POSTED: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:09am
Venice, LA (KETK) — A Houston resident will soon have his name etched high in the Louisiana record books for a massive fish he hauled in last weekend.
On Saturday, Cullen Greer caught a 297-pound Warsaw Grouper while next to an offshore rig in 500- to 600-feet of water. The exact location was about 35 miles from the end of the Mississippi Delta.
The grouper was 6 feet 6 inches long and 6 feet in girth. Greer said he reeled in the lunker after about 30 minutes using a live bait.
According to Greer, the fish will be the third largest Warsaw caught on a hand crank in the Louisiana record books.
Once verified by the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association, the Warsaw would be the fifth largest ever caught. The overall record  currently stands at 359.1 pounds and was caught in November 2008.