Grouper fishing is very popular sport. Grouper are most commonly caught on the top of the reef. Or off the deep edge of the reef & out on the Wreck’s. All The Groupers, Gag Grouper, Black Grouper, Red Grouper & Warsaw Grouper are great medium to heavy tackle fish. Grouper fishing is available all year round. Although, the winter is the best. All the Groupers are a great sport fishing, Deep Sea Game fish. We commonly find while Bottom Fishing near the Gulf Stream edge & around wrecks and the edge of the deep reef. Grouper can be caught with live bait, dead bait, cut bait, lures & Jigs. They are great fun to catch. Grouper pull very hard & dive deep when hooked.
The local grouper fishing is divided into shallow water groupers & deep water grouper. Some of the shallow water grouper are: Black Grouper, Gag Grouper & Red grouper. The Deep water grouper fishing are: Snowy Grouper, Yellow Edge Grouper & Warsaw Grouper. We can catch all of these grouper fishing off Miami & Miami Beach depending on the time of year. All of these Groupers will eat live or dead bait. Fished on the bottom
Not all serranids are called groupers. The family also includes the common sea basses. The common name grouper is usually given to fish in one of two large genera. First is Epinephelus and secondly Mycteroperca. In addition, the species classified in the small genera Anyperidon,Cromileptes, Dermatolepis,Gracila, Saloptia and Triso are also called groupers. Fish classified in the genusPlectropomus are referred to ascoralgroupers. These genera are all classified in the subfamily Epiphelinae. Some of the hamlets (genus Alphestes), the hinds (genus Cephalopholis), the lyretails (genus Variola) and some other small genera (Gonioplectrus, Niphon,Paranthias) are also in this subfamily. Occasionaly species in other serranid genera have common names involving the word “grouper”. Nonetheless, the word “groupers” on its own is usually taken as meaning the subfamily Epinephelinae.