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Grouper fishing is one of the most popular types of fishing in Florida. Known for their stocky build and large mouths, these fish can be quite a challenge to reel in. While most often these fish are less than 100 pounds, they have been documented to reach up to 500 pounds.
Grouper are usually found at the depths of the Gulf of Mexico which is why they are considered bottom fishing.
Groupers do not have teeth at the edge of their jaws but rather tooth plates that allow them to crush their prey. This feature helps grouper to suck their prey and swallow them whole. Their mouth and gills also form a sucking system that allows them to pull in their prey from a distance. There have been reports of giant grouper attacking humans though these are unconfirmed.