Distribution & Size
flavolimbatus) You’ll locate this fish
between 210-900 feet deep in the western Atlantic from North Carolina to
southern Brazil, especially along the continental shelf break and throughout the
Gulf of Mexico. They’ll be associated with both rocky and soft sad and mud
|World Record Yellowedge Grouper
of 46lb 2oz captured on the Rudee Angler headboat out of Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach
by angler Heath Cataulin.
The maximum known size is 45.3 inches. This grouper also is included in the 4-per-person-per-day
grouper aggregate creel with no size limit.* Their food consists of a large
variety of invertebrates, especially brachyuran crabs and ray-finned fishes.
Species found in the stomachs of these fish include squids, octopuses, crabs,
eels, lizardfish, seahorses, scorpion fish and searobins. The life span is about
20 years, and females often become males when they reach lengths of 29.5 inches.
Common size is around 40lbs.
Tackle & Bait
Deep drop tackle with electric reel is
essential unless you fancy a long manual wind with a 3lb lead.
Feeds on squids, octopuses, crabs, eels, lizardfish, seahorses, scorpion fish,
and searobins and fishes. Fishing methods include drifting. Best baits are cut
fish or squid.
Yellowedge are excellent food fish. The white, flaky fillets may be baked,
broiled, basted over charcoal, or prepared in fish chowder. The bones are large
and easily discarded. Nutritional
Information per 100g of raw Yellowedge fillet: Calories 92g, Total Fat
1.02g, Total Protein 19.3g, Omega-3 0.25g, Cholesterol 39mg, Sodium 53mg.
Limits & Regulations
46lb 2oz World Record Yellowedge Grouper pictured above was caught off Virginia in
person per day grouper aggregate limit
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