Ben Chancey from the “Chew On This” saltwater fishing show invited us to come out on his boat to catch some giant goliath groupers. We managed to land 7 goliaths in a few hours. We caught 3 using a rod and reel and 4 using a handline. Both myself and Ben caught our first goliaths using a handline.
Bait Used — Bonito
Hooks — 18/0 Lindgren Pitman Circle hook
Leader — 6ft of #19 single strand wire.
Reel — Okuma Makaira 80w
Line — 200lb Jerry Brown braid backing with 200lb mono topshot
Rod — Custom Barrett Shark Rod