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    Eat your heart out Marrdro....

    La. State Record Grouper -- 359 lb.

    THIBODAUX , La. --A medical student who blindfolds his friends to
    keep his favorite offshore fishing spot secret has come up with a
    record-beating fish -- a warsaw grouper weighing 359.1 pounds.

    The giant hauled in by J.J. Tabor of Thibodaux is 12 ounces above
    the previous Louisiana state record, a state biologist confirmed.

    It's been cut down to fillets. The first fillet weighed 53 pounds,
    Tabor said.

    He caught it near an oil rig 70 miles south of Fourchon, in 400
    feet of water. He won't give a more specific description.

    'It's J.J.'s secret,' said Joey Rodrigue, a friend from Baton Rouge
    who joined Tabor and Tabor's father, John, on the record-making trip
    Saturday. 'I don't even know where I was. He blindfolds us on the way
    out.'

    Tabor said he thought at first that his hook with a live hardtail
    on it had it the bottom 'until I felt the big head shake.'

    Rodrigue steered away from the rig.

    'I put myself in a harness and just had to lay back and fight,'
    J.J. Tabor said. 'It was about a 15 or 20 minute fight.'

    Tabor cleaned the fish late Monday afternoon outside his father's
    auto repair shop in Thibodaux. 'We'll split it up,' he said. 'I'll make
    some phone calls and try to get rid of it fresh. The rest, we'll vacuum
    pack it and cook it later.'

    Tabor says he believes the fish is about 33 years old. He plans to
    send an inner-ear bone called the otolith to a university in Florida
    where researchers can help determine the age of the fish. He hopes to get
    the results in about four weeks.

    The world record, caught off Florida in 1985, is 436 pounds, 12 ounces.

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    Re: Eat your heart out Marrdro....

    wow


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    Re: Eat your heart out Marrdro....

    holy sh--....wow, that thing is just [size=20pt]Enormous![/size]

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    Re: Eat your heart out Marrdro....

    Think about that fish the next time you go swimming.

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    Re: Eat your heart out Marrdro....

    that is just unbelievable. Never seen anything like it.

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    Re: Eat your heart out Marrdro....

    That is one big ass fish

    Thanks Josdin00 for the sig!

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    Re: Eat your heart out Marrdro....

    The first fillet weighed 53 pounds
    lol can you even call something that big a fillet

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    Re: Eat your heart out Marrdro....

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    The first fillet weighed 53 pounds
    lol can you even call something that big a fillet
    That would call for one hell of a lot of chips.

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    Re: Eat your heart out Marrdro....


    Everybody out of the pool..... NOW

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    Re: Eat your heart out Marrdro....

    I will have to log on at home as I can't see the pics but it sounds like a wopper.

    My next boat will be big enough to go out after fish like that.
    Until then the ole 20'r will have to do.
    ;D
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