VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, USA -- A 68-pound snowy grouper caught by Norfolk's Jere Humphrie is the new all-tackle world record. Salt Water Sportsman may receive financial compensation for products purchased through this site. These guys are called "garbage mouth" because they'll eat any cut bait. I've never heard of one in the western half of the Gulf of Mexico. Roger Burnley, World and State Record Snowy Grouper. The massive grouper set the Virginia state record and â¦ Jason Ferguson, World Record Snowy Grouper. The world record Snowy is 70.7 pounds caught off Norfolk, VA. Hereâs a rough guide to each family. Reels with larger handles and a â¦ The grouper weighed in at 73 pounds at the Anchorage Marina, and was taken to Pirate's Cove Marina in Manteo the next day, tipping the scales at 74 pounds. Grouper and Snapper are both big families, with a variety of weird and wonderful fish in them. Snowy Grouper Season. All fish must be caught per IGFA rules. Ten records were established in 2014, and five more have been established in 2015 with several months left to fish. We also have had good luck with the Shimano Torium reels. On holiday fishing Barra do Kwanza, Angola, young angler Lydia Nicolson of Brombrough Wirra, United Kingdom, guided by Cam Nicolson, and using a live sardine for bait, took 20 minutes to land a 46.6 kg (102 lb 11 oz) tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) on Dec. 28, 2007. It's the second snowy grouper world-record for Burnley and the sixth for the Healthy Grin. One of the most impressive fish that made the record book was a snowy grouper caught by Tyler Kennedy, of Mobile. by Capt. Boyce has filed an application with the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) for acceptance of his snowy grouper as the World All-tackle Record for snowy grouper. John Sahagian. Â© 2020 Coastal Angler Magazine Franchising, Inc. All Rights Reserved, Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia. Also on the big-fish list was a jack crevalle caught by Joseph Condry Pope IV, of Alabaster, Ala., that weighed 40 pounds, 2 ounces. Philip Greenman boated a 53-pound, 12-ounce dusky grouper while fishing out of Angra Dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Any quality reel in this size range can get the job done. What a fish! The current world record is a â¦ Blankenship said that several species that made the record books in 2013 and 2014 were deep-water species that indicated somewhat of a shift away from the traditional reef-fishing activities for species like red snapper and triggerfish, both of which have limited seasons now. While that is one big fish, the world record for the largest Snowy Grouper is held by Roger Burnley, who hauled in a whopping 70-pound, 7-ounce grouper in â¦ There is more angler content on Social Media! Arbeitman is well known in the â¦ The cubera snapper caught by Brett Rutledge, of Mobile, was another impressive catch at 84 pounds, 9 ounces. All rights reserved. A Bonnier Corporation Company. Snowy grouper was added to the list of species eligible for state record recognition by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament Committee at their fall meeting in 2006 and carried an initial qualifying weight of 38 pounds. Jen Manus, World Record Blueline Tilefish. Alabama State Record Snowy Grouper â 52 lbs 9 oz. You can read all about the catch on Neill's blog here. World Record Snowy Grouper Red Grouper caught on Sardine Gag Grouper caught on Ballyhoo Jig Black Grouper Caught trolling a Super Smoker in 40 feet. unknown Or, if you prefer digital, our magazines are also available as a, 126-C North Atlantic Ave.| Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 | 321.777.2773 |, Trout Fishing in Blue Ridge GA. It’s the Trout Fishing Capital of Georgia! MissSara Member. That is the opening of snowy grouper season. Snowy Grouper can be found at depths from 600 to 1,100 feet. World record 14 pounds, 8 ounces. IGFA representative Dr. Ken Neill III confirmed this week that a 70-pound, 7-ounce snowy grouper, caught this May in Norfolk Canyon by angler Roger Burnley on the Healthy Grin, is a new All-Tackle World Record. Another record was a king mackerel caught by Jeremy Goldman during last yearâs Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Oct 9, 2012 #1 . The snowy grouper is found at depths of between 10 and 525 metres (33 and 1,722 ft) over rock substrates in offshore waters, although they are commonest between 100 and 200 metres (330 and 660 ft). Black Grouper Gag Grouper. See how and where the big ones …. âThe fact we continue to set state records in many categories, both inshore and offshore, just shows what a good fishery we have in all our waters in Alabama,â said Chris Blankenship, director of the Alabama Marine Resources Division. These heavyweights more than live up to their name. The official weight was 69 pounds, 15.84 ounces. Many products featured on this site were editorially chosen. Snappers tend to have a more pointed face than Groupers. 