One of the most popular types of fishing in the Panhandle of Florida, fishing for grouper in Pensacola is extremely thrilling. These awesome fish are found feeding near the ocean floor. Anglers go bottom fishing to catch them and the exhilarating challenge involves reeling in these powerful fish through the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. A variety of grouper are caught off the coast of Pensacola, including the favored gag grouper and goliath grouper.
Grouper have stocky bodies and giant mouths. No teeth line the edges of their jaws. Massive tooth plates are used highly effectively to crush and kill their prey instead, before sucking them and swallowing them whole. This makes grouper very easy to identify by any level of angler in Pensacola. Typically weighing less than 100lbs, grouper have been documented as enormous as 500lbs. These unique fish will happily devour anything they consider edible and have been known to fatally attack people on occasion. No need to worry though, we much prefer using live and frozen bait to catch them in Pensacola – particularly live pinfish, which we delight in using because we can feel these amazing fish inhaling the bait.
Our Pensacola fishing charters catch grouper of all varieties throughout the year, and we catch them fairly close to shore. During the springtime (April and May), grouper spawn. This is definitely the best time to catch them. Anglers travel in droves to the wrecks and reefs where this is happening and they catch phenomenal grouper there.
Grouper are absolutely divine. Their tasty white meat is served as an entree at many restaurants in Pensacola. Our personal favorite is fried grouper fingers, but they are delicious grilled and baked as well. Take your catch along with you to some of these restaurants. Their expert chefs take great pride in ensuring your grouper is a total taste sensation, and this is cheaper than ordering dishes off the menus.
Call today to book your Pensacola Grouper Fishing Charter and exhilarate in their powerful challenge.