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Re: Show your catch ! Fishing only !!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #560 on: May 13, 2018, 05:25:19 am »
Couple of small fishes...

1. Mangrove Snapper

2. Redfish
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Re: Show your catch ! Fishing only !!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #561 on: May 13, 2018, 08:51:05 am »
Beautiful! Both look like good eating fish?
 

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« Reply #562 on: May 14, 2018, 03:07:24 am »
Beautiful! Both look like good eating fish?

Both are.

But the little Mangrove snapper was just tiny, although legal. And the Redfish was waaaay undersize.  They have to be between 18 and 27 inches long. 
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« Reply #563 on: May 14, 2018, 06:44:49 am »
Both are.

But the little Mangrove snapper was just tiny, although legal. And the Redfish was waaaay undersize.  They have to be between 18 and 27 inches long.

Please explain. Are you not allowed to keep them when they are over 27" long?
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« Reply #564 on: May 15, 2018, 04:14:17 am »
Both are.

But the little Mangrove snapper was just tiny, although legal. And the Redfish was waaaay undersize.  They have to be between 18 and 27 inches long.

Please explain. Are you not allowed to keep them when they are over 27" long?

Nope. That is the "slot-size". I can't find an official reason why, but I guess that less than 18 inches is juvenile, and over 27 inches is breeding size?

http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/red-drum/

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Re: Show your catch ! Fishing only !!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #565 on: May 28, 2018, 04:15:27 am »
One really small Bass, and one tiny little fingerling scooped up in the grass at the edge of the pond  :biggrin:
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« Reply #566 on: June 15, 2018, 04:16:29 am »
I've mentioned the Spotted Garfish in my USA thread before.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_gar

Part of my research into how to catch them came from a couple of YouTube video's showing that a small surface lure can snag them.

So a few days ago I stopped off at a local pond where I have seen Gar swimming before. I spotted one feeding on the surface, and cast a small surface popper in his direction. As I retrieved it past him he attacked the lure with vigor! However it was only on his fourth hit that I was able to get a hookset.

Back on the bank I also learned something else about these fish... THEY STINK!!!  :eek7:  :eek7:  :eek7:  :imaposer:

Anyways, another species ticked off.. Just a small-ish one, about 18 inches total, and skinny, about half a kilo / one pound.

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« Reply #567 on: June 17, 2018, 08:51:08 pm »
Pok that's a weird fish Gary  :o :imaposer:
 

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« Reply #568 on: June 18, 2018, 04:29:41 pm »
If you want to give yourself nightmares.......google Alligator Gar......the big brother of this little okie.
 

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« Reply #569 on: June 22, 2018, 03:43:56 am »
If you want to give yourself nightmares.......google Alligator Gar......the big brother of this little okie.

Oh, I have looked at pics of that one.... and it's on my bucket list  :biggrin:
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« Reply #570 on: June 22, 2018, 03:48:57 am »
Stopped at a small local pond on the way home this afternoon to chuck a line in and de-stress.


Bagged this awesome Bass. My shoe is 13 inches long...

As you can see from the pic, it took a purple rubber worm with a hook-tail. Cast it in, let it sink to the bottom (about 6 feet deep) and very slow retrieve.

The fish was moerofa pissed off that it got caught, fought very hard, jumped clear of the water three times, and took line off the drag several times until it tired.

After the quick pics I revived it carefully and then it swam away strongly, so I can hook it again some day.  8)
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« Reply #571 on: June 27, 2018, 12:49:52 am »
Nice fish!
 

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Re: Show your catch ! Fishing only !!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #572 on: July 30, 2018, 02:10:03 am »
I got a nice Spotted Gar in Turkey Creek yesterday.

Was about 3 - 3.5 feet long. I wasn't going to chance those chompers, so I cut the leader and let it go.  :eek7:
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« Reply #573 on: September 26, 2018, 09:31:22 am »
Nice photo's, and good on you to release the ones you don't eat :thumleft:
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