Leviathan: Angler hauls in monster fish - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Leviathan: Angler hauls in monster fish

Updated:
The Warsaw Grouper was 6' long and had a girth of 6'. (Source: Ginny Johnson) The Warsaw Grouper was 6' long and had a girth of 6'. (Source: Ginny Johnson)
VENICE, LA (WVUE) -

One fisherman has a whopper of a story to tell his friends.

Cullen Greer, of Houston, was off the coast of Venice, LA in the Gulf of Mexico when he hauled in a massive Warsaw Grouper near an offshore rig in over 500' of water.

The fish weighs 297 pounds. It took Greer more than half an hour to land the 6' monster, according to staff at Cyprus Cove Marina. Greer used live bait to hook his catch.

He caught the grouper on May 24.

The fish might look enormous, but it is not the largest grouper caught in Louisiana waters.

The current record weight for a Warsaw Grouper is 359.1 pounds. The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association says that fish was wrangled back in November 2008.

Follow FOX 8:     

Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • Sign up for emails from FOX 8 Live

    Get news and forecasts from FOX 8 delivered to your inbox by signing up for the lists below.

    * denotes required fields




    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.