POSTED: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 5:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 5:44am
Record-breaking amberjack caught in Gulf in fisherman's 'rush of a lifetime'
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a record-breaking amberjack, weighing more than an average-sized supermodel, has been caught in the Gulf off the coast of Biloxi.
Fishermen fought with the massive 126 pound catch for 30 minutes -- much longer than usual for that type of fish -- before hauling it aboard charter boat the Lovin' Life.
The fish was caught March 22 by Don Wheeler from Laurel, Miss., in an area of the Gulf known as Horseshoes Rigs, where there is a salt dome under water between the oil rigs, a popular spot for sport fishermen.
To see pictures of the record fish: http://www.chron.com/hunting-fishing/article/Record-breaking-amberjack-caught-in-Gulf-in-5363628.php?cmpid=hpts