Red Grouper is a common catch on Salty Knots Off Shore Charters this time of year. They are found on all types of bottoms and won’t be picky about what goes in their mouths. We usually end up with a lot of keepers while we target Gag Grouper or Amberjack. Despite all of this, the Red Grouper remains a good table fair, and well worth keeping. Looking for Red Grouper Fishing Charters? Look no further than Salty Knots Fishing Charters.
Red grouper are caught under crevices in coral reefs, flat areas with live bottoms, and potholes at depths of 50-200 feet. Our charter boat offers different lengths of fishing charter days ranging from 4 hours to our extreme 15-hour charters.
Red Grouper may chase baits occasionally but they are more inclined to ambush their prey. The red grouper is often the lazy cousin of the species. Anglers will not feel a bite, but rather dead weight. This is a sign that a red grouper has taken the bait and is sitting there waiting for the angler to reel it up. Each species of gulf fish has its own size limit and harvest season.
This species is slow to mature and long-lived. The juveniles spawn offshore and spend their first 4-5 year in inshore waters before moving back offshore to hardbottom seafloors – pilings or rocks, wrecks or reefs – where they can dig for homes.
Red Groupers are protogynous hermaphrodites, which is an interesting fact. This means that they all start life as males and then transform into females at ages 7-12.
How Big Do Red Grouper Get?
Red groupers can be considered mature when they reach 17-21 years old. They reach at least 23 inches when they become males. The average catch weight will range between 3 and 10 pounds.
Red Grouper Fishing Charters in St. Petersburg FL
Grouper Fishing Charters in St. Petersburg FL will allow you to enjoy all that Florida fishing has to offer. Your day will be exciting from the moment you set foot on the boat with the fishing team at Salty Knots Fishing Charters. Once we have enough bait on hand, we can get to work at attracting amazing groupers. These fish are known for being extremely strong and will make your heart beat fast. We will be there to help you every step of the way, offering expert advice and helping you reel in the fish of a lifetime.
Red Groupers are a great photo opportunity and, if legal, they are delicious to eat. Salty Knots Fishing Charters in St Petersburg Florida offers a unique experience. It’s man against fish. It’s a tug-of-war for all ages. Are you up to the challenge? Call today to book the fishing trip of a lifetime!