45886). Several species of Gulf grouper (red, black, scamp, yellowfin and yellowmouth) are closed Feb. 1-March 31 seaward of the 20-fathom break. While deep dropping is one of my favorite kinds of fishing it just isnât the same without being able to keep the one snowy grouper per boat per day allowed by the federal rules. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. They may reach a maximum age of 17 years and a weight of 70 pounds. Alburyâs first fish turned out to be just 6 pounds off the current International Game Fish Association (IGFA) all-tackle world record for snowy grouper. The juveniles are found in shallower, coastal waters and are frequently found along the northeastern coast of the United States. Offshore bottom fishing out of Virginia has greatly increased in popularity in recent years. A number of ladies have been tackling IGFA world records. Twin World Records, Caught same day, both approved. Photo: Norfolk's Jere Humphries with his 68-pound snowy grouper, a new world record, caught off the coast of Virginia Beach. There, the fish was certified as a yellowedge grouper and as a pending world all-tackle record. Copyright Â© 2020 Salt Water Sportsman. This one came from Gulf of Mexico reefs off Key West, where it struck a white lead-head jig and white plastic tail. There are many different species of Grouper and many different Grouper habitats. Fishing World Records. Groupers have big, wide mouths, built for inhaling fish whole. The first fish to make the record book in 2015 was a 13-pound, 9-ounce monster of a sheepshead caught by Branden Ryan Collier of Irvington, Ala. Other fish to make the book in 2015 included a huge bull shark caught by Jeff Moore, of Birmingham, that weighed 448 pounds, 4 ounces; a blue angelfish caught by Natalie Parker-Beach, of Fairhope, Ala., at 2 pounds, 10.6 ounces; and a cutlassfish caught by John Robert Frain, of Cumming, Ga., at 3 pounds, 5 ounces. Snowy grouper are protogynous hermaphrodites, spawning from May to June and releasing more than 2 million eggs. Grouper, Snowy: 35-12.8: Goat Island/2020: Christopher Corgill See Pictures: Grouper, Speckled Hind ** 45-0: Little River/1973: H. R. Murray, Little River, SC: Grouper, Warsaw ** ... * Because of current SCDNR slot limit regulations, the record listed will remain until fishery regulations change. Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by MissSara, Oct 9, 2012. Post by rossjo » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:52 pm. Thought you guys might be interested. Possible New Snowy Grouper Record? Others on the 2014 record listed included a 5-pound Darwinâs slimehead caught by Lance Smith, of Lithia Springs, Ga.; a scorpionfish caught by Ike Farmer, of Salem, Ala., that weighed 4 pounds, 4 ounces; a sharksucker caught by Dylan Andrew Bauman, of Spanish Fort, Ala., at 5 pounds, 13.2 ounces; a great northern tilefish caught by Dick Paul, of Pensacola, Fla., at 35 pounds, 5.6 ounces; a tomtate caught by Lauren Ogle, of Muncie, Ind., at 1 pound, 4.6 ounces; and a whopper of a big eye tuna caught by Bobby Abernathy, of Merryville, La., at 236 pounds. It was released. The fish was caught this spring by Roger Burnley. Groupers are generally rounder anâ¦ Jeff Dail, World Record Blueline Tilefish. Red grouper: Extremely common off the Gulf Coast of Florida and in the Keys. You can pick up your areaâs local edition at over 11,000 marine specific businesses, retail outlets or big box stores. First, purchase the right rod and reel. Jeffrey G. Dail of Poquoson established the initial state record for golden tilefish with a 44-pounder and Roger Burnley of Virginia Beach set the mark for snowy grouper with a 49-lb., 9 oz. World Record 68lb caught off Virginia in 2008. The record-setting grouper bested the existing state record, set by Bob Manus of Ark, Virginia on June 10, 2007, by 8 ounces. The current International Game Fish Association world record for snowy grouper â¦ That fish weighed 68 pounds, 9 ounces. Using Multi-Purpose Transducers to Find Fish, How to Rig a Flying Fish for Kite Fishing, Boat Control Systems: Joysticks, Thrusters and More, New Boats at the 2020 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, Signature Series 3 Marine Speakers and Subwoofers by Fusion, KICKER Marine Audio KMLC LED Lighting Remote. Charlestonian catches SC State 32# Snowy Grouper 1/30/2011 Caught it 2 days before Snowy Grouper go protected! They can reach 8 feet and over 800 pounds. Arguably the toughest grouper in the Southeast and Gulf, blacks grow to well over 100 pounds (IGFA record: 124 pounds, caught off Texas). Fish are capable of reproducing when they are 4 or 5 years old, about 18 to 20 inches long. Follow host Joe Woody as he takes you on the adventure of a lifetime searching for wild trout …. Local Ocracoke charter boat Drumstick brought in this monster on Sunday afternoon. Fishing Magazine, Coastal Angler & The Angler Magazine is your leading source for freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing videos, fishing photos, saltwater fishing. In 2011, Roger Burnley of Virginia Beach caught a 70-pound, 7-ounce snowy grouper while fishing in the Norfolk Canyon. 