June 28, 2016
MEXICO: caught a world record grouper while kayak fishing
Kayak angler Jeff Mariani was fishing with some friends off Cedros Island in Mexico and hooked the catch of a lifetime.
Mariani made another routine cast, let his surface iron flutter down about 40-feet before starting the retrieve and he was slammed. After a 30 minute fight managing to keep the fish out of the rocks, he landed the 108.6 lb (49.20 kg) broomtail grouper.
The fish was caught with a 65 lb braid and a 35 lb fluorocarbon leader and a Kicker iron jig.
The fish has been submitted for both the IGFA (international Game Fish Association - www.igfa.org all tackle and 80-pound class world record.
If accepted, the record will break the current record of 100-pounds, which was set in 1998 off El Muerto Island, Ecuador.