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.


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.


Related Post: Is It Time To Let Recreational Anglers Keep Goliath Grouper Again?

Related Video: These Guys Take A GoPro To The Bottom Of Sebastion Inlet! Check Out What They Found!

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Could you imagine catching an 18-POUND Mangrove Snapper?

I think for most of us, we would love to catch a 5-pound mangrove snapper.

Well spearfishing stud Cameron Kirkconnell not only has proof these huge snapper exist, but he has gone down to snapper honey holes like the one in this video (this is somewhere on the east coast of Florida) and plucked world records with his spear.

And if you don’t know 13-time World Record Spearfishing “Champion” Cameron Kirkconnell, you should get to know him.

The guy is one of the most talented spearfishing experts the world have ever seen, and he is just getting started on breaking records and changing the world of spearfishing.

Make sure to check out his super entertaining and hilarious interview we did with him here.

Cameron Kirkconnell = Salt Strong

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When my friend Brandon Barton (the same kayak angler that accidentally hooked a big osprey in this video) sends me an email, it usually has an amazing kayak fishing video with it…

So when I saw that he emailed me yesterday, I was quick to open it up and see what he had captured on one of his wild kayak fishing excursions.

And low and behold, it was a pearl of a kayak fishing video…

In this video, Brandon is out on a charter with a new kayak angler and a few other kayak anglers while fishing a wreck for snapper and grouper.

They had the drag locked down pretty hard on the guy’s reel to avoid losing their fish in the wreck that there were on top of, and this red snapper made a run that completely flipped the angler out!

The really amazing part is this angler held on to the rod like a champ and even got a nice pic with the big red snapper at the end of the day.


Related Video: “Wait til’ You See What Happens When This Angler Accidentally Hooks Into An Osprey!” (watch it here now)

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IMPORTANT WARNING: Kids, adults, and anglers of all sizes and ages… do NOT try this at home. It could end up costing you your fishing rod, your boat, or even your life…

In what could be the most dangerous and riskiest fishing stunt ever captured on film, Captain Brant (from Angler Up With Capt. Brant) and his sidekick fishing buddy not only take bananas out fishing, but they use them for bait.

Yep, bananas for bait… and I know what you are thinking right now…

Has the world gone completely mad?

Or have these anglers just gone “Bananas”? (what a zinger!)

Now before you watch the video, it’s important to note that when the monster snapper are literally next to your boat begging to get caught (most likely from a nice round of chum), it probably isn’t that tough to catch them on anything.

However, we must give credit to Capt. Brant for having the courage to take bananas out in the first place.

He is very fortunate that the fishing gods were kind to him that day and didn’t sink his boat, or explode his engine, or send a pod of porpoises to scare every fish in the vicinity away…

It is also important to note that there was no footage of them making it back safely with no boat or mechanical issues… just saying… haha

Here at Salt Strong, we highly recommend that no one take physical bananas out on the boat while fishing. In fact, we went as far as to create a shirt to let all of the fish know your boat is “Banana Free”.


Related Post: “Are Bananas Really Bad Luck On Boats? [PICS & TRUE STORIES]” (see it here now)

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Would you ever dive down to the bottom of the Sebastian Inlet?

I can only imagine that these divers (Josh Rhein, Vaughn and Nikko) did this dive on an absolute perfect day (and slack tide) for the Inlet.

Because the last time I was fishing the Sebastian Inlet the water was incredibly choppy, not to mention, the water was ripping so fast through the pass that most boats were scared to go through it…

Also, the Sebastion Inlet has been known to hold a few bull sharks… or two… or one hundred…

If you aren’t familiar with the world famous Sebastian Inlet, it is about 12 miles north of Vero Beach, and it is one of the favorite land based (and boat based) spots for anglers to catch snook, redfish, tarpon, Spanish mackerel and just about anything else that swims through the inlet.

There are tons of places to fish the inlet from land, and anglers from all over the states (and even abroad) head over to Sebastian Inlet State Park every year to wet a line.

So when I saw that a couple of guys had the courage to free dive the Sebastian Inlet, I knew this was going to be good.

You will be blown away with how many snook are just hanging out down there!

Not to mention, some goliath grouper, mangrove snapper, cubera snapper, and even some lobster.


Related Post: “5 Shortcuts To Catching Snook In Florida”

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Fish On.

WARNING: You will want to watch this video more than once to see where the heck this Goliath Grouper came from!

If you have ever been freediving/spearfishing before, then you know just how painful this is to watch.

Because when you are freediving there is so much effort, time, and precious breath that goes into every kill shot… and there is nothing worse than having your hard work taken away from you…

And when Ben Carlson speared this nice Snapper while freediving, the last thing he saw coming was a hungry Goliath Grouper just waiting to capitalize on Ben’s hard work.

Ben was incredibly lucky to get his spear back, although if you look closely you can tell that the spear was bent a little bit.

And oh, by the way, if you thought that a freediver’s worst nightmare was a shark, you would be surprised to know that most freedivers would rather see a shark than lose a nice fish. Not to mention, Goliath Groupers can be more aggressive than almost all sharks when attacking your fish on a spear (there are of course a few exceptions like nasty bull sharks).

A great video from our friend BlacktipH shows some video proof that Goliath Grouper are more aggressive than sharks. You can watch it here.

Related Video: “Wait til’ You See What This Goliath Grouper Does Just Inches Away From This Diver!” (watch it here)

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Darcizzle (from Darcizzle Offshore) is back!

And this time she is taking her fishing skills underwater as she goes spearfishing with the FAU Spearfishing Team down in the Florida Keys.

If you missed the last few Darcizzle videos, here are a few of our favorites:

Otherwise, enjoy this latest video fromDarcizzle as she and the FAU crew catch lionfish, snapper, and a big kingfish.

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When Back to Basics Adventure stars Aaron “Az” Gallagher and Jack “Stricko” Strickland went spearfishing on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the last thing they expected was any type of shark attack…

And as avid divers and experienced spear fishermen, they certainly didn’t expect to be chasing a shark that had stolen their spear gun!

But that is exactly what happens in this amazing video that we have dubbed “Shark Steals Spear Gun“!

Shortly after Jack “Stricko” gets a solid shot off on a Snapper (with his speargun that has a reel line on the gun), the Snapper wraps itself around some coral, forcing Stricko to try to untangle the spear line.

Within seconds, a shark sees an easy meal and blasts onto the scene from out of nowhere, attacking Stricko’s dinner while he has to watch helplessly.

The shark then makes a quick run at Stricko, and as he tries to ward off the shark with his long dive fins, he lets go of the speargun, only to see the shark head back down to take off with the fish and his gun…

You will have to watch the rest of the video to see if he ever gets his spear back…

Enjoy and please SHARE if you thought this was as Amazing as we did!

Just when I thought “The Lionfish Killer” Alex Fogg couldn’t get any more creative with his lionfish killing prowess, he brings in pyramids, triggerfish, and even the Red Hot Chili Peppers (one of my favorite bands).

What a cool video man!

And by the way, if you didn’t see Alex’s two other amazing lionfish videos (that both went VIRAL), check them out here after you watch the main lionfish video below:

  • “The Ultimate Lionfish Killer” – click here to watch
  • “The Ultimate Lionfish Massacre” – click here to watch

And by the way, for those of you wondering why people like Alex are going out of their way to kill lionfish, please know that this is highly encouraged as these lionfish are taking over reefs and habitats all over the Gulf and the Caribbean.