Deep-Sea Fishing Mayhem: Does Your Grouper Do This?

When you’re deep-sea fishing and you hook a shark, you’re usually worried about how to handle the shark. Let’s be honest here, people. It’s not like sharks are fluffy, furry kittens that walk around with general disregard for society and everything else they come across. Catching a shark on the end of your line can be tricky business, and it gets even trickier when bigger fish in the sea, like a Goliath Grouper, show up on the sidelines.

Let’s get back to the matter of sharks. They are completely different animals. They are aggressive, predatory, and have been known to stalk their prey for miles. They are not opportunistic hunters, because they don’t have to be. If a shark wants to eat something, it will eat it. It’s the equivalent of a grizzly bear walking into a supermarket. If it wants to eat something, it’s going to take it home and eat it.

Yet, toward the end of this story you will see a different set of worries altogether play out. There is something big brewing in the waters of Marathon, Florida. Marathon is usually known for its explosive tarpon fishing season, not sharks. Most people flock to the area in search of catching a once in a life time photo of a tarpon sailing through the air. When sharks are involved, though, they can be problematic. Tarpon and other fish become scarce.

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It appears that the old saying “there are other fish in the sea” is very true here, even with the presence of sharks! The truth of the matter is that this “other fi