Speargun Fisherman Breaks Florida Record With A Huge Hogfish

Hogfish Snapper fishing world record Florida spearfishing
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  • A speargun fisherman from Florida just shot a new Florida state record Hogfish and the fish would have been a world record if it wasn’t for a technicality
  • The current IGFA fishing world record for Hogfish is 21 pounds, 15 ounces
  • Diver James Michaelin just caught a Hogfish that weighed 21 pounds, 7 ounces AFTER it was already gutted
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The Hogfish Snapper carries its peculiar name because of its unique pig-like snout. They typically weigh between just 1 to 4 pounds and anything over that size is considered a good fish.

If you eat fish, Hogfish Snapper is one of the most delicious fish on the planet. It was ranked #2 on my list of The 25 Best Tasting Fish in the World and I’d keep the species in that slot if I were to re-write that article today.

James Michaelin is a diver and speargun fisherman from Southwest Florida. Actually, he appears to be located less than 30 minutes away from where I live. And…

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