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Old 08-06-2013, 12:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Tortugas Spearin'

We took advantage of the great weather we have had and made it out near the Tortugas over the weekend. Most of us got some new PB fish and I would have had a world record Red Grouper with a speargun if I would have known to register it.

Nolan got some great photos of the trip and I wrote a full report on my blog at www.SpearBig.com!

Here is a link to the report and some photos!
http://spearbig.com/2013/08/tortugas-spearin/



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Old 08-06-2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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very nice!
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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Now what a brother gotta do to get in on that action? And by the way, Nice Tapon back there dude.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:37 PM   #4
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What is in the damn water in the tortugas. Jesus those are incredible fish.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #5
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What is in the damn water in the tortugas. Jesus those are incredible fish.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:37 PM   #6
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Re: Tortugas Spearin'

how big was the RG? stud for sure!

nevermind just read the report on ur blog..sweet! alot of parasites in a big red like that?
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:44 PM   #7
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nice fish, is the world record really 15.7 for red grouper? I shot a 18.45 at last years SPO... if I only knew to register it too...
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:44 PM   #8
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Super cool. Was it a one day out and back? How far was it from KW?
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alot of parasites in a big red like that?
Surprisingly none, but we did fillet a smaller red that had a few worms. Its weird how some get them and others don't.

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nice fish, is the world record really 15.7 for red grouper? I shot a 18.45 at last years SPO... if I only knew to register it too...
Yes, but only because they just separated the speargun and polespear records. Before the record was 19.4lbs with a polespear.


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Super cool. Was it a one day out and back? How far was it from KW?
Yes we just went for a day. It was roughly 70-80 miles one way.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:48 PM   #10
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I think the fish out in the tortugas have a lot let parasites and worms then stuff closer to land. Last trip out, I killed two ajs, one with 2 worms, and the other neither andrewk or myself could find a single worm in. Atl ajs are loaded with them, while the gulfies have less, tortugas fish just seem healthier.
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I think the fish out in the tortugas have a lot let parasites and worms then stuff closer to land. Last trip out, I killed two ajs, one with 2 worms, and the other neither andrewk or myself could find a single worm in. Atl ajs are loaded with them, while the gulfies have less, tortugas fish just seem healthier.
Yeah but the smaller red that we filleted with worms was from the same area in the Tortugas. I do agree they are probably much healthier though.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:54 PM   #12
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Way to go Jeremy!!! You guys are living the dream
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Awesome report and super catch!
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I think the fish out in the tortugas have a lot let parasites and worms then stuff closer to land. Last trip out, I killed two ajs, one with 2 worms, and the other neither andrewk or myself could find a single worm in. Atl ajs are loaded with them, while the gulfies have less, tortugas fish just seem healthier.
my reds from that trip off the shoal we hit on the way back didnt have anything in em either if i remember correctly.
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