Shocking video has now surfaced following reports of a large "Ugly Grouper" sighting off the coast of Anna Maria Island and near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. This video shows what has now been confirmed as a 3,180 pound "Ugly Grouper" that landed on the west coast of Florida. Follow the latest developments as this story continues to unfold. 

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  • Large "Ugly Grouper" first spotted off Anna Maria Island coast: View Photo

  • Second confirmed sighting off Sunshine Skyway Bridge: View Photo

  • Unconfirmed reports of "Ugly Grouper" sightings by fisherman.

  • Video confirms "Ugly Grouper" landing: View Video

  • Report are coming in that you can see this "Ugly Grouper" in person:  Get Directions

  • Fisherman react in amazement as 3,180 LB grouper is pulled from water: View Video

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Now view the REAL Story!

We had a lot of fun sharing the story of our big new Ugly Grouper with everyone. Now click this link to watch the video and learn more about the ACTUAL Ugly Grouper sculpture that we commissioned from Rustic Steel Creations in Tampa. 




Updated 11:47 AM | Februrary 11, 2019

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