104 2. A near world-record snowy grouper was caught on Aug. 15th by Dave Arbeitman owner of the Reel Seat in Brielle. That fish weighed 68 pounds, 9 ounces. Despite... Nassau Grouper. It's the second snowy grouper world-record for Burnley and the sixth for the Healthy Grin. Coastal Angler Magazine and our interior (freshwater) publication, The Angler Magazine, are monthly editions dedicated to fishing, boating, and outdoor enthusiasts. IGFA representative Dr. Ken Neill III confirmed this week that a 70-pound, 7-ounce snowy grouper, caught this May in Norfolk Canyon by angler Roger Burnley on the Healthy Grin, is a new All-Tackle World Record. Follow us and be up to date with upcoming giveaways & outdoor news! Judging by the number of record fish caught in the past year and a half, it appears Alabamaâs Gulf Coast saltwater fishing is doing just fine. âWe set records on inshore species like jack crevalle and sheepshead. With over 1 million print readers per month and the industryâs most expansive distribution network, we have emerged as one of the largest outdoor publications in the United States and abroad, thus solidifying our place as a preferred resource. Shortly after that, it was dinner for the Powers family. Recreational anglers are encouraged to use electronic charting equipment to plot the 20-fathom break by entering the established coordinates listed on â¦ Sea bass fishing has always been popular and the current world record sea bass, 10 pounds 4 ounces, was caught off of Virginia by Allan Paschall in 2000. The size (76.7-109 cm) and age (8-29 yr) of 97 male specimens and the capture of two specimens undergoing sex change provided conclusive evidence that snowy grouper are protogynous hermaphrodites (Ref. Ten records were established in 2014, and five more have been established in 2015 with several months left to fish. Then we had the offshore fish in the big eye tuna, king mackerel and snowy grouper.â. 11 Spines. A horse-eye jack caught by Marcus Kennedy, of Mobile, that weighed 22 pounds, 7.2 ounces caught this July is the latest addition to the record book. The latest record snowy grouper, a 49 pound 9 ounce fish captured by Roger Burnley, was caught using a Penn 320. Getting started in saltwater fly fishing can seem like an overwhelming task, but it is really uncomplicated. Jere Humphries of Norfolk caught a pending world-record snowy grouper while deep-dropping last week at the Norfolk Canyon. Their mouths look like theyâre made to snatch fish that get too close. One of my favorite activities is coming of season come January 1. One of the most impressive fish that made the record book was a snowy grouper caught by Tyler Kennedy, of Mobile. Burnley has filed an application with the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) for acceptance of his snowy grouper as the world all-tackle record. The world record is 70 pounds, 7 ounces. New SC state record Snowy Grouper. Commonly known as âGrey Grouper,â these guys are a staple of reef fishing trips around the Gulf and up the... Goliath Grouper. Though Grouper habitats usually share one thing in common, holes or caves of some sort to hide in. fish. Bob Manus, World Record â¦ Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Cataulin's fish weighed 46 pounds, 2 ounces. Manus currently holds the IFGA record. Search for the biggest fish in the International Game Fish Association's database of biggest fish for each species. The snowy grouper is territorial, like most groupers, and waits to ambush its prey. Even so, there are some signature things that distinguish Snapper vs. Grouper. SIZE: A medium-size Grouper, averaging under 10 pounds. World record is 80 pounds, so this is one of the higher-weight grouper species. Snowy grouper are bottom fish and ambush their prey. The world record is 70 pounds, 7 ounces. That fish was a dollop of fish slime away from 70 pounds. Use the search form above to find fishing world records for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and more. N.C. 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