Grouper, goliath (Epinephelus itajara)

(Lichtenstein, 1822); SERRANIDAE FAMILY; also called spotted jewfish, southern jewfish, junefish, Florida jewfish, jewfish
Known to occur in the western Atlantic Ocean from Florida to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the West Indies. It is also known in the eastern Pacific from Costa Rica to Peru. This species is usually found inside of the 12 fathom bottom contour, though it may occur in deeper waters. It favors areas near rocky shores and islands, reefs, ledges, dock and bridge pilings, and wrecks, where caves and holes offer refuge.
The goliath grouper is the largest of the groupe... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
308.44 kg (680 lb 0 oz)
Fernandina Beach, Florida, USA
20-May-1961
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-03 kg (6 lb)
140.38 kg (309 lb 8 oz)
Flamingo, Florida, USA
15-Jan-1977
M-04 kg (8 lb)
7.25 kg (16 lb 0 oz)
Big Pine Key, Florida, USA
21-Oct-2006
M-06 kg (12 lb)
165.78 kg (365 lb 8 oz)
Flamingo, Florida, USA
31-Mar-1975
M-08 kg (16 lb)
43.54 kg (96 lb 0 oz)
Iles de Salut, French Guiana
21-Aug-1994
M-10 kg (20 lb)
156.37 kg (344 lb 12 oz)
Flamingo, Florida, USA
11-Jan-1976
M-15 kg (30 lb)
195.04 kg (430 lb 0 oz)
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA
25-Apr-1967
M-24 kg (50 lb)
167.37 kg (369 lb 0 oz)
Marathon, Florida, USA
25-Apr-1956
M-37 kg (80 lb)
308.44 kg (680 lb 0 oz)
Fernandina Beach, Florida, USA
20-May-1961
M-60 kg (130 lb)
206.61 kg (455 lb 8 oz)
Marco Island, Florida, USA
07-May-1981
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz)
Big Pine Key, Florida, USA
21-Oct-2006
W-03 kg (6 lb)
1.58 kg (3 lb 8 oz)
Big Pine Key, Florida, USA
30-Sep-2006
W-04 kg (8 lb)
5.89 kg (13 lb 0 oz)
Big Pine Key, Florida, USA
01-Oct-2006
W-06 kg (12 lb)
49.89 kg (110 lb 0 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
02-Aug-1961
W-08 kg (16 lb)
6.57 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
Big Pine Key, Florida, USA
30-Sep-2006
W-10 kg (20 lb)
39.91 kg (88 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
11-Dec-1980
W-15 kg (30 lb)
144.24 kg (318 lb 0 oz)
Dry Tortugas, Florida, USA
14-Mar-1966
W-24 kg (50 lb)
131.54 kg (290 lb 0 oz)
Marathon, Florida, USA
05-May-1967
W-37 kg (80 lb)
166.01 kg (366 lb 0 oz)
Guayabo, Panama
08-Feb-1965
W-60 kg (130 lb)
148.32 kg (327 lb 0 oz)
Flamingo, Florida, USA
24-Jun-1969
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
161.48 kg (356 lb 0 oz)
Islamorada, Florida, USA
15-Mar-1967
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
5.44 kg (12 lb 0 oz)
Cozumel, Mexico
10-Aug-2002
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
4.76 kg (10 lb 8 oz)
Machaca Hill Lodge, Belize
10-Nov-2007
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
32.65 kg (72 lb 0 oz)
Marathon, Florida, USA
28-Jul-2005
F-Smallfry
4.76 kg (10 lb 8 oz)
Big Pine Key, Florida, USA
12-Aug-2006
M-Junior
81.64 kg (180 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
31-May-2006
M-Smallfry
2.27 kg (5 lb 0 oz)
Charlotte Harbor, Florida, USA
28-May-2007

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