Gulf anglers may target Black, Gag, Red, Warsaw and Scamp Grouper. The most common catch is the Gag Grouper.

The Gag Grouper is a dark brown fish, with pattern marking that resemble “kiss-like” shapes.

  • Average size: This fish is commonly found ranging from 10-20 pounds, but may reach weights exceeding 50 pounds.
  • Habitat: Grouper tend to aggregate themselves around structure like rock and reef bottoms, or oil and gas platforms. They are found in depths ranging from 60-250 feet of water, with larger grouper being found on the deeper end of that spectrum.
  • Limits: In Louisiana, an angler may take 4 Gag Grouper a day with a minimum total length of 24 inches per fish.