May Sport Fishing Girls

Capt. Jimmy Nelson presents May's Sport Fishing Girls.

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Species: Snook

Ashley shows off her snook catch, fought from underneath the mangroves in the background. Florida waters (pictured here) are just one of the places snook call home. Along the wild Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, snook and tarpon dominate the landscape. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING AND LURES! Don't be intimidated by this professional photo gallery, most of our Sport Fishing Girls galleries are created from photos sent to us by hardcore lady anglers. We know you're out there, and we want to put your photo in our next informative girls-only galleries. You could be the winner, picked at random, of $100 worth of clothing from Salt Life and an assortment of Yo-Zuri lures valued at $100. That's $200 worth of swag just for sending us fun fishing shots! Remember, you have a 1-in-20 or 30 (depending upon size of gallery) chance of being the winner — pretty good odds! Send your photos to sfgirls@sportfishingmag.com.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Jack Crevalle

Crystal landed this hard-fighting jack in shallow water. In certain parts of the Southeast US, oversized jack crevalle gang up in schools along the beach, offering terrific sight-fishing opportunities to any angler willing to break a sweat.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Cobia

Next up for Crystal was a hefty cobia, a true armful for this lady angler. Each summer, anglers look forward to the Mid-Atlantic cobia run, starting along Florida beaches and heading north to North Carolina and Virginia nearshore waters.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Blackfin Tuna

Amanda landed this blackfin tuna without getting bloody. Tasty tuna are often gaffed to make sure they make it to the cooler, and eventually dinner table. Anglers sometimes pull spreader bars to attract tuna while trolling. Not only do the bars get bites, but they attract fish to the back of the boat. Check out this photo gallery of blackfin tuna fishing near Oregon Inlet, North Carolina.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Triggerfish

Amanda landed this triggerfish offshore, a species that prefers natural baits to lures. Watch out for their teeth. The triggerfish mouth is small with strong jaws that contain specialized teeth used to chisel holes of hard-shelled prey items.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Redfish

Sarah landed this legal-size redfish along a shallow shoreline in a brackish water bay. Redfish are complete suckers for scented soft baits. One favorite technique is to blind-cast a scented artificial rigged to a jighead near oyster bars.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Spanish Mackerel

Capt. Jimmy Nelson guided this angler to a typical Spanish mackerel catch, common throughout the inshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Many anglers feel that Spanish mackerel are much more tasty than their cousin, the king mackerel.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Gag Grouper

Christina holds up this "throwback" gag grouper, a specimen slightly too small to keep. The total number of grouper species worldwide is vast and impressive. Check out this photo gallery of different groupers and the many techniques used to catch them.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Amberjack

Brittany pulled this amberjack off an artificial reef, a common location to find this powerful fighting jack. Reaching huge sizes, amberjack are incredibly hard to pull away from structure, leading to many lost fish. On the Pacific Coast, yellowtail resemble amberjack in fighting power and appearance. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING AND LURES! Don't be intimidated by this professional photo gallery, most of our Sport Fishing Girls galleries are created from photos sent to us by hardcore lady anglers. We know you're out there, and we want to put your photo in our next informative girls-only galleries. You could be the winner, picked at random, of $100 worth of clothing from Salt Life and an assortment of Yo-Zuri lures valued at $100. That's $200 worth of swag just for sending us fun fishing shots! Remember, you have a 1-in-20 or 30 (depending upon size of gallery) chance of being the winner — pretty good odds! Send your photos to sfgirls@sportfishingmag.com.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Redfish

Sabrina landed this beautiful redfish, though it's not likely the adult beverage behind her contributed to the catch. Redfish are one of the most popular inshore species in the U.S. — so popular that Sport Fishing magazine created a list of top places to catch redfish.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Sheepshead

Sabrina landed this tasty sheepshead, likely on a shrimp or crab — either of the two are top baits for this crustacean-eater. But don't mistake sheepshead and sheephead, they're two different species. Off California, sheephead are black and red (and some would say ugly), but they are a fun fight nonetheless.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Speckled Seatrout

Luzia was so happy she caught this "school-size" speckled seatrout that she offered it a kiss. Called trout, specks or seatrout depending on the state, this species has an impressive following in the Southeast. Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, ideal saltwater-marsh habitat holds impressive numbers of the popular inshore gamefish.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Mackerel

