Holy Goliath Grouper Honey Hole!

After watching countless videos of anglers pulling up Goliath Grouper in and around the famous old phosphate dock at Boca Grande, I always knew that there must be a bunch of them down there.

And after fishing around this area many times and getting broken off in the pilings, I knew there must have been tons of grouper down there…

But I had no idea it was packed wall to wall with them.

Make sure to watch the entire video to see just how big this school of Goliath Grouper really is.

Wowzers!

The diver, explorer, and photographer David Vanden Bosch (aka Diver Dave) was the guy who captured all of this amazing footage last month while down at the bottom of the old Boca Grande Phosphate Dock.

To say that those old pillars were LOADED with fish is an understatement.

Not only did he find what could be the world record Goliath Grouper hideout, but he also saw snook, snapper, spadefish, and even a toadfish!

Great job David! Thank you for sharing this amazing dive with us.

I know there are countless anglers that have always wondered what the view was like down there.

Enjoy.

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Let’s face it, not all of us will spear a 55lb grouper in our lifetimes…

In fact, most of us (including me) would be thrilled to catch a 55lb grouper on a rod and reel, let alone spear one in 50+ feet of water.

Note: Luke released a really helpful “How To Make A Grouper Rig” linked here if you haven’t yet seen it.

So when I saw this Italian diver named Sebastiano Rosalba sneaking up on a big grouper and then planting his spear right in his head, I had to share it.

I can’t think of a better way to live vicariously through an amazing spearfishing feat like this than watching it from his GoPro view.

Well done!

Enjoy.

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When fishing for monster Goliath Grouper, you just never know what might happen…

Check out the wild footage that our friends from Big Bully Outdoors captured when one of their clients from South Dakota had a fishing trip he’ll never forget (apparently it was his birthday).

Kudos to the angler for hanging on, getting right back in the boat, and landing the grouper.

Good stuff.

Enjoy.

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In the head!!!

Spearfishing is just like fishing…

Some days nothing seems to bite and you can’t find a fish anywhere, and some days lady luck reaches out and presents fish right in front of your face…

In this case, the latter happened as a spearfisherman  slowly peaks over a rock to see a 50lb+ grouper right under him.

With a quick shot to the head, the grouper was brought up and presumably enjoyed my many for dinner.

Great catch.

Note: The video said this grouper weighed in at 55 lbs

Enjoy.

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Goliath Grouper are one of the most talked about and inquired about species from our audience at Salt Strong.

These majestic fish have been on the protected list for a couple of decades, and they are finally getting back to where they need to be in terms of growth.

In fact, many anglers claim there are TOO MANY Goliath Grouper today.

They eat everything in site (including hooked fish that are being reeled up by anglers), and some wonder if we’ve kept these fish protected for too long.

So what do you think, are Goliath Grouper ready to be fished for (and kept) again?

That will certainly remain an ongoing debate among anglers, conservationists, divers, and such.

But either way, enjoy this amazing Goliath Grouper gathering footage.

Well done Lee Burghard and Wild Shutter Imaging.

Enjoy.

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Yep, a Goliath Grouper will eat just about anything…

From bonito to snook to redfish to GoPros…

Especially if you stick a GoPro up near the face of a goliath grouper as they found out in this video below.

Check out the amazing footage that our friend Robert Arrington (from Deer Meat for Dinner) and his brother get while diving in Florida recently.

Can you believe this grouper kept the GoPro down for over 16 minutes before coughing it out?

That is nuts!

Great job Deer Meet For Dinner crew (especially jumping in with all of the sharks).

Keep up the great work.

Enjoy.

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Dog gone Goliath Grouper…

Hard to believe these fish were “almost extinct” and had to be put on the protected species list years ago… they certainly are plentiful today.

What’s also interesting about this video is that I believe it is the first time I’ve seen a goliath grouper attack a redfish on film.

Usually, it’s everything from a snook, jack crevalle, bonito, and anything else that swims.

Perhaps it’s because so many of the redfish are caught on grass flats and not over wrecks, but either way, intriguing.

Check out what happens right next to the boat as these guys try to land their redfish.

Enjoy.

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When you go fishing for Goliath Grouper, it’s important to have your drag set tight so that the beast of a fish doesn’t take you down into the structure.

Of course, you also never know what size Goliath is going to hit your bait down below.

So when this 400-450 pound hammered firefighter Stephen Rampersad’s bait, it hit with enough power to pull him overboard.

But Stephen never gave up, somehow managed to hold on to the rod, and ended up celebrating with Capt. Ben Chancey of Chew On This before it was all said and done.

Amazing fight gents!

Enjoy.

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I’d say that diver and spearfisherman Justin Smith had a pretty good day!

While diving off of the coast of North Carolina last month, Justin not only bagged handful of megalodon teeth, but he also bagged some grouper.

All while fending off a hungry shark.

And did he make it look incredibly easy to find Megalodon shark teeth or what? I’m guessing that I’ve passed over quite a few of them in my days of diving.

Pretty cool stuff man.

Enjoy!

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