Fisherman Reels In Record-Breaking 300-Pound Grouper
Groupies, behold: This man's grouper catch is one for the record books.
Houston man Cullen Greer, 28, caught a 6-foot, 297-pound Warsaw grouper last month off the coast of Louisiana, according to KETK. It's being dubbed the largest grouper hauled in with a hand crank in state history.
Greer was on an overnight fishing trip with colleagues when a 30-minute battle began with what he first thought was a snag.
"I told the captain, 'I think I'm stuck,'" he told My Fox Tampa. "He put a couple of cranks on it and said, 'Yeah, that's a fish.'"
Indeed it was. In fact, it was one of the biggest groupers ever caught. KETK reports that in 2008, a 359.1-pounder was crowned the biggest grouper haul of all time.
Greer was fishing about 35 miles from the end of the Mississippi Delta, using live tuna bait.
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