Grouper Land

Grouper Week

Welcome to Grouper Land! St. Pete/Clearwater is the grouper capital of the world and we’re all about celebrating the tasty, flaky white fish. 

Catch the grouper wave and savor fresh gulf grouper during Grouper Week events every July, and discover more about where to find this kingly fish in local restaurants and out in the Gulf.

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grouper and risotto dish

FUN FACT: Many chefs consider grouper to be one of the best fish to prepare because of its cloud-like texture.

The Culinary Experience

 

Check Out These Grouper Week Recipe Pins

FUN FACT: Black and red grouper young are predominantly female but they often transform into males as they grow!

The Fishing Experience

FUN FACT: The goliath grouper is the largest of the groupers and can grow up to 800 lbs.

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Discover the best spots for grouper fishing and more in this video.

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grouper family sustainability guidelines

Be aware of these guidelines in order to preserve the beloved grouper for years to come.

Gag Grouper

Gag Grouper

About: Brownish-grey in color, you don’t have to go far out to find this grouper in fall and winter because they move inshore in cooler months.

Minimum Size Limit: 24” TL

Daily Bag Limit: 2 per person within aggregate

Open Season: June 1-December 31

Black grouper

Black Grouper

About: Similar-looking to Gag grouper, though coloring is more olive. Find them offshore most months.

Minimum Size Limit: 24” TL

Daily Bag Limit: 4 per person within aggregate

Open Season: Year-round

Red grouper

Red Grouper

About: A mild, firm fish, peak catch for red grouper is during the summer and fall.

Minimum Size Limit: 20” TL

Daily Bag Limit: 2 per person within aggregate

Open Season: Year-round

FUN FACT: The largest Black Grouper was caught near the Dry Tortugas and was 113 lbs., 6oz!

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