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Re: any fisherman here?
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2017, 01:27:27 am »
Stocked trout (at least out here) are white flesh - from not getting the best food.  If they spent a year eating good stuff in the wild, the flesh changes to orange or red, much like wild salmon and taste a whole lot better.  German Browns will usually have a golden colored flesh and are the best tasting, IMO.  They don't raise/release browns - they are all wild and smart!
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« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2017, 06:40:20 am »
thanks smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2017, 08:21:39 am »
Had a Home in the Bahamas--Great fishing also Lots of Lobster.




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« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2017, 09:52:08 am »
Capt Dick, ya'll grow some mighty big crawdads!   That sailtrout ain't bad either.    ;)  ;D

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« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2017, 10:37:42 am »
with pinchers that big i would be afraid to go in the water :o :D :D nice fish too :)
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« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2017, 10:02:34 pm »
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Went out to the Green Canyon a couple weeks ago. Got 8 yellowfin. Highlight was hooked up on 3 at once and landed them all
Those two are a really nice grade of yellowfin. They've got power! Ripping drag and no quit in those fish. Do they have a processing service at the dock? What port did you fish out of? I'm thinking of trying Ft Walton/Destin area or Venice, La.
I'm hoping to get on them during our 3 day charter off San Diego in August. I recently came off a 2.5 day charter that was a feast or famine trip. I starved! Three big bluefin in the 100# range were caught and that's it. My bait never even got excited. All in all it was still a great trip with the 14 of us having a good time.
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« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2017, 10:10:53 pm »
I fish out of Port Fourchon, LA. It is West of Venice. We process our own fish. I can steak out a tuna faster than I can a pine log :D :D :D Venice is a good place to fish out of however you run the risk of fog certain times of year as well as lots of floating logs when river is high like it currently is. Both ports pretty much are accessible to the same play grounds.

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« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2017, 11:35:36 pm »
10.89 lb rainbow trout.  My buddy caught this it about a month ago in northern CT.


 

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« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2017, 11:43:02 pm »
thats a big ole rainbow. out in Alaska they call them steelheads

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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2017, 12:13:43 am »
thats a good fish smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2017, 10:15:51 pm »
I took my 12 year old daughter and my niece snapper fishing this evening.  The current was ripping and we could only keep our baits in the strike zone for a few seconds.  I finally hooked a decent mangrove snapper and had him nearly to the boat when a respectable sized barracuda left me with a snapper head.  My daughter hooked up on a snapper within a minute or so and as she was about to lift him over the gunwale, the cuda ate her snapper.  She was in for a fight on light tackle.  The boat was anchored and the outgoing tide was helping the irate barracuda strip the 12 lb. mono off of her Penn 3000 series spinning reel at an alarming rate. 

As she was watching line dwindle on her spool, I pulled the anchor and positioned the boat so that she could gain some line.  After about 35 minutes, she landed a good sized barracuda on 12 mono with a 20 leader on a 1/0 hook.  I could not believe that she actually got this toothy critter to the boat.  She was super excited.
 

  

 

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« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2017, 11:40:35 pm »
That is AWESOME!  Is that that a record fish on that light of tackle?  That would be even cooler to get her name on a record! 8)
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« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2017, 12:10:12 am »
Good for her, that's one fish I bet she's not gonna forget about anytime soon. 8)

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« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2017, 07:28:41 am »
  Wow, way to go girl! Is that cuda longer than the daughter?
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« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2017, 07:33:58 am »
nice  8)        do you eat them to :-\

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« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2017, 08:56:54 am »
IJohnsaw, I did not check to see if it would have been close to a record and did not even measure the fish.  We let it go after a few pictures.  I doubt it will live as it was completely whipped at the end of the fight but we did drag it beside the boat for a few minutes to get the water going through its gills.  It did eventually swim off.  These big cudas are on most warm water reefs and anywhere fish congregate.  It would not have qualified for a record anyway as I touched the rod for a few seconds to help her keep the line out of the motor's prop.

Coxy, I have never eaten barracuda due to ciguatera poisoning found in some of them.  This toxin causes severe neurological problems.  The small ones found on the grass flats are supposed to be okay but we catch enough other fish that taste good to risk it. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjR7dGjwNbUAhXF7yYKHYomC8sQFggoMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FCiguatera&usg=AFQjCNGEO4drNMcUIGZndqDmzrwj_Aj_bA

Several years ago I cut up a barracuda about that size into three or four pieces and used it as cut bait.  Within a few minutes a Jew Fish (Goliath Grouper now) ate the chunk whole.  It was a smallish Jew Fish, about 125-150 lbs. and I was able to pull him up from the wreck we were fishing.  Most of the ones that live at that wreck are too big for me to get to the surface using doubled up 150 lb mono (Bimini Twist) and a 9/0 reel with the drag super tight.
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« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2017, 11:29:52 am »
I'll be sitting on the beach hiding under an umbrella trying to catch whatever bites, from blues to kings and anything else with fins.
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« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2017, 03:01:29 pm »
Move dat umbrella over a bit 'cause I'll be circling trying to find a spot to land.   :)
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« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2017, 05:23:17 pm »
IJohnsaw, I did not check to see if it would have been close to a record and did not even measure the fish.  We let it go after a few pictures.  I doubt it will live as it was completely whipped at the end of the fight but we did drag it beside the boat for a few minutes to get the water going through its gills.  It did eventually swim off.  These big cudas are on most warm water reefs and anywhere fish congregate.  It would not have qualified for a record anyway as I touched the rod for a few seconds to help her keep the line out of the motor's prop.

Coxy, I have never eaten barracuda due to ciguatera poisoning found in some of them.  This toxin causes severe neurological problems.  The small ones found on the grass flats are supposed to be okay but we catch enough other fish that taste good to risk it. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjR7dGjwNbUAhXF7yYKHYomC8sQFggoMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FCiguatera&usg=AFQjCNGEO4drNMcUIGZndqDmzrwj_Aj_bA

Several years ago I cut up a barracuda about that size into three or four pieces and used it as cut bait.  Within a few minutes a Jew Fish (Goliath Grouper now) ate the chunk whole.  It was a smallish Jew Fish, about 125-150 lbs. and I was able to pull him up from the wreck we were fishing.  Most of the ones that live at that wreck are too big for me to get to the surface using doubled up 150 lb mono (Bimini Twist) and a 9/0 reel with the drag super tight.
wow thanks for the info   guess I wont eat any fish in less I know it came from my brook or lake wont be eating any more fish from mickey ds or burger slop  :) you just never know  would love to catch a fish bigger than 30lbs 

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« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2017, 06:22:01 pm »
Well looks like it was only 3 southern kingfish from the surf today, the water was very dirty from the heavy rains we had this morning. It looked like everyone was still fishing for blues using cut bunker and mullet rigs, I used whole frozen squid and was the only one I could see that caught anything. Didn't see any dogfish or skates which was very odd as they will bite when nothing else will.
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