In the Atlantic waters off Florida, USA, the season for black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci) did not open until May 1st. However, the closed season didn’t prevent angler and IGFA Board Member Roy Cronacher Jr. from landing the first potential All-Tackle Length record for black grouper – a newly added species to this record category – as it was quickly released alive after being documented. Cronacher was fishing off Key West on April 16th with the legendary Capt. Ralph Delph, and the fish was landed in 10 minutes after eating the live herring being fished on the bottom. Measuring out to 82 cm, Cronacher’s fish surpassed the minimum length of 75 cm needed to submit a catch for this currently vacant record category.