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2018-10-06 09:32:58 AM  
Massive grouper caught off Florida


they have massive gropers in florida too
 
2018-10-06 10:35:46 AM  
330 pounds, 313 after gutting. Only 17 pounds of guts in something that big?
 
2018-10-06 10:44:27 AM  
No photoshop.  They are just standing ten feet behind it.
 
2018-10-06 10:44:58 AM  
Groupers can get really farking big, subby so no reason to think this is fake.
 
2018-10-06 10:45:41 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Massive grouper caught off Florida


they have massive gropers in florida too


They actually don't have any grouper living in Florida.  They just swim around it.
 
2018-10-06 10:47:04 AM  
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2018-10-06 10:47:53 AM  

winedrinkingman: Dead for Tax Reasons: Massive grouper caught off Florida


they have massive gropers in florida too

They actually don't have any grouper living in Florida.  They just swim around it.


i don't think trump can swim
 
2018-10-06 10:48:37 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: trump


DRINK!
 
2018-10-06 10:50:12 AM  
Grouper caught sayoff Florida?
 
2018-10-06 10:53:26 AM  
Fry it up into one massive fish stick.
 
2018-10-06 10:57:41 AM  
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2018-10-06 10:58:36 AM  
No 'shoppin on that photo.

Grouper can get to 500 pounds and eat sharks in one gulp.

SHARK BECOMES SNACK! 500-pound goliath grouper eats shark as Florida fishermen watch - ABC15 Digital
Youtube skR79wLIXuI
 
2018-10-06 10:59:22 AM  
Grouper eats 4ft shark in one bite
Youtube J5Tfb_ichVs
 
2018-10-06 11:02:50 AM  
Warsaw groupers are endangered, so I don't like to see them kept. Oh well. Probably would've died on release anyway
 
2018-10-06 11:05:32 AM  

machoprogrammer: Warsaw groupers are endangered, so I don't like to see them kept. Oh well. Probably would've died on release anyway


From the depth he hooked it at, that's likely the case.
But at least it will get eaten.
 
2018-10-06 11:08:08 AM  
Hmm, I thought the meat on grouper that large was too parasite/worm-ridden to be any good.
 
2018-10-06 11:19:19 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: winedrinkingman: Dead for Tax Reasons: Massive grouper caught off Florida


they have massive gropers in florida too

They actually don't have any grouper living in Florida.  They just swim around it.

i don't think trump can swim


Good news, shiat floats.
 
2018-10-06 11:30:01 AM  
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Well I once caught a fish thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissssssss big.
 
2018-10-06 11:33:51 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: winedrinkingman: Dead for Tax Reasons: Massive grouper caught off Florida


they have massive gropers in florida too

They actually don't have any grouper living in Florida.  They just swim around it.

i don't think trump can swim


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2018-10-06 11:38:26 AM  

kendelrio: Dead for Tax Reasons: winedrinkingman: Dead for Tax Reasons: Massive grouper caught off Florida


they have massive gropers in florida too

They actually don't have any grouper living in Florida.  They just swim around it.

i don't think trump can swim

[img.fark.net image 425x317]


as if he ever pays his bills anywhere anyway
 
2018-10-06 11:39:48 AM  
I didn't think it was legal to keep goliath groupers
 
2018-10-06 12:15:11 PM  
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2018-10-06 12:25:48 PM  
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2018-10-06 12:26:55 PM  
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2018-10-06 12:32:37 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: kendelrio: Dead for Tax Reasons: winedrinkingman: Dead for Tax Reasons: Massive grouper caught off Florida


they have massive gropers in florida too

They actually don't have any grouper living in Florida.  They just swim around it.

i don't think trump can swim

[img.fark.net image 425x317]

as if he ever pays his bills anywhere anyway


How y'all turn a fish story into politics just amazes me.  I honestly wonder about your mental health, or lack thereof.
 
2018-10-06 12:40:38 PM  

jso2897: machoprogrammer: Warsaw groupers are endangered, so I don't like to see them kept. Oh well. Probably would've died on release anyway

From the depth he hooked it at, that's likely the case.
But at least it will get eaten.


Who the fark will eat that? That thing probably has every toxin in its' body from the gulf from the last 70 years
 
2018-10-06 12:42:17 PM  
I thought these were a protected species.
 
