ANY OF YOU GUYS GO FISHING?

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hey guys, i dont know how many of you go fishing, but i fish quite a bit, i catch and release, never harm or kill the fish, so heres a few pics of me and my girlfriend from the the past 3 summers, if you guys have some fishing pics, post em! i'd love to see what yall are catching.
 

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I shark fish. Haven't fresh water fished in many years. I also catch and release. One year caught some spinner sharks which was super awesome. Those are very rare in the gulf coast off Texas. But from time to time no sharks and get big redfish. This guy unfortunately swallowed the hook and didn't make it. So I did eat this one regretfully.
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I shark fish. Haven't fresh water fished in many years. I also catch and release. One year caught some spinner sharks which was super awesome. Those are very rare in the gulf coast off Texas. But from time to time no sharks and get big redfish. This guy unfortunately swallowed the hook and didn't make it. So I did eat this one regretfully.
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thats friggen awesome bro, ive never seen a fish that big in my life lol, this is a skate my girl caught last week when we were saltwater fishing, and then a 20 inch stripper (baby lol ) , and then the biggest large mouth ive ever caught, was easily a 7 or 8 pounder 0619142151.jpg 561551_355379394546377_1105675376_n.jpg 422576_355132367904413_645429480_n.jpg
 

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thats friggen awesome bro, ive never seen a fish that big in my life lol, this is a skate my girl caught last week when we were saltwater fishing, and then a 20 inch stripper (baby lol ) , and then the biggest large mouth ive ever caught, was easily a 7 or 8 pounder View attachment 87586 View attachment 87583 View attachment 87584
Cool. I don't have any pics because it never works out when I catch the big guys. But I typically use 20-30 pound manta rays for bait on my big rig. I have to make my own leaders because sharks roll like crocs and gators do and there sharp skin snaps any line even the 500 pound test i use. Biggest shark I've ever caught was a 10 foot bull, at 3 AM. Took 3 hours to get in. And I only kayak the bait out about 200-300 feet off shore so not far out. So much fun. Should be going shark fishing pretty soon here actually whenever I get a long weekend off from working on tortoise stuff.
 

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Cool. I don't have any pics because it never works out when I catch the big guys. But I typically use 20-30 pound manta rays for bait on my big rig. I have to make my own leaders because sharks roll like crocs and gators do and there sharp skin snaps any line even the 500 pound test i use. Biggest shark I've ever caught was a 10 foot bull, at 3 AM. Took 3 hours to get in. And I only kayak the bait out about 200-300 feet off shore so not far out. So much fun. Should be going shark fishing pretty soon here actually whenever I get a long weekend off from working on tortoise stuff.
thats cool bro, ive never caught any thing bigger then that large mouth and stripper, i actually dont do much salt water because the ocean is like 45 mins to an hour away, so its a hassle, i live on a street that has a huge pond, has small mouths, large mouths, crappie, sun fish, cat fish, pickerel , and carp. but i gotta rent a boat and really go salt water fishing, catching a shark must be fun
 

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Haha your so close to the beach and don't go much? Man I'm 4 hours from it and go as often as I can. Boats are nice can catch snapper and good stuff for eating. But te big sharks are all at the surf. Of course you have open water sharks like blue, white, black tip, and makos. But your lemons, tiger, bulls, thresher, spinner, grey, sand tigers and many more will be just off the surf. What most people don't understand is when they get bit(which really is a very very small percentage of people in the water each year) is that sharks lay on the bottom under the surf. The current moves water through their gills allowing them to keep breathing when not moving. They somewhat aestivate during the hottest parts of the day then become active durin dusk and dawn and throughout the night. They're super majestic fascinating fish. 450 million years of perfect predator.

Cool. I don't have any pics because it never works out when I catch the big guys. But I typically use 20-30 pound manta rays for bait on my big rig. I have to make my own leaders because sharks roll like crocs and gators do and there sharp skin snaps any line even the 500 pound test i use. Biggest shark I've ever caught was a 10 foot bull, at 3 AM. Took 3 hours to get in. And I only kayak the bait out about 200-300 feet off shore so not far out. So much fun. Should be going shark fishing pretty soon here actually whenever I get a long weekend off from working on tortoise stuff.
 

