A small group of fishermen from Louisiana were treated to the “trip of a lifetime” after catching a monster 350lb goliath grouper off the coast of Florida.
Captain Alex Hare of Silver King Charters of Destin took 3 clients out for a chartered fishing trip expected to catch snapper and gag grouper.
“We had hooked a snapper and something ate the snapper on the way in,” recalled Hare of the moment the grouper snagged one of the fisherman’s line. “We fought the fish for about 15 minutes, but we reeled it in and it was completely scaled.”
We dropped down again, in search of more snapper and once again the fish took the bait.
“When he got the bite, he knew it was the grouper,” Hare said. “I said OK, I think you just hooked that grouper again. Reel as fast as you can and lift up, and hope we can get the hook in that fish.”
Forty-five minutes later, the fishermen reeled in the impressive 350lb grouper and snapped many photos with it alongside the boat.