Luzia landed this sharp-toothed Spanish mackerel. This species is identified by its bronze or yellow spots (but no stripes) and lack of scales on the pectoral fins. Occurring in the western Atlantic as far north as Chesapeake Bay to as far south as Yucatan, Mexico, Spanish macks are common catches in bay and inshore waters. Other similar species include king mackerel, narrowbarred mackerel, Pacific sierra mackerel and cero mackerel.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Sheepshead

Not known for its sporting abilities, sheepshead are most often targeted for its tasty fillets. Luzia gets an up-close look as this specimen. The sheepshead has rows of stubby teeth — like sheep — to crush crabs, clams and oysters. When black drum are young, they feature the same barred stripes as sheepshead, sometimes causing confusion between the two fish.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Bar Jack

Mandy speared this bar jack on a recent dive. Bar jacks live in clear, shallow waters over coral reefs like those found in the Florida Keys. Bar jacks often demonstrate schooling behavior, similar to other jack species. The current world-record catch on hook and line weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING AND LURES! Don't be intimidated by this professional photo gallery, most of our Sport Fishing Girls galleries are created from photos sent to us by hardcore lady anglers. We know you're out there, and we want to put your photo in our next informative girls-only galleries. You could be the winner, picked at random, of $100 worth of clothing from Salt Life and an assortment of Yo-Zuri lures valued at $100. That's $200 worth of swag just for sending us fun fishing shots! Remember, you have a 1-in-20 or 30 (depending upon size of gallery) chance of being the winner — pretty good odds! Send your photos to sfgirls@sportfishingmag.com.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Gag Grouper

Mandy pulled in this gag grouper. Gags are the most common grouper in the Southeast United States, often found on rocky ledges of the eastern Gulf of Mexico.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Spanish Mackerel

Mandy caught this Spanish mackerel. The lateral line on Spanish and cero mackerel slopes gradually from the top edge of the gill to the tail. In contrast to the king mackerel, the lateral line takes an abrupt drop at mid-body.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Gag Grouper

Sarah wrestled in this gag grouper. Gags are known to change sexes when schooling in harems, especially if no male is available.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Gag Grouper

Sarah pulled another gag grouper. Gags tend to be found in areas of structure, like ledges, rocks, coral reefs and wrecks.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Gag Grouper

Sarah gets a closer look at this gag grouper, but there only seems to be one smile in this photo.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Redfish

Brandy reeled in this redfish and gave it a goodbye kiss. Reds readily strike bait, lures and flies. Their habit of tailing in shallow water and the schooling of bull reds at times in open water off beaches make them a favorite target of sight-casters.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Cobia

Devan caught this beast of a cobia. Most tropical/warm waters in the world are home to cobia (though oddly, the eastern Pacific is an exception). Tough fighters and delectable eating, cobia are always a welcome addition to any angler's day.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Black Drum

Devan reeled in another, this time a full-sized black drum. This species is capable of producing tones between 100 Hz and 500 Hz when performing mating calls. When black drum reach this size, they're almost always released (though small black drum are tasty).Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: King Mackerel

Elyse wrangled up this king mackerel. Though kings don't jump when hooked, it's a thrilling sight to see kings skyrocket high into the air when attacking a lure or bait at the surface.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Red Grouper

Camille pulled this **red grouper **from the deep. This common bottom fish is an adept feeder and a top predator amongst the reef community. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING AND LURES! Don't be intimidated by this professional photo gallery, most of our Sport Fishing Girls galleries are created from photos sent to us by hardcore lady anglers. We know you're out there, and we want to put your photo in our next informative girls-only galleries. You could be the winner, picked at random, of $100 worth of clothing from Salt Life and an assortment of Yo-Zuri lures valued at $100. That's $200 worth of swag just for sending us fun fishing shots! Remember, you have a 1-in-20 or 30 (depending upon size of gallery) chance of being the winner — pretty good odds! Send your photos to sfgirls@sportfishingmag.com.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Gag Grouper

Danielle caught the cousin of the red grouper — the gag. **Gag grouper **grow slowly, but can live as long as 30 yearsCapt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Mutton Snapper

Darcie shows off her impressive mutton snapper catch. This tropical snapper is a great fighter, often caught near reef structure using natural baits. Darcie likely caught this delicous-tasting specimen in the Florida Keys.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Almaco Jack

Darcie fought this almaco jack like a champ. Like other jacks, almaco jacks like to remove parasites from their skin by rubbing themselves on the rough skin