Your uncle, grandfather, or maybe even your own dad might have a "big fish" story - in which they swear they caught a fish "this big." Every fisherman and woman swears by that one big catch, but of course we rarely get to see these fantastic fish. But that doesn't mean those scary leviathans aren't really out there.
The following list contains a wealth of genuine old fisherman photos - bonafide whoppers, if you will. Some of these fish were caught for sport, others for dinner, and some completely by accident. Enjoy these pictures of big fish caught, and vote up the ones that are seriously impressive.
A 5,000-Pound Manta Ray (1932)A real whopper?
A 416-Pound Black Sea Bass (1901)Photo: /u/LostInTheJapan / RedditA real whopper?
A 3,500-Pound Sunfish (1910)A real whopper?
A 384-Pound Black Sea Bass (1900)A real whopper?