Perhaps a World Record snook for sure.
When I first looked at it, I thought it was a big drum of some sort but a closer look reveal it is definitely a snook.
This Giant snook measured 60″ long. Yes that is a real 5 feet long snook not just a fish story. This leviathan was found dead on the side of the Manatee river after an unprecedented freeze that took the lives of millions of fish.
note: This is the current all tackle IGFA world record snook:
|Weight||Catch Place||Catch Date||Angler|
|24.32 kg (53 lb 10 oz)||Parismina Ranch , Costa Rica||10/18/1978||Gilbert Ponzi|
Feb 2 2010: After some much needed rest, some emails and a closer examination… looking to be more like a Goliath grouper decomposing to show the lateral lines. Just the shape of the mouth is way off. Sorry my mistake.