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  1. Details: White Grunt with a Frozen shrimp on a small j hook with a 1/8ounce weight with 15lb braid

    Heres a pic of one the shriped grunts we caught. We caught about 10-15 of these guys. I know I'm Not suppose to hold this guy with a towel but we were in the ...more process of eating at the same time. Lol. We would throw our rigs about 10-15ft out in what we think was about 5-6ft of water where these guy would hit everytime. Exact location is key largo florida. Temp 88,partly cloudy with slight brezze.

  2. Details: Gray Triggerfish with a Frozen shrimp on a small j hook with a 1/8ounce weight with 15lb braid

    Awesome fish my bro got. We just got to florida yesterday, and after visiting my college we headed off to key largo!! He was caught only 3-4ft off the side of a ...more wall which had a bunch if fallen tree branches in it. My bro spotted this fish ,pitched his bait in there and this guy whacked it!! We knew we would try to run in the wall but my bro was able to get him. Exact spot:hampton hotel(keylargo)

    1. bigfish101 0
      Nice there great eating
    2. Sean Wilms 0
      a really cool one at that
    3. JustinGoodman 0
      @seaturtles haha yea nothings better than catching a new species
    4. Sean Wilms 0
      sweet fish!
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  3. Details: Lemon Shark with a Ballyhoo

    My dad had a wired ballyhoo rig and landed this boy

  4. Details: Black Grouper with a Live shrimp

    Was casting under the old railroad with shrimp and he took it. I had to horse him out before he went under a rock.

  5. Details: Barracuda with a Ballyhoo

    I was driving back from snorkeling and I asked my dad if I could troll with a ballyhoo we were using for sharks. I put the bait in the water and when when I wasn't ...more paying attention he took all my line and i just noticed when the last of the line was holding on. What a fight!

  6. Details: Hog Fish with a Speargun

    These two big hogs were shot in five feet of water right when the sun was going down which is very dangerous. My dad and I were circled by a 6-7 ft bull shark going ...more back to the boat.

    1. jacobmarlingarber 0
      Thanks dude @alex1234
    2. alex1234 0
      That's a big hogfish
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  7. Details: Tarpon with a live pinfish

    Last summer in key west about a 85 Pound tarpon.

    1. basshunter19 0
      Did u land him
  8. Windy day for a cast net...but definitely a fun one! :) Happy Memorial Day, y'all!

    1. TYnsr 0
    2. SmackDaddy 0
      Keeper! Haha
    3. Capt_Jack 0
    4. Chris Skinner 0
      Atta girl! Nice toss! And happy Memorial Day to you too :)
    5. greatness627 0
      Happy Memorial Day to you too, Ali!! 🇺🇸🎣🙌👊👍✌️
    6. AliFish10 0
      8ft @GunnerNewberry Thanks!
    7. Gunner Newberry 0
      How big? Nice throw!
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  9. Details: Leatherjacket with a full shrimp rigged on a small j hook (weightless)

    We saw a small school of these gus, so my pitched his shrimp in and this guy whacked it! Gave some nice hops too, still unsure about what type of fish exactly this ...more is. Temp 82, no wind, no cloud cover. Clear water with about 2-3 inches of veg underneath

    1. Jacob Breaux 0
      Will do! Great catch and info
    2. JustinGoodman 0
      Leatherjacket***** sorry
    3. JustinGoodman 0
      @MulletHead @matt @bassinboy01 is there any way you guys can add leatherhead to the fish list??
    4. johnybass 0
      Oligoplites saurus
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  10. Details: Spotted (Speckled) Trout with a full shrimp on a small j hook weightless on a r2f rod and reel with 8lb test

    This was a amazing trout!! I was reeling in my pinfish and about 5-6 trout were starting to attack my fish. So my bro pitched his shrimp right in the group and bam ...more the biggest one at it!!! Amazing!! Temp 81, no winds. No clouds Clear water

    1. McGrath82 0
      No problem @justingoodman
    2. Laine Dillard 0
      @McGrath82 is right
    3. JustinGoodman 0
      Thanks good to know@McGrath82
    4. McGrath82 0
      Removes the protective slime there coated with @lainedillard
    5. JustinGoodman 0
      Just curious
    6. JustinGoodman 0
      @lainedillard why is a cloth or towel the worst thing to touch a fish with?
    7. Laine Dillard 0
      I ment to say would in the last comment and good bc cloth or a towel is the worst thing to touch a fish with
    8. JustinGoodman 0
      @lainedillard yea i know i use gloves when handling catfish but forgot to bring them to the keys
    9. Laine Dillard 0
      Yea can see why you would be a little iffy on holding some fish I wouldn't recommend getting a batting glove with leather palms it's much better for the ...more fish than a towel
    10. JustinGoodman 0
      @wyldechylde77 no problem man. Theres only one way to find out answers is to ask questions👌
    11. Chuck LaBruna 0
      I see. Basically traumatized, I can understand that. Was just curious is all
    12. JustinGoodman 0
      @wyldechylde77 idk ive cut my hand open on time on a catfish and had to go the hospital for three days because of infection. So for now on i dont mess with touching ...more some fish.
    13. JustinGoodman 0
      Sorry wrong tag
    14. JustinGoodman 0
    15. Chuck LaBruna 0
      I'm just curious here. In all these pics you are holding your fish with a towel. Personal preference or don't like to touch them? Something else? Again, ...more just curious is all bud
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