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Sailfish - est: 8ft long, 80lbs (big for Florida)
leadered and released. 20 minute battle on 12lb test spinning tackle.

Below: Goliath Grouper (formally known as Jewfish)
est weight: 100lbs
Protected - released.
This is like fishing Tog on steroids.
 

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Paul,

While scuba diving, I've actually seen up close the goliath groupers. Those things are huge and real ugly. But, there is something about them that makes them kind of cool.

David
 

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The one was a youngster - big daddy Goliath can be 500lbs.

I wrassled that guy with 50lb stand-up tackle (tuna gear). It lasted as long as a Sumo match and took all I had to fight him out of his lair.
 

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big daddy Goliath can be 500lbs
Yeah I know. On one occasion while diving off Marco Island - Florida, I was at the bottom and looked up to see 4 goliath groupers together. They were so big that they completely blocked your view of the surface. That was an awesome experience.

David
 
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