Man catches record-breaking 500-pound grouper from a kayak

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Man Catches Record Breaking 500 Pound Grouper from a Kayak!

By Inside Edition

Jonathan Black, owner of the Crazy Lure Bait and Tackle shop in Cape Coral, Florida, had quite an adventure when he attempted to catch a grouper weighing over 500 pounds while in a kayak!

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In video recorded by Captain Ben Chancey from Chew on This Charters and Goliath Grouper Fishing Trips, Black can be seen struggling with the grouper and he even broke the rod.

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Man catches record-breaking 500-pound grouper from a kayak
Credit: Courtesy of Ben Chauncey
Credit: Courtesy of Ben Chauncey
Credit: Courtesy of Ben Chauncey

After that he managed to lead it to shore where it was measured to be 83 inches long with a 73 inch girth and weighing in at about 552 pounds. Even though he was thrilled with his catch, the fish was then released back in the wild as it's a protected species.

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According to Black's Facebook page, fishing for a goliath grouper has not been done from a kayak before and is very dangerous. It's reportedly the largest bottom fish ever caught from a kayak.

Watch the entire moment below:

Florida Fisherman Catches Massive, 550-Pound Grouper

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