“All of a sudden, that rod just doubles over, and I knew right from the moment I set the hook it was something huge,” Thurman said, adding he initially suspected the catch was a shark or amber jack. Ian Bubble with Down the Bayou Charters lifting the giant grouper. Buzbee said the catch came in the middle of the trip.
Thurman said during the fight, he had a rush of adrenaline, but he still almost gave the rod to someone else to finish the job until he looked down again. “About 15 feet from the boat it rolled over, and I knew it was a grouper because of the large mouth and huge paddle tail.
As soon as the grouper was brought aboard the boat, Thurman said Bubble radioed another captain and crew a few miles away and told them a state record had been broken. Cole Thurman (center) and his fishing buddies with the 106.3-pound black grouper. Joey Macias with Down the Bayou Charters said the catch was unique and rare.
“Anything that doubles the previous state record is damn cool.” Thurman said the entire experience proved to be memorable, including the trip to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries office in Borg to certify the catch.
In the back of my truck I have this fish in a hundred-gallon tub and it’s covered in cardboard. Hope you enjoy looking back at last year’s recap of some impressive deer, big-time bass and other interesting stories.
“My dad’s stand is about 300 yards from mine, and he texted me around 8:50 that he was looking at some does when a nice 8-point buck ran out in front of him too fast for him to get a shot,” LaCie said. At 9:00, instead of the 8-point approaching, a bigger buck suddenly appeared in the right-hand lane with a doe in front of him at 100 yards.
He went on to cover multiple species in the next several months, with the goal to educate outdoors men and women on the snakes they could encounter in the woods and waters of Louisiana. On Jan. 7, Cory Content of Kinder got a huge reason to love the Buck horn Wildlife Management Area: a monster 10-point buck that grossed more than 177 inches with very few deductions.
Dave Moreland puts the rut prediction for all of Louisiana ’s deer-hunting areas in reader’s hands, so they can start making plans and have a successful season. Last year, an early rut gave deer hunters some much-needed time of recreation in the Bayou State.
Huston’s Lane Cox took this buck measuring 1536/8 inches on Nov. 23 at the Winter Quarters Hunting Club in Tenses Parish. Deer in that part of the state generally run heavier because of the rich soils of the Mississippi Delta.
Blake Knoll from Marysville took a huge buck at Corbett Farm Hunting Club in Avoyelles Parish. Knoll was in the right place at the right time under perfect conditions to zip an arrow through the vitals of the big 11-point buck.
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 Keck.
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.
Greer was fishing about 35 miles from the end of the Mississippi Delta, using live tuna bait. The crew used an external freezer once they hauled the fish onto the deck and headed back to the Louisiana dock.
He was fishing about 100 miles out of Cypriot Point aboard Al The riot’s 44-foot Starfishes, The Better Half, when the black grouper hit a dead yoga about midday on Saturday, July 25. Hebert used a 6-foot, 6-inch Ugly Stick and a Penn 340 GTI reel spooled with 60-pound braid and a 60-pound leader to land the fish after a 20-minute battle.
When the crew returned to the Point the next day, Hebert weighed the fish on certified scales at Dago’s in Lydia: the 54.6-pounder measured 47 inches long with a 36-inch girth. The grouper was delivered to LDIF’s New Iberia office, but it wasn’t until a few days later that Hebert said a visiting biologist from Destiny, Fla. Who was headed to UL-Lafayette confirmed the fish was a black grouper.
As it turns out, Harry Blanche with LDIF, who also examined the fish in Baton Rouge, told Hebert some grouper can be tough to correctly ID. The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association maintains fishing records for the state, and currently has no entries in the black grouper category.
Gag tend to orient themselves around some sort of bottom relief, rocks, reefs, shipwrecks, or offshore oil and gas platforms. Gag are most identifiable by their lack of distinguishing features.
They most closely resemble the black grouper, but are lighter, especially on the fins. They spawn from December to May, with peaks on the full moons between February and early April.
After hatching, the tiny baby grouper are carried into nearshore and inshore waters by currents. Many young gag spend their first summer on oyster reefs feeding on small shrimp and other creatures.
After 4 months, the survivors have grown to 5 inches and switched to a fish diet, which is their preferred food for the rest of their lives. With the cooler temperatures of fall, the small gag move to deeper channels for migration offshore.
In recent years, this imbalance in sex ratios has become more pronounced, causing some fisheries managers to become concerned. The larger male fish are aggressive feeders and once located, they are easy to catch.
The increased efficiency of fishermen is allowing them to target specific gag habitat. Offshore is going to be the main focus September at Concourse, according to Todd Black, a charter captain and owner of Fish Heads LA.
6-ranked fish hit the scales at Sand Dollar Marina, another fisherman 45 miles southwest of Grand Isle reeled in a 277-pounder that also likely would have cracked into Louisiana ’s Top 10. For a few tense moments last Thursday, Allen Temple wasn’t sure if whatever was on the end of his line 400 feet down in the Gulf of Mexico would be there much longer.
