Record Fish photo

Photo by Cullen Greer

A 297-pound potential record Warsaw grouper was recently caught in Louisiana, KETK reports.

It took Cullen Greer, a Houston resident, more than half an hour to land the 6-foot-6-inch fish. It was caught on live bait next to an offshore rig in 500 to 600 feet of water about 35 miles from the Mississippi Delta. This monster leviathan had a girth of 6 feet and might be the third largest Warsaw grouper caught on a hand crank in Louisiana waters.

The current record holder Warsaw is a 359.1-pound brute caught in November 2008.