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Fisherman has the fight of his life with 552-pound goliath grouper

This is his white whale.


Gabe Bergado

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Posted on May 27, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 6:04 pm CDT

In what will probably be a tale to tell his grandchildren, one lucky kayak fisherman caught a record-breakingly ginormous goliath grouper.

Jon Black was fishing next to a pier off Florida’s Sanibel Island when the aquatic beast found itself hooked on his line. Weighing approximately 552 lbs., with a length of 83 inches, and 73 inches wide, BroBible reports, it’s the largest goliath grouper caught from a kayak.

It’s also pretty much the size of the tiny boat.

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But more importantly: Is he going to eat it grilled or fried? 

H/T BroBible | Photo via Chew On This/YouTube

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*First Published: May 27, 2015, 1:21 pm CDT