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Drifted Daggar Island shorline today and caught some type of grouper on my sand eel. I was drifting the 4-6 foot break on the outside shore. The fish was brown with darker brown marking that looked almost square. Fish was only about 8 inches long and curled tail up when removing the lure. Have googled and think it was either a Black grouper or warsaw. Thought these were deep water fish. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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I caught one of those on the 61 st peir one time when I was a kid....
The adults at the time told me mine was a warsaw.
 

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I only keep a cheap disposable camera on the boat. Not all film is shot up. From looking at pics on this board, I think it was a black grouper. First one I have ever caught. Just wish it would have been bigger.
 

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I think juvenile grouper may hang in the bay systems for a while before heading out to the deep. I caught a couple of gag grouper (about 14 inches long) at the Port A ferry landing a few years ago.



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Caught the same thing on a midbay reef in East Matty last year. Had the pattern of a giraffe only with brown to black coloration. Cool looking fish for sure!
 
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