Bottom Fishing for Giant Groupers

Bottom fishing for giant Goliath Groupers in Florida.

The groupers were sitting on the bottom of a wreck in 40ft of water. The bite was slow, but as we were preparing to leave my Duel 12/0w starts screaming. After a short fight, we landed a 200-250lb Goliath Grouper. Jewfish are one of the strongest fish in the Ocean.


Bait Used — Bluefish
Hooks — 18/0 Lindgren Pitman Circle hook
Leader — 6ft of #19 single strand wire
Reel — Duel 12/0w
Line — 200lb Cortland Braid backing with 200lb mono topshot
Rod — Custom Barrett Shark Rod

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