The grouper family has a lot of fish trimmed in yellow, and all of them are good to eat. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission took action on a notice of intent and declaration of emergency on Thursday to modify the recreational grouper season, and increased the minimum size limits for black and gag grouper from 22 to 24 inches.
They are attractive fish, resembling overgrown and (usually) more colorful large mouth bass. Paul Guido was a man on a mission last weekend, intent on catching up with a giant Warsaw grouper that had escaped him only days earlier out of Fourth.
Simon Goodly was underweight, over matched and out manned when he picked a fight with a 305-pound Warsaw grouper Friday afternoon, but the Cutoff angler still managed to come out on top. Last month, we discussed the biology of the Goliath grouper, a fish still often called by its old name of Jewish.
The world all-tackle record for red grouper is a 42 pounds and 4 ounces fish caught off St. Augustine Florida in 1997. Blake Schneider and her 2-year-old son Entry snagged a 160-pound doe in Simmesport, La.
Calcasieu’s flounder run peaks in November, Hack Attack spinner bait is big-bass bait in November, Thunder jig helps Port Allen pro match the hatch. The IFA maintains the World Records for all species of game fish.
Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network, See a full list of our Social Media accounts, Color olive or gray with rectangular black blotches and brassy spots, Bottom of properly (cheek) is gently-rounded, Second dorsal, anal and caudal fins black on outer third part of fin, Pale yellow or white margin on pectoral fins. Speckled Hind, Gag, and Snowy Grouper all outgrow Red Snapper.
With the help of our friends at IFA, we've compiled this list of Florida Fishing Records. Just this last weekend, Ft Myers based Alex Newman was fishing the Ronald McDonald House Offshore Rodeo and Reggae Party, a charity fundraiser tournament that Alex has fished and placed in before.
, Brent London of Port Allen relies on Delta Lures Thunder Jig, bladed bait, when November passing arrives. Left to Right: Beau Hammond, Jim Lasher, Ben Floyd, and Tim Kent.
Grouper boast the reputation of being the most big-shouldered battling' bottom fish in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Groupies, behold: This man's grouper catch is one for the record books.
According to the International Game Fish Association, which collects and verifies world records worldwide, the current record for a black grouper is 124 pounds caught Jan. 11, 2003, in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas. In this episode, we recall the Top Five Biggest Goliath Groupers ever caught on Blackish.
Florida Saltwater Fishing Records Written by Noah Chain. The International Game Fish Association says the current world record for a black grouper is 124 pounds.
FOOD VALUE: Excellent; firm white flesh; little red. The average catch in Florida is around half that length, weighing between 5 and 20 pounds.
According to the International Game Fish Association, the current black grouper world record is … Copyright 1999 – 2020 Louisiana Sportsman, Inc. All rights reserved. Young black grouper may occur inshore in shallow water.
The International Game Fish Association says the current world record for a black grouper is 124 pounds. State Record : 113 lb 6 oz, caught near the Dry Tortugas.
Goliath Grouper 680lbs caught in Ferdinand Beach in 1961 by Lynn Joyner. Grouper boast the reputation of being the most big-shouldered battling' bottom fish in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.
Black grouper have large, powerful jaws that they used to ambush their prey. The Backgrounder is one of the many members of the Grouper family, a variety of fish that have long been popular as game and Learn More.
Dean was using a mixed bait of squid and a cigar minnow when the big grouper hit. The Backgrounder is one of the most popular Key West game fish because it gives a hard fight and is delicious.
While on a holiday trip to the Key West from her home in New Jersey, angler Braille Bennett landed a 7.25 kg (16 pound) black grouper (Mycteroperca Monaco) on November 24, 2013, that could potentially earn her the new female Junior record. Florida Saltwater Fishing Records Written by Noah Chain.
They are protogynous hermaphrodites, meaning that young predominantly female who transform into males as they grow larger. According to the International Game Fish Association, the current black grouper world record … That fish was caught by Tim Ostrich in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas back in 2003.
620 South Meridian Street Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum. “All of a sudden, that rod just doubles over, and I knew right from the moment I set the hook it was something huge,” Thurman said, adding he initially suspected the catch was a shark or amber jack.
With an official weight of 106.3 pounds, the black grouper Thurman hauled in was 56 inches long. Potential World RecordBlackGrouper Caught in Florida Outdoor Reporters 06.09.15 What started off as an uneventful fishing trip for one Bonita Springs man ended in … According to the International Game Fish Association, which collects and verifies world records worldwide, the current record for a black grouper is 124 pounds caught Jan. 11, 2003, in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas.
State Record : 113 lb 6 oz, caught near the Dry Tortugas. Check some of these hot categories: dogfish, black grouper, cobra, mutton, cuber & mangrove snapper.
Goliath Grouper aside, there are several species which blow the biggest Snappers right out of the water. For the sake of comparison, the world record gag grouper is listed at 80 pounds, 6 ounces.
Alex Newman and his crew were dropping lines in the Gulf of Mexico for the 3rd Annual Offshore Rodeo Fishing Tournament, when Newman got slobber knocked by a behemoth black grouper.