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Texan breaks records with
humongous catch in Gulf

Houston Chronicle, by Kolten Parker

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/2/2014 6:33:21 PM

SAN ANTONIO - A South Texas man reeled in the largest red snapper ever recorded off the Texas coast. Joey Beaver, of Victoria, bagged a 40-inch, 38.75 pound red snapper about five miles off the coast of Port O´Connor, a small fishing community between Corpus Christi and Galveston, in the Gulf of Mexico on June 1. "I thought it was a shark or something the way it was pulling," said Beaver, 28. "When I got it on the boat after about 20 minutes, it was crazy, everybody on the boat was going nuts." Beaver´s catch beat two state records for red

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 7/2/2014 6:49:44 PM     (No. 9908866)

Thank you so much for posting this, OP. Hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We love fishing.

How exciting for this young man and his family and friends.

"Red snapper is one of the most valuable fish in the gulf and wild-caught whole red snapper currently sells for $10.99 per pound at Central Market in San Antonio. Beaver´s record catch could have sold for $426, based on these figures."

"Beaver said one filet fed his family of four and his friend´s family of four and he still has another filet in the freezer." *chuckle*



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hazymac, 7/2/2014 6:57:04 PM     (No. 9908868)

Good for the Texas fishermen! The all-tackle world record for the red snapper is 50 pounds, 4 ounces, caught off Louisiana (most likely near an oil rig) in 1996. Opinions will vary as to which fish is the tastiest, but it´s hard to beat a filet of fresh red snapper, broiled, bronzed, or blackened. Healthy, too.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mackrand, 7/2/2014 7:13:42 PM     (No. 9908879)

I heard somebody say that fishermen in Texas have to go hide behind a tree in order to bait their hooks.

Good catch Mr. Beaver....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Videodrone, 7/2/2014 7:28:33 PM     (No. 9908904)

fire up the BBQ!

that´s a lot of snapper!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/2/2014 11:27:17 PM     (No. 9909108)

Congratulations Joey.

Thanks for posting a feel good story of success les we become harden by crime and greed.

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