Red GrouperJanuary 10, 2011
Description: color brownish red; lining of mouth scarlet-orange; blotches on sides in unorganized pattern; second spine of dorsal fin longer than others; pectoral fins longer than pelvic fins; squared off tail; margin of soft dorsal black with white at midfin; black dots around the eyes.
Where found: bottom dwelling fish associated with hard bottom; juveniles OFFSHORE along with adults greater than 6 years old; fish from 1 to 6 years occupy NEARSHORE reefs.
Size: common to 15 pounds.
Florida Record: 39 lbs., 8 ozs.
Remarks: spawns in April and May; prefer water temperatures between 66 and 77 degrees F; undergoes sex reversal, young individual females becoming males as they age; lifespan of at least 25 years; feeds on squid, crustaceans, and fish.
How to catch: use deep sinking lines.
Flies to Use: clousers and deceivers.This entry was posted in What's Biting Now and tagged casting clinics, Enver Hysni, fishing excursions, florida fly fishing, fly fish tackle, fly fishing, fly shop, fly tying, fly tying materials, grouper, how to catch when fly fishing, inshore fly fishing, offshore fly fishing, red grouper, salt water fishing, salt water fly anglers, salt water fly fishing, south tampa fly shop, Tampa Bay On The Fly, Tampa Fly Fishers, tampa fly fishing, what's biting now. Bookmark the permalink.
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