Grouper, red (Epinephelus morio)

(Valenciennes, 1828); SERRANIDAE FAMILY; also called garoupa-de-São Tomé, cherna Americana, cherna de vivero, mero paracamo, mero
This fish occurs in the western Atlantic from North Carolina to southern Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and Bermuda with strays occurring as far north as Massachusetts. Juveniles may be found in shallow water, but adults are mainly found resting in potholes on, or edges close to rocky, flat bottoms in depths up to 1000 ft (305 m). Red grouper rarely occur around coral reefs.
Color is variable and can change, however the head and body are general... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
19.16 kg (42 lb 4 oz)
St. Augustine, Florida, USA
09-Mar-1997
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
73.0 cm
Gulf of Mexico, Naples, Florida, USA
19-May-2013
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
cm
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
2.04 kg (4 lb 8 oz)
Dry Tortugas, Florida, USA
03-Jan-2017
M-02 kg (4 lb)
3.80 kg (8 lb 6 oz)
Naples, Florida, USA
22-Aug-2015
M-03 kg (6 lb)
3.62 kg (8 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
31-May-2005
M-04 kg (8 lb)
5.56 kg (12 lb 4 oz)
Naples, Florida, USA
20-Jun-2013
M-06 kg (12 lb)
11.56 kg (25 lb 8 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
29-Nov-2007
M-08 kg (16 lb)
10.21 kg (22 lb 8 oz)
M-10 kg (20 lb)
9.75 kg (21 lb 8 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
31-Mar-2004
M-15 kg (30 lb)
11.83 kg (26 lb 1 oz)
Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
12-Apr-2005
M-24 kg (50 lb)
11.33 kg (25 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
14-Mar-2005
M-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
1.81 kg (4 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
25-Jan-2005
W-03 kg (6 lb)
4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
03-Jun-2004
W-04 kg (8 lb)
7.93 kg (17 lb 8 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
22-Apr-2006
W-06 kg (12 lb)
6.74 kg (14 lb 14 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
01-Jan-2005
W-08 kg (16 lb)
11.79 kg (26 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
22-Mar-2005
W-10 kg (20 lb)
11.79 kg (26 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
12-Feb-2005
W-15 kg (30 lb)
12.70 kg (28 lb 0 oz)
Naples, Florida, USA
16-Jul-2012
W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.68 kg (1 lb 8 oz)
Marathon, Florida, USA
06-Jan-2009
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
2.27 kg (5 lb 0 oz)
Naples, Florida, USA
22-Aug-2015
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
3.51 kg (7 lb 12 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
14-Feb-2008
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
3.69 kg (8 lb 2 oz)
Naples, Florida, USA
10-Aug-2015
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
10.65 kg (23 lb 8 oz)
Sebastian Inlet, Florida, USA
05-May-2005
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz)
Naples, Florida, USA
25-Aug-2013
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
5.10 kg (11 lb 4 oz)
Naples, Florida, USA
10-Aug-2015
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)
1.58 kg (3 lb 8 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
13-Aug-2005
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
2.94 kg (6 lb 8 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
15-Mar-2004
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
4.76 kg (10 lb 8 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
15-Mar-2004
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
6.57 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
West End, Bahamas
02-Apr-2006
F-Smallfry
6.12 kg (13 lb 8 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
24-Mar-2012
M-Junior
7.26 kg (16 lb 0 oz)
Venice, Florida, USA
02-Apr-2010
M-Smallfry
5.27 kg (11 lb 10 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
30-Jun-2007

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