2018-10-06 12:44:19 PM  
Was diving in Cozumel years ago and our group of 4 was down maybe 100 feet when 2 Groupers at least this size came up to us.  Our Diving Guide would regularly bring divers to this spot and feed the Groupers from a gallon milk jug with "snacks" in it.

For some reason, the Guide had to go topside for a minute and handed us the milk jug which had an "X" cut in the bottom to access the yummy snacks.

As soon as he went up, my pal tried to give some snacks to the Groupers but one of them just grabbed the milk jug and sucked the contents out like *that*.

Then we all stared at each other for a bit while wondering who was going to be the next snack.
 
2018-10-06 12:46:26 PM  
Another quality Trump scale.
 
2018-10-06 12:52:29 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Dead for Tax Reasons: kendelrio: Dead for Tax Reasons: winedrinkingman: Dead for Tax Reasons: Massive grouper caught off Florida


they have massive gropers in florida too

They actually don't have any grouper living in Florida.  They just swim around it.

i don't think trump can swim

[img.fark.net image 425x317]

as if he ever pays his bills anywhere anyway

How y'all turn a fish story into politics just amazes me.  I honestly wonder about your mental health, or lack thereof.


someone clearly has the memory of a fish. you must not remember the entire 8 years of 'ThanksObama' in every thread ever posted on fark.
 
2018-10-06 12:54:54 PM  

b0rg9: Hmm, I thought the meat on grouper that large was too parasite/worm-ridden to be any good.


That is why "blackened" redfish, grouper, etc. was created.  Add some spices to make extra burnt bits, cook it good and hot to kill whatever parasites are there, and the burnt spices bits hide whatever parasite burnt bits are there.
 
2018-10-06 12:56:52 PM  

b0rg9: Hmm, I thought the meat on grouper that large was too parasite/worm-ridden to be any good.


Commercial fishermen get paid by the pound so worms are money.
I've probably eaten more Florida grouper than all of fark combined. The meat on that fish is not for the connoisseur.
 
2018-10-06 01:06:04 PM  

cowgirl toffee: [lefunny.net image 400x246]


Could watch that all day. lol
 
2018-10-06 01:06:54 PM  
I caught a citation Bluegill once. Where's my thread?
 
2018-10-06 01:16:40 PM  

bluenovaman: I thought these were a protected species.


They're not as regulated in the Gulf as in the Atlantic.
 
2018-10-06 01:18:25 PM  

kendelrio: Dead for Tax Reasons: winedrinkingman: Dead for Tax Reasons: Massive grouper caught off Florida


they have massive gropers in florida too

They actually don't have any grouper living in Florida.  They just swim around it.

i don't think trump can swim

[img.fark.net image 425x317]


There goes the neighborhood
 
2018-10-06 01:19:39 PM  
Not a Goliath so I call bullshiat.

/Shouldn't keep either one
//DNRTFA
 
2018-10-06 01:31:01 PM  
I thought they were protected too.

And with good reason, because fried breaded jewfish with beans & rice is the finest food available to humanity.
 
2018-10-06 01:39:11 PM  
"You have no idea how much that fish means to me." Grouper caught by creeper.
 
2018-10-06 01:51:36 PM  
It's not the one that wrote "I'm With the Band", is it?
 
2018-10-06 01:57:30 PM  
ciguatera
 
2018-10-06 02:49:20 PM  

The Flexecutioner: NotThatGuyAgain: Dead for Tax Reasons: kendelrio: Dead for Tax Reasons: winedrinkingman: Dead for Tax Reasons: Massive grouper caught off Florida


they have massive gropers in florida too

They actually don't have any grouper living in Florida.  They just swim around it.

i don't think trump can swim

[img.fark.net image 425x317]

as if he ever pays his bills anywhere anyway

How y'all turn a fish story into politics just amazes me.  I honestly wonder about your mental health, or lack thereof.

someone clearly has the memory of a fish. you must not remember the entire 8 years of 'ThanksObama' in every thread ever posted on fark.


I never mentioned any particular politician, now did I.
 
