I’ve always had a thing for grouper. I’m not sure I can put my finger on why, but their variety, availability around the world and vicious strikes are certainly factors. In conjunction with the February Sport Fishing feature, “Game Plan for Grouper,” here are 40 photos, most of which I’ve taken or someone has taken of me with my camera over the years, with grouper from waters nears and far.
Coral trout! Love ’em — sleek aggressive grouper of shallow reefs and bommies that come tearing up to savage poppers and shallow-running twitchbaits like this Sebile Stick Shadd. Location: Coral Sea northeast of Australia.