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Goliath Grouper

The Gentle Giants of the Everglades: A Battle of Strength and Skill
“Goliath Grouper AKA Jew fish can reach lengths of over 7 feet and weigh over 700lbs. Nothing quite like targeting the juveniles in the islands and back country, sizing in from 5 to 50lbs. ”
Captain Jesse

Introduction to the Goliath Grouper

The Goliath Grouper is a true marvel of the Everglades. Known for its impressive size and strength, this colossal fish presents a unique and challenging angling experience that’s nothing short of epic.
Introduction to the Goliath Grouper

Characteristics of the Goliath Grouper

The Goliath Grouper’s massive body, which can weigh up to 800 pounds and stretch over 8 feet, is a spectacle in itself. Its olive or grayish body, embellished with dark spots and patterns, makes it an unmistakable sight in the Everglades waters.

Habitat and Behavior

Preferring the deeper waters, Goliath Groupers are often found near structures like coral reefs, shipwrecks, and rocky ledges. Despite their intimidating size, they are relatively gentle and curious creatures.

Fishing Tips from Captain Jesse

Fishing for a Goliath Grouper is a battle of raw power,” advises Captain Jesse. “Heavy tackle and strong lines are essential. Also, be prepared for a challenging fight; these giants won’t give in easily
Kevin KolodziejcykKevin Kolodziejcyk
12:34 08 Aug 23
We had a great time with Captain Jesse! He provided us with the kind of experience we were after and worked hard to put us on fish. He was patient with my boys and they were talking his ear off in no time. A trip we will never forget.
michael romancemichael romance
23:33 07 Aug 23
I have been fishing with Jesse at outgoing charters for over 10 years. Nobody knows the backwaters or how to catch fish there better than Captain Jesse. We caught fish every trip and he always makes it an enjoyable trip. He is friendly knowledgeable and patient. There is nothing like escaping the everyday stresses of life and heading to the backwaters to fish with Jesse at outgoing charters. Worth every penny.
Adam DawsonAdam Dawson
12:40 03 Jul 23
It’s always been amazing with Captain Jesse fishing around the 10,000 islands in the Everglades. I went out in the beginning of February with him and he had me hooked up to the biggest fish I’ve ever caught! A giant cobia! The day kept getting better as we went further inland to catch several reds and a few snook! I can’t wait to get down there in a few weeks and do it all over again!
natenate
22:48 01 Jul 23
First time in the everglades, Jesse made us feel right at home. Great time on the water and great fish to bring home.
John GranierJohn Granier
18:42 01 Jul 23
Jesse was great! He handled us on a full boat of me & 3 teenagers. He was joking & teaching my teens. Our first experience in the everglades. Caught a variety of species & saw dolphins. Loved it.
Hailey GriffinHailey Griffin
23:15 13 Nov 22
We have went out with Capt Jesse about 6 times in the past 5 years and we always have a great time! He is extremely knowledgeable and friendly and does all he can to get you to the best fishing spots in the Ten Thousand Islands. There is no other charter captain we trust to take us fishing!
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