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Grouper is common name for all the bass-looking-fish from the Epinephelinae Family. This family also includes sea bass by the way. Grouper are colorful predators who like to live in rocky areas, reefs, wrecks where they can hide.
Groupers are present in all subtropical and tropical oceans. They are taken deep sea fishing with natural bait (sardine, squid, ...), trolling with the downrigger or jigging.
There are groupers of all sizes and coulors, but the largest grouper are the goliath grouper. These fish can weigh as much as 350 kg (770 lb) and grow to lengths up to 2.5 m.
Groupers are present in all subtropical and tropical oceans. The best fishing destinations to fish for grouper are the Florida Keys, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canary Islands, Gibraltar Straits, Madagascar, Seychelles, Andaman Islands and Australia.