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    SI Offshore 2/25: Plan B

    Cobia sight fishing conditions were poor so we decided to work some bottom spots. We got on one spot that was loaded with big trigger. They showed nicely on the Furuno elevated above the reef. It was sweet hooking them on a 2oz jig with strip. Popping this on the bottom was fun and more productive than a typical trigger rig. But, when my fancy jigging rod double over, I said “that’s no trigger boys”. I’d work her up a few pumps then she’d tear the 30# braid right back off. We got her in after a long game of tug-o-war. When released, she initially went belly up, so we untied the anchor and retrieved/vented her. This time she swam down nicely. I hope someday we’ll be able to enjoy a nice red snapper dinner with our family. This trip we'll have to be satisified with screaming drag, fried trigger fish and good times with friends.

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    Nice catch. Looks like a fun day one the water.

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    Great report and pics Randy - you always put fish in the box
    Thats a big ARS and trigger - sounds like a fun day of catching
    those triggers are great eats
    was that a penn 4000 you caught them on
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    Quote Originally Posted by AOKRVs View Post
    Great report and pics Randy - you always put fish in the box
    Thats a big ARS and trigger - sounds like a fun day of catching
    those triggers are great eats
    was that a penn 4000 you caught them on
    Penn 5500 with a star stellar-lite jigging rod. With that 30# braid i can twitch my rist and pop that jig off the bottom in 90 feet. Fun way to fish cause you feel everything and can set the hook instantly.

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    Good info - I am just getting started on the bottom fishing
    makes a good plan b when nothing on the troll or sight
    what type of leader did you use
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    Good day of fishing Randy. I wish I could have gone with you.
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    That's a fat trigger for sure, ugly sucker. Is that fish good eating? Nice RS on light tackle also.

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    Good catching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dble-down View Post
    That's a fat trigger for sure, ugly sucker. Is that fish good eating? Nice RS on light tackle also.
    triggers are a great - if you like a fish that taste like lobster
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    Saweeeeeet!

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