We did a corporate fishing tournament out of the Ritz Carlton, Naples yesterday and ended up catching the biggest fish out of the 10 boats that were in it. It was a friendly tournament and we didn’t win anything…except bragging rights! I asked my crew at the beginning of the charter what they felt like doing and they decided to stay close and try for bigger fish instead of heading to the reef for numbers of fish. I taped out the fish and according to the Length x Girth formula she was about 375 pounds. These big girls are pretty accessible and surprisingly easy to catch…especially during the summer. The last few times that I have had the boat out we have gotten at least one with the groups that have elected to try.
If you’ve never gotten to see one up close its definitely something worth doing at least once. Personally I’ll take Snapper, but I’m more than happy to watch you guys pull on a Goliath Grouper.
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