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Florida fisherman catches 350-pound Warsaw grouper

Published: Jan. 14, 2020 at 8:47 AM CST
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A man in Florida has a fish story to tell -- a huge one!

The fisherman caught a Warsaw grouper weighing a whopping 350 lbs.

It was caught with a hook and line in December in roughly 600-feet of water.

Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission estimate the fish is 50-years-old. That makes it the oldest sample they've ever collected for their program.

Warsaw groupers can grow to nearly eight feet long and can weigh up to nearly 600 lbs.

The largest one ever caught in Florida was nearly 440 lbs.

A big old fish! This 350-lb Warsaw grouper was caught by hook-and-line on December 29th 2019, off Southwest Florida in...

Posted by FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute on Friday, January 10, 2020

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