Tov! =D>
Those fish look like a really big one would have no problem eating a scuba diver!

Re: Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:52 am
by Zander
mark poulson wrote:Mazel Tov! =D>
Those fish look like a really big one would have no problem eating a scuba diver!


Thanks Mark, really impressive pull on the end of the line. Never knew fighting a Goliath could be so fun... and exhausting, all at the same time.

Re: Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:50 pm
by mark poulson
Zander wrote:
mark poulson wrote:Mazel Tov! =D>
Those fish look like a really big one would have no problem eating a scuba diver!


Thanks Mark, really impressive pull on the end of the line. Never knew fighting a Goliath could be so fun... and exhausting, all at the same time.


I bet! A 15 lb catfish kicked my butt, and I only fought it for five minutes, tops.
Do people actually dive around those monsters?

Re: Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:03 pm
by Zander
mark poulson wrote:
Zander wrote:
mark poulson wrote:Mazel Tov! =D>
Those fish look like a really big one would have no problem eating a scuba diver!


Thanks Mark, really impressive pull on the end of the line. Never knew fighting a Goliath could be so fun... and exhausting, all at the same time.


I bet! A 15 lb catfish kicked my butt, and I only fought it for five minutes, tops.
Do people actually dive around those monsters?


Yup, they rarely mess with people but they are known to steal fish off lines or even speared fish. Sometimes anglers get in the way, hahah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWP8tpzKpKI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p07m08rwjpo

Re: Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 3:41 pm
by mark poulson
Man, that is some scary stuff! Those fish are gigantic!
And to think I worried about a sea lion coming into my boat.
Thanks for the links.

Re: Versus Goliath - Targeting Goliath Grouper in Florida

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:48 am
by goldrod
What’s the lightest tackle used ?
I assume no finesse equipment was on the boat