Josh Jorgensen, the presenter of YouTube’s largest saltwater fishing show, hosted three absolutely massive men off the coast of Florida to catch the world’s strongest fish, the Goliath Grouper.
Goliath Grouper are the largest member of the bass family in the Atlantic Ocean. They can reach up to 800 pounds and grow to 8.2 feet long. In Florida, the largest Goliath Grouper ever caught with hook and line was 680 pounds. Just the bait used to lure these fish is huge. Back in July 2018, Fox News published a video of a 500 pound Goliath Grouper gulping down a three foot shark.
During the attempts to reel in each Goliath Grouper the group hooked, the whole team had to work together to hold whoever was reeling back from being pulled into the water by the fish. As Jujimufu said in the beginning of the video, “It’s like catching a car, right?” He finally landed one on his third attempt after losing the rod on the second.
It’s important to note that all Goliath Grouper were immediately released after being pulled to the boat.
Notes about Participants: The three men with Jorgensen were Devon Larratt, Jujimufu, and Layne Norton. Devon Larratt is ex-Canadian special forces and the arm wrestling champion of the world. Jujimufu is the online handle of Jon Call who competed on America’s Got Talent season 11 and went viral for his videos of weighted chair splits. Lastly, Layne Norton is a powerlifting champion and founder of Biolayne. Before you form any biases, Norton also holds a bachelor’s in biochemistry and a PhD in nutritional sciences. He earned both his degrees with honors.