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Fisherman on kayak catches massive 552-pound fish

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Posted at 5:06 PM, May 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-27 17:06:48-04

SANIBEL, Fla. — A man from Cape Coral has reportedly caught the largest ‘bottom fish’ ever from a kayak in Sanibel.

According to the video description provided by Chew On This, the man in the kayak is Jon Black from the Crazy Lure Tackle Shop.  The fish, a giant grouper, measured in at 83 inches long, over 73 inches in girth, and weighing an estimated 552 pounds.

In the video, you can see Black’s fishing rod break.  The Daily Mail reports he was able to guide the fish back to shore and get some measurements before releasing it back to the wild, as required for a protected species.