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Posted on Mar 24, 2009 in Top Shots
Recent news reports have showed 13-year-old angler Aidan Medley proudly standing next to a 340-pound bull shark, hanging dead on a dock scale at Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach, Florida. He cranked the fish in himself, noting to reporters that many anglers lack the skill to do what he did. (http://www.wptv.com/news/local/story/Teen-catches-giant-bull-shark/m44so_pmUUCxT9hukiALXw.cspx?rss=762) And he did it last year with a 550-pound bull. And a 461 the year before. Read More
Posted on Mar 11, 2009 in Top Shots
Which statement is false? Tarpon, bonefish and permit are all great game fish. Tarpon, bonefish and permit caught by one angler in one day constitute a flats slam. Tarpon, bonefish and permit are all lousy as food fish. Hint: a permit is essentially a big ol' Florida pompano. True, they're different species, but size is the main difference since the permit grows several times as large. In fact, when permit are as small as a few pounds, distinguishing them from pompano can be difficult. Read More