Wahoo wonder - First-time gulf angler hauls in wahoo at Grayton


Holding up the huge wahoo from left are Jaki Broussard, Capt. Scott Provow, SueEllen Broussard, Joe Broussard and Becca Broussard. SueEllen was the angler on the rod that landed the catch, just five miles south of Grayton.

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 04:58 PM.

What started as a fishing trip for one, turned into the catch of a lifetime for another.

The Broussard family from Greensboro, Ala., chartered a trip aboard The Tailhooker with Capt. Scott Provow on Sunday off Grayton Beach in hopes that the son, 14-year-old Joe, would catch a big fish.

But when it was all said and done, his younger sister, 12-year-old SueEllen, was the one holding the rod with a 50-plus pound wahoo on the other end.

"We went because mom wanted my brother to catch something big," said SueEllen from her home in Greensboro on Wednesday afternoon.

Provow said they boarded the boat at 6 a.m. Sunday and headed out for a morning of snapper fishing.

"We caught plenty of snapper," SueEllen told The Sun, noting everybody got their two.

About 9:30 a.m. the weather started to look bad, Provow said.

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