Snowy grouper caught by Jere Humphries sets
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, USA -- A 68-pound snowy grouper
caught by Norfolk's Jere Humphrie is the new all-tackle world
Photo: Norfolk's Jere Humphries with
his 68-pound snowy grouper, a new world record, caught off
the coast of Virginia Beach. / Courtesy of Jere Humphries
"This definitely is my most memorable fish,"
said Humphries, a 51-year-old dental laboratory technician.
Humphries said the grouper fight took about
"When that fish hit, I could not move it,"
he said. "Finally, a couple of cranks got him off the bottom
and the fight was on.
"It was one intense pull and fight, and I was
totally exhausted when I got it in the boat. "
Humphries' fish eclipsed the previous world
record of 66 pounds, caught in December 2007 by Hampton's
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