There are anglers out there who will fish for days or weeks to connect with a true giant. Sure they could catch plenty of small fish but that’s not their goal. The reality is that there are less large fish than small ones and the bigger ones have gotten to their immense size by being wary.
One of the largest fish species in the world is the giant grouper. Anglers who live in coastal areas where this fish frequents know that the grouper is an unrivaled fighter. This beast will outsmart you, spool your reel or bust up your tackle in a hurry if you’re not careful. The grouper also is referred to as brindle bass, brown spotted cod, Queensland grouper and bumblebee grouper.
Grouper Size and Diet – The largest bony fish that can be found in coral reefs is the grouper. The fish can weigh as much as 880 pounds and reach a length of 8.9 feet. However, the ocean is a vast place of mystery and still holds many secrets. Unconfirmed reports would indicate that some groupers swimming in the ocean are larger still. Some believe that giant groupers can weigh over 1300 pounds and reach astounding lengths of 14 feet. Groupers are opportunistic feeders. They’ll take a swipe at fish, sharks, seabirds, turtles or anything else that appeals to them. Groupers also won’t hesitate to make a meal out of dead animals.