Our Lady of the Lake surgeon reels in record-breaking fish

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - It turns out the steady hands of a surgeon can do more than save lives. They can also catch a record-breaking fish.

Dr. JJ Tabor, general surgeon with the Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, broke at least one record this past weekend by reeling in a giant Warsaw grouper at the International Tarpon Rodeo at Grand Isle. The monster fish weighed in at an incredible 383.2 pounds.

Tabor already owned the state record for catching grouper with a 358-pound catch back in 2008. He now holds the new rodeo record for grouper, and once certified, will likely hold the state’s new record as well.

In addition to his medical achievements, Tabor has impressive accomplishments in the community. He is an avid outdoorsman and an award-winning fisherman. He is also currently working on volunteer projects to allow kids with disabilities and medical/oncology diagnoses an opportunity to enjoy fishing and the outdoors.


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