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NFL Linebacker Sam Barrington Goes Fishing For MONSTER Goliath Groupers

The Atlantic goliath grouper, also known as “Jew fish” is a large saltwater fish of the grouper family found primarily in shallow tropical waters among coral and artificial reefs at depths from 16 to 164 ft. Its range includes the Florida Keys in the US, the Bahamas, most of the Caribbean and most of the Brazilian coast. On some occasions, it is caught off the coasts of the US states of New England off Maine and Massachusetts. In the eastern Atlantic Ocean, it occurs from the Congo to Senegal.

The heaviest grouper ever caught and certified as an IGFA world record was this 680-pound goliath grouper. The fish was caught on May 20, 1961, off Fernandina Beach, Florida, using a Spanish mackerel as bait. That’s one big fish.

In this episode of BlacktipH, Josh is joined once again by NFL star linebacker Sam Barrington from the Green Bay Packers to go fishing for monster goliath groupers off the coast of Florida. We started off the day catching bonito (false albacore) for bait. After catching half a dozen albies for bait, Sam was ready to start goliath grouper fishing. Sam hooked up to his first goliath grouper and immediately got yanked forward. After an intense short fight, Sam Barrington landed his first goliath grouper. The day ended with Sam catching four goliath groupers. Sam’s friends Johan and Richard both caught a goliath grouper, adding up a total of six goliath groupers for the day.

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