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Haha your so close to the beach and don't go much? Man I'm 4 hours from it and go as often as I can. Boats are nice can catch snapper and good stuff for eating. But te big sharks are all at the surf. Of course you have open water sharks like blue, white, black tip, and makos. But your lemons, tiger, bulls, thresher, spinner, grey, sand tigers and many more will be just off the surf. What most people don't understand is when they get bit(which really is a very very small percentage of people in the water each year) is that sharks lay on the bottom under the surf. The current moves water through their gills allowing them to keep breathing when not moving. They somewhat aestivate during the hottest parts of the day then become active durin dusk and dawn and throughout the night. They're super majestic fascinating fish. 450 million years of perfect predator.
yea i dont know if you check the news often, but theres actually been an unusual number of shark attacks this summer, already like 7 attacks in the us
 

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I shark fish. Haven't fresh water fished in many years. I also catch and release. One year caught some spinner sharks which was super awesome. Those are very rare in the gulf coast off Texas. But from time to time no sharks and get big redfish. This guy unfortunately swallowed the hook and didn't make it. So I did eat this one regretfully.
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Kelly is that a Corbina or spotfin croaker in your picture......?
We catch those out surf fishing here on the West Coast as well........
 

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I used to be somewhat of a regular fisherman, but that has dwindled quite substantially after the kids came along. Now that they're older, it's time they start learning though. In fact, next week is their first fishing trip! Trout mainly, but I have been deep sea fishing several times.

I like the taste of trout, so I do keep and eat the fish I catch. Sorry, I know...I'm a monster.



Apache Trout, only found in Arizona. Very beautiful fish.



Nice sized holdover Brook Trout.



Top two are Apache Trout, bottom is a Brown Trout. These three were caught at Christmas Tree Lake. Anyone in Arizona interested in fishing should try this lake at least once. It was an amazing experience.

I'd have to dig out old pictures of my deep sea adventures.
 

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Kelly is that a Corbina or spotfin croaker in your picture......?
We catch those out surf fishing here on the West Coast as well........
That right there señor JD would be a red drum. They make awesome drumming noises when trying to retrieve the hook out.
 

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Nice trout ....(look like deep see bait fish ....;):p)......heck we all need to make a trip! .......
Here is one of my favo rigs .....Gold International 2-speed 50SW with a Custom made Cal Star .......Nice rig for the " Big Boyz"
 

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I used to be somewhat of a regular fisherman, but that has dwindled quite substantially after the kids came along. Now that they're older, it's time they start learning though. In fact, next week is their first fishing trip! Trout mainly, but I have been deep sea fishing several times.

I like the taste of trout, so I do keep and eat the fish I catch. Sorry, I know...I'm a monster.



Apache Trout, only found in Arizona. Very beautiful fish.



Nice sized holdover Brook Trout.



Top two are Apache Trout, bottom is a Brown Trout. These three were caught at Christmas Tree Lake. Anyone in Arizona interested in fishing should try this lake at least once. It was an amazing experience.

I'd have to dig out old pictures of my deep sea adventures.
believe me , if i caught a big enough stripper, id eat it to loll never had trout, but looks good!, very cool pics
 

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Ahhhhh....gotcha ... they look very similar to a Corbina .....do you have those out in TX ?>
We have several different "surf fishes" .....barred surf pearch , spot fin and yellow fin croakers and of course the Corbinas'
 

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you guysz have no idea ... I'm a fishing nut! .....Gotta boat ....head on out! I know Scripps Canyons and the Coronados' ...like the back of my hand ......Kinda like one of the Bayou Rednecks from the West Coast beach ....:p
 

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im glad theres some other fisher man here, all yall pics just made this post way better! lol this is my inflatable 0508141829.jpg
 

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I have that same little fish hunter too! .....fun little boat ( I use it as a tender) ...got a good story hooking up to a 150 # Mako on one of those little dingy's ...that fish dragged us everywhere!
 
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