South Florida Spearfishing

Spearfishing in South Florida is good all year round!
The warm waters of the Gulf Stream flow closest to Broward and Palm Beach Counties, bringing squid, baitfish, and predators up from South American waters. In essence, the Gulf Stream is like a river flowing through an ocean, re-populating reefs and wrecks with a variety of legal gamefish.
Probably the most popular fish among local divers is the Hogfish, sometimes called the Hog Snapper. The Hogfish is actually a member of the wrasse family, not a snapper at all. Man, this fish is good! Pure white flesh, mild tasting, and easy to recognize underwater, the Hogfish is a great catch.
Also popular, although more difficult to catch, is the Black Grouper. This highly prized fish is known by different names around the world...

Latin: Mycteroperca spp French: Meirou
German: Zackenbarsch Spanish: Garupa (Mexico), Mero (elsewhere)
Russian: Bonasi agagi Japanese: Hata

But dipped in batter and fried golden brown, its known as Captain Conrad's favorite dinner. While you can't expect to catch one every time, I guarantee you will remember the day when you catch your first Black Grouper.