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Mycteroperca bonaci

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    Grouper fishing from a boat typically involves baits fished near the bottom, with heavy tackle and heavier to bring grouper to the surface. Live fish or dead cut or whole bait are used. Groupers are very tasty meals.
  • Appearance:
    Olive or gray with rectangular black blotches and brassy spots | The bottom of the preopercle (cheek) is gently rounded | Second dorsal, anal and caudal fins black an outer third part of the fin

    Up to 48 inches
  • Habitat:
    Coastal waters near structure. Juveniles can be found inshore. Adults are associated with rocky bottoms, reefs, and drop off walls in water over 60 feet deep.

    Fun Fish Facts:
    113 lb 6 0z, caught near the Dry Tortugas