Broomtail Grouper

Catch Grouper on your next Panama Sports fishing trip!

There are a wide variety of different types of Grouper. Most grouper have large mouths and stout bodies. There are so many different types of grouper that vary in size, weight and color—- some grouper may have spots while others have bands or other markings on its body.

Depending on the genus, grouper can weigh from 1-100 pounds or more. Some groupers, like the Goliath Grouper, can weigh up towards 800-1,000 pounds! Grouper are primarily bottom dwellers.  So, they can be found on or near the bottom at inshore and offshore locations.  

broomtail grouper coiba island fishing


Grouper can be found inhabiting:

  • Coral reefs
  • Coral patches
  • Artificial reefs
  • Rocky bottom areas

They typically feed on fish, octopus and crustaceans

When it comes to catching grouper, be prepared for a fun and challenging fight. Most grouper have superior fighting skills and a lot of power.  Some grouper you may encounter on your Panama sport fishing trip may include;

  • Broomtail Grouper
  • Pacific Goliath Grouper

When drift fishing over deep water reefs & rocks with live baits, you never know what will bite. Most often you will hook into Cubera, Almaco jack, sharks, Roosterfish or sailfish, but now and then it can be a Goliath grouper or this Broomtail.

One hundred pound mono line on a Penn 50 and heavy rod is what we use for drifting live bait. When you have your fish hooked up, push the drag up to full and pull, reel, pull. Broomtail, like Cubera & Goliath grouper may head straight to a rock in seconds.

Once rocked up it could take an hour to work your mystery fish out using boat maneuvering and angler tenacity. Once the big fish is clearly out of the rocks, and the boat is over deeper water, back the drag off as light as what seems reasonable and ease him up, the line may be chaffed.

In addition to grouper, when you are sport fishing in Panama, you may also encounter:

  • Almaco Jack
  • Sharks
  • Rooster Fish
  • Sailfish

Pacific Goliath Grouper

goliath grouper

Grouper are prized not only for their size and ability to challenge a fisherman, but for their white flesh. Grouper make GREAT table fare!

If you are prepared for a great fight, then the Goliath Grouper is just what you need! You may even catch one that weighs up to 1,000 pounds!!!! To increase your chances of catching some of the most prized grouper fish, book your next Panama sport fishing trip for the months of July, August, and September.

Call us today to schedule a trip on our Panama Fishing Charters today!

Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and general sport fishing trip dates to Isla Coiba in Panama tend to fill up quickly each year.  Contact us NOW to book your trip of a lifetime with Marlin Panama! We have so many fishing opportunities available. You are assured of having a fantastic sport fishing adventure in this beautifully exotic and remote part of Central America.  Don’t wait, call now to help assure yourself of getting the dates you want!  We supply everything you will needs as far as food, drink, bait and tackle are concerned. We are very knowledgeable in fishing this area and have been doing so for decades. Join us soon! You will be glad you did!

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