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Old 06-15-2005, 09:24 AM   #1
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Any pics of the huge triggerfish?

I saw in the winners list some triggers that weighed 9 and 10 lbs. I've never seen one anywhere near that size. Anyone have any pics to post so we can see these brutes?
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:34 AM   #2
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Re: Any pics of the huge triggerfish?

I am not sure how much this one weighed but Team Get'em brought this one to the scale.

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Old 06-15-2005, 10:05 AM   #3
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Re: Any pics of the huge triggerfish?

Whatever it weighs, it's a nice trig.
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:42 AM   #4
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Re: Any pics of the huge triggerfish?

Sh*t this 10# plus MG mack daddy will make that one bite down hard on the pillow, and say thank you afterwards .

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Old 06-15-2005, 05:55 PM   #5
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Sh*t this 10# plus MG mack daddy will make that one bite down hard on the pillow, and say thank you afterwards .
Dude, I hope Tiger's prostate didn't look like that after getting off of the boat with you,,,,Just Messin with ya,,, Nice Fish!!!
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Old 06-15-2005, 05:43 PM   #6
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Re: Any pics of the huge triggerfish?

Dang! Them boys get big everything up there!

As I was reading about the rigs in the Florida Gulf controversy today it came to mind that Rigs might not work as good here as they do there. Arent those rigs often in 600' of water and in the Gulfstream? Here I think that you would have to get about 200 miles offshore to get into similar conditions. With that in mind, in shallow water like we have here, would a rig be an advantage over a wreck in some way? I can see where a wreck in 600' might not do much good.

Well, maybe the Helldivers would do it, but not me.
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Old 06-16-2005, 05:00 PM   #7
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Dang! Them boys get big everything up there!

As I was reading about the rigs in the Florida Gulf controversy today it came to mind that Rigs might not work as good here as they do there. Arent those rigs often in 600' of water and in the Gulfstream? Here I think that you would have to get about 200 miles offshore to get into similar conditions. With that in mind, in shallow water like we have here, would a rig be an advantage over a wreck in some way? I can see where a wreck in 600' might not do much good.
Rigs work in all depths. Most of the stories you hear about the rigs is out of Venice, Grand Isle, Fourchon area. The water drops in those areas faster than Hectors clothing in a gay bar. The area of the gulf I dive in is more like the Tampa area. We leave out of Cameron, LA (next to the Texas border) and have to travel 40 miles and only be in 50 ft or water. Have to hit 70 miles to reach 100' depths. The rigs are still plentiful all over the horizon and all are covered with fish. Trick is though, that you normally cant see your hand in front of your face until you hit about 30 miles and its iffy even then. So given all the stories Ive heard you boys gettin gags and hogs and whatnot in shallower depths than the Marianas Trench, rigs in the shallower, more tropical waters you have over that way will no doubt be big fish producers.

You just have to build though. Likely a fat chance of that happening. But you can speculate the what ifs. But if it would, at the least it would be a cone magnet if nothing else and leave the wrecks and ridges for the rest of you boys with less pressure.
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Old 06-16-2005, 05:17 PM   #8
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Re: Any pics of the huge triggerfish?

Here is a 13-7 and a 10-2 shot last year. The big boy is #2 in the State. Louisiana that is.
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:41 PM   #9
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Rigs work in all depths. Most of the stories you hear about the rigs is out of Venice, Grand Isle, Fourchon area. The water drops in those areas faster than Hectors clothing in a gay bar. The area of the gulf I dive in is more like the Tampa area. We leave out of Cameron, LA (next to the Texas border) and have to travel 40 miles and only be in 50 ft or water. Have to hit 70 miles to reach 100' depths. The rigs are still plentiful all over the horizon and all are covered with fish. Trick is though, that you normally cant see your hand in front of your face until you hit about 30 miles and its iffy even then. So given all the stories Ive heard you boys gettin gags and hogs and whatnot in shallower depths than the Marianas Trench, rigs in the shallower, more tropical waters you have over that way will no doubt be big fish producers.

You just have to build though. Likely a fat chance of that happening. But you can speculate the what ifs. But if it would, at the least it would be a cone magnet if nothing else and leave the wrecks and ridges for the rest of you boys with less pressure.
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Old 06-15-2005, 12:05 PM   #10
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Re: Any pics of the huge triggerfish?

Note the blue rectal exam gloves! That poor trigger's prostate will never be the same!
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Old 06-15-2005, 01:33 PM   #11
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Re: Any pics of the huge triggerfish?

Was that caught fishing AJ? I note the trigger spear still intact. First thing I do when I'm stringin' the bastards is to break off that spear before they impale me with it. He IS a monster. Look at the nuts on him! Bet he could remove 2 fingers with one bite.
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:46 PM   #12
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Re: Any pics of the huge triggerfish?

I break them over, too.

That is a hoss! If I see one that big, no question it's getting shot.
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Old 06-15-2005, 04:29 PM   #13
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Re: Any pics of the huge triggerfish?

I have learned to string them through the mouth, as once I shot a big ocean trigger and it bit me on the belly button. I screamed like a girl underwater! Those are good sized grey triggers, though. Steve.
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Re: Any pics of the huge triggerfish?

WE have nice rigs in all depths. Some of my favorite ARS hunting is done on rigs in 60-100 ft of water. Great cobia on the shallow ones. The advantage over a wreck from a fishes point of view is the ability to use the entire water column without leaving the structure. From a hunting POV, its a hell of alot easier to dive up and down that rig leg than it is to bomb a wreck you hope youre still on top of! Rig legs also give you something to hide behind in big time currents....but they make it hard to have any secret spots
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Old 06-15-2005, 06:57 PM   #15
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Re: Any pics of the huge triggerfish?

Ok, this might not be fair, but these that we shot in Panama would eat all of the previously shown triggers for breakfast... They were like car tires. We would shoot them when the action on the reef slowed down. Shot several over 15#

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