Mosquito LaGoon -.May 12th

It was a very windy day but I managed to sight cast, land and release this very healthy 33" Gator Trout. This is my personal best!
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  • fshnfvrfshnfvr Posts: 27 Greenhorn
    That's a beast. Nice fish.
  • jumboshrimpjumboshrimp Posts: 820 Officer
    That is a VERY nice fish. good work man :thumbsup
  • Justins DadJustins Dad Posts: 3,247 Officer
    Very cool indeed!! Good job and congrats... I've got to get back out there!!
  • idrummer13idrummer13 Posts: 126 Officer
    That's a monster! Great catch!
  • skeeterlagoonskeeterlagoon Posts: 65 Deckhand
    that is a nice fish man. what time of day did you catch it at? I've been fishing banana river and my gator trout bite is over buy 9 am. Then it's just slots and reds.
  • testerman28testerman28 Posts: 1,329 Officer
    remember to frame that pic! nice fish!
  • jakedgejakedge Posts: 1,302 Officer
    Great trout!
  • FlathappyFlathappy Posts: 16 Greenhorn
    I caught the fish in the afternoon, about 3:30 pm. It fought like a red, not like the typical trout catch.
  • kthuntzkthuntz Posts: 123 Officer
    AWESOME FISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! way to go
  • skeeterlagoonskeeterlagoon Posts: 65 Deckhand
    Flathappy wrote: »
    I caught the fish in the afternoon, about 3:30 pm. It fought like a red, not like the typical trout catch.
    ok cool man. Usually I wake up at 3:30 am to get on the water by 5:30 and be on my favorite flat as the sun is coming up. Your picture inspires me to fish longer and not get out of there by noon.
  • triplehelixtriplehelix Posts: 160 Officer
    Hey Flathappy, shoot me an email at mbadolato2010@my.fit.edu

    I want to put a picture of that beast in the newspaper!
  • hellsbayredhawkhellsbayredhawk Posts: 15 Greenhorn
    That is a catch of a lifetime, congrats Bill and Austin. I now have a serious case of Gator Trout envy!
  • Cavanaugh68Cavanaugh68 Posts: 291 Officer
  • BMargioBMargio Posts: 96 Deckhand
    holy moly!
  • JesseJamesJesseJames Posts: 2,408 Officer
    Slob trout!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    copoutfishing.com
  • captryan5878captryan5878 Posts: 203 Officer
    right on man! nice fish
  • des1802des1802 Posts: 115 Officer
    NCE TROUT. Glad you released the her to reproduce.
  • FlathappyFlathappy Posts: 16 Greenhorn
    des1802 wrote: »
    NCE TROUT. Glad you released the her to reproduce.

    Thanks for all the nice comments. Catch and release is great for for future anglers! Harvest within limits, and less, if the catch will not be fully appreciated when consumed! Fishing is fun but catching definitely produces more smiles :):):)
  • SJCSJC Posts: 2,558 Officer
    SLOB:hail
    The Beatings will continue until moral improves!
  • ShroudsShrouds Posts: 10 Greenhorn
    I'm late to this thread but great catch! What where you using when you landed this beast?
    :fishing :beer :fishing In that order.
  • angler18angler18 Posts: 2,035 Officer
    What a pig, good job and congrats! It's funny, you would think most gators are caught early or late, but my biggest was caught at noon on a 98 degree windless afternoon.
  • FlathappyFlathappy Posts: 16 Greenhorn
    Shrouds wrote: »
    I'm late to this thread but great catch! What where you using when you landed this beast?

    It was a doa bait buster... The shallow runner version. I used the black/silver color scheme to match all the mullet in the area.
  • ChasenTailsChasenTails Posts: 49 Deckhand
    Nice fish, and in the middle of the day. Wow!
  • skeeterlagoonskeeterlagoon Posts: 65 Deckhand
    angler18 wrote: »
    What a pig, good job and congrats! It's funny, you would think most gators are caught early or late, but my biggest was caught at noon on a 98 degree windless afternoon.

    Send the picture to DOA.
  • fishboyfishboy Posts: 1,326 Officer
    That is a monster trout!!!
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 18,204 AG
    angler18 wrote: »
    What a pig, good job and congrats! It's funny, you would think most gators are caught early or late, but my biggest was caught at noon on a 98 degree windless afternoon.

    Me Too Joe....and on a chug bug!....
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • fi$hheadfi$hhead Posts: 12 Greenhorn
    Nice Fish!!!!!!
  • inshore77inshore77 Posts: 54 Deckhand
    That thing is a SLOB!!! Nice catch...
  • inshore77inshore77 Posts: 54 Deckhand
    angler18 wrote: »
    What a pig, good job and congrats! It's funny, you would think most gators are caught early or late, but my biggest was caught at noon on a 98 degree windless afternoon.


    That's funny Joe I caught my personal best an hour before you caught yours on that same day. We need to get out there and get us one of those!
  • shouldabeenworkinshouldabeenworkin Posts: 60 Deckhand
    NICE catch, that thing is HUGE!!
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