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Fisherman catches 350 pound grouper off Florida coast

Warsaw grouper
Warsaw grouper (CNN)

A man in Florida has a fish story to tell -- a *huge* one! But this one is true.

The fisherman caught a Warsaw grouper weighing a whopping 350-pounds!

It was caught with a hook and line in December in roughly 600-feet of water.

Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission estimate the fish is 50-years-old.

That makes it the oldest sample they’ve ever collected for their program.

Warsaw groupers can grow to nearly eight-foot long and can weigh up to nearly 600-pounds.

The largest one ever caught in Florida was nearly 440-pounds.

A big old fish! This 350-lb Warsaw grouper was caught by hook-and-line on December 29th 2019, off Southwest Florida in...

Posted by FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute on Friday, January 10, 2020