Description: Light gray or brown with reddish brown spots on the sides that tend to be grouped into lines; some yellow around the corners of the mouth. Spawns in late spring undergoes sex transformation from female to male as it becomes older.
Where Most Often Found: Offshore around rocky reefs, debris and wrecks typically in 40-150 feet of water.
Feeding Habits: Feeds best on live bait (Pin-fish, Cigar Minnows, Croakers, Grunts and Squirrel-fish)/ Also feeds on dead bait (Spanish Sardines, Thread-fin and Finger Mullet) squid and crustaceans.
Size Range: From 5-15 lbs.
Bag Limit/ Size Limit: Scamp Grouper is included in the 4 Grouper per person daily bag limit. Scamp Grouper must be 16 inches in total overall length in order to keep.
Food Grade: Good table fare. Flaky white fillets, with a light to medium fish taste.