Another Grouper Crossed Off The Kayak List.

John McKroid

Almost A Member
Apr 24, 2018
Fort Lauderdale
Boat Name
Hobie Pro Angler 14
Fishing pressure has thinned out the SE Florida Grouper population. I got lucky and crossed the Snowy Grouper off the list the first year in a Kayak. It was two more years before landing a keeper Black and five years before Landing a keeper Gag Grouper. I mention keeper because many of the groupers have off-season windows and 20-24" minimum size limits. After seven years in the kayak, I was stoked to land my first keeper Scamp Grouper last month on a slow pitch :jig:

Still not even halfway.......the Goliath, Nassau, Red, Yellowfin, and Warsaw Groupers are still pending.


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  • May 8, 2008
    Dana Point CA
    Andy Jakubas
    Boat Name
    1984 Cobalt DV 18.5
    Congrats on the beautiful fish. A Goliath on a kayak sounds interesting. Would love to see the video.
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