2018-10-06 03:06:19 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: The Flexecutioner: NotThatGuyAgain: Dead for Tax Reasons: kendelrio: Dead for Tax Reasons: winedrinkingman: Dead for Tax Reasons: Massive grouper caught off Florida


they have massive gropers in florida too

They actually don't have any grouper living in Florida.  They just swim around it.

i don't think trump can swim

[img.fark.net image 425x317]

as if he ever pays his bills anywhere anyway

How y'all turn a fish story into politics just amazes me.  I honestly wonder about your mental health, or lack thereof.

someone clearly has the memory of a fish. you must not remember the entire 8 years of 'ThanksObama' in every thread ever posted on fark.

I never mentioned any particular politician, now did I.


and that has zero to do with this. it's almost like context is a baffling mystery to you.
 
2018-10-06 04:07:35 PM  

abhorrent1: Groupers can get really farking big, subby so no reason to think this is fake.


Also, before the over-fishing depleted the oceans of large fish in the 1950s and 1960s, commercial fishermen took whole schools of fish nearly that big. That is what an adult grouper looks like. The prize-winning fish in today's fishing contests are mere babies. It's a record but probably because full-grown groupers are very, very rare today.
 
2018-10-06 04:09:07 PM  
I love fishing.... once I caught a 30lb sea bass and I wanted to mount it...... but, there were people around.....

/Emo Philips
 
2018-10-06 04:13:30 PM  
Of course, there were fake photos even then, but some of the photos on this site are real and unretouched:

https://www.floridagofishing.com/phot​o​-galleries/florida-historical-fishing-​photos.html

Note the size of the Goliath Grouper. Adult fish were the size of cows and prize bulls in those days.
 
2018-10-06 04:28:01 PM  
I work offshore and one of the projects we did about 10 years ago was taking the oil platforms that had been knocked over in storms, ensuring all the nasty stuff was off of them then moving them and making artificial reefs out of them.

I made sure I marked the coordinates on my personal GPS.

I'm pretty sure there are some monsters living in them 10 years later
 
2018-10-06 04:33:39 PM  

The Flexecutioner: NotThatGuyAgain: The Flexecutioner: NotThatGuyAgain: Dead for Tax Reasons: kendelrio: Dead for Tax Reasons: winedrinkingman: Dead for Tax Reasons: Massive grouper caught off Florida


they have massive gropers in florida too

They actually don't have any grouper living in Florida.  They just swim around it.

i don't think trump can swim

[img.fark.net image 425x317]

as if he ever pays his bills anywhere anyway

How y'all turn a fish story into politics just amazes me.  I honestly wonder about your mental health, or lack thereof.

someone clearly has the memory of a fish. you must not remember the entire 8 years of 'ThanksObama' in every thread ever posted on fark.

I never mentioned any particular politician, now did I.

and that has zero to do with this. it's almost like context is a baffling mystery to you.


My bad, I keep forgetting that every thread has to involve politics.

Fark has sunk to Breitbart/Red State types of websites.  Possibly lower.
 
2018-10-06 04:36:07 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: The Flexecutioner: NotThatGuyAgain: The Flexecutioner: NotThatGuyAgain: Dead for Tax Reasons: kendelrio: Dead for Tax Reasons: winedrinkingman: Dead for Tax Reasons: Massive grouper caught off Florida


they have massive gropers in florida too

They actually don't have any grouper living in Florida.  They just swim around it.

i don't think trump can swim

[img.fark.net image 425x317]

as if he ever pays his bills anywhere anyway

How y'all turn a fish story into politics just amazes me.  I honestly wonder about your mental health, or lack thereof.

someone clearly has the memory of a fish. you must not remember the entire 8 years of 'ThanksObama' in every thread ever posted on fark.

I never mentioned any particular politician, now did I.

and that has zero to do with this. it's almost like context is a baffling mystery to you.

My bad, I keep forgetting that every thread has to involve politics.

Fark has sunk to Breitbart/Red State types of websites.  Possibly lower.


Judging by my now very limited social interaction, society as a whole in Europe and America in toto has devolved to this point. I am finding myself becoming extraordinarily antisocial for this reason in my old age.
 
2018-10-06 05:57:42 PM  

cretinbob: ciguatera


Mostly an issue with fish that eat fish that eat corals or the algae off corals.
 
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