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Old 04-11-2012, 08:26 AM
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This may have been posted .Still fun to watch.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:41 AM
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it's almost damn scary to watch!
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But that would be so much fun till the line
gets wrapped around your foot LOL
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Not sure I understand the point of that. I can see fishing to eat the critters but tethering/sacrificing a live ray to catch a big fish just because it is fun is lost on me. It is right up there with using puppies and kites for fishing.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:33 AM
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Is it bad because the bait is big? What about a well full of scaled sardines to catch and release some snook?
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post

It is right up there with using puppies and kites for fishing.
Don't knock it until you've tried it.

Personally, I prefer kittens.
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Is it bad because the bait is big? What about a well full of scaled sardines to catch and release some snook?

I'm not comfortable with sacrificing one animal so that I can plan with another animal, don't care how big it is. I have no problem with live bait to take a fish ... but to just play with the fish. And yes, a smash spiders on the wall.
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Bait is one thing. Torturing an animal for amusement is something entirely different.

I've caught crap from some because I use live bonefish as grouper bait. Yes, mostly fly-fishing snobs. One man's bait is another man's gamefish.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:45 AM
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isnt putting a white bait on a hook to catch then release a snook the same thing?
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Not sure I understand the point of that. I can see fishing to eat the critters but tethering/sacrificing a live ray to catch a big fish just because it is fun is lost on me. It is right up there with using puppies and kites for fishing.
The point of that is the 'Sport' in 'Sport'fishing. Its the same as catching Tarpon. Actually catching Tarpon is probably worse because some folks keep the Tarpon to have them mounted. Whether catching Goliaths or Tarpon, you are far from using puppies as bait. Now that I think about it, I bet that overcrowded animal shelters wouldn't be a problem in fishing communities if Tuna and Wahoo could be caught on dogs and cats. Don't think that dogs and cats don't find their way onto the hooks of some aligator fishers.
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My wife got me a charter with this guy. He's a DICK!
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I chartered with Capt Ben as well. Far from the best guide I've had but I didn't find him to be a "dick"
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Why was he a dick
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The point of that is the 'Sport' in 'Sport'fishing. Its the same as catching Tarpon. Actually catching Tarpon is probably worse because some folks keep the Tarpon to have them mounted. Whether catching Goliaths or Tarpon, you are far from using puppies as bait. Now that I think about it, I bet that overcrowded animal shelters wouldn't be a problem in fishing communities if Tuna and Wahoo could be caught on dogs and cats. Don't think that dogs and cats don't find their way onto the hooks of some aligator fishers.
You don't need to harvest a fish to have it mounted. This isn't the 1980's. A simple photo will do now-a-days. Also, using an animal like a ray to catch another animal like a Goliath Grouper is rather lame.

Fishing with cats and dogs is about as sad as i can imagine. I'd rather use some people I know to catch an alligator than a dog.
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I have never watched a fishing video with alvin the chipmunk's voice in it till now."There he is, there he is. He's got it, He's got it. Hahahahahahahahah."
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Not to change the subject ... I was out 41 miles yesterday (Sanibel) landed 13 Gags 9/14 #
10 red pigs 8/12# Gags are VERY plentiful in 80/90 feet.(16 gags last week also) what do we have to do to repeal the closing?? Where do they get the info on GAG count in S/W fla??
I have fished here 16yrs.. We have PLENTY of gag grouper here! IDIOTS!
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I wonder how they live with so many hooks broke off in there guts.
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shut your face before "they" read that and prohibit us from catching them at all......
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That is the phosphate dock in Boca Grande Pass. I've dove there many times and there are some real monsters down there!
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That is the phosphate dock in Boca Grande Pass. I've dove there many times and there are some real monsters down there!

Groupers are/were listed in the U.S. Navy dive manual as one of the few underwater threats to a diver -- they get big enough to inhale a diver ... so says the U.S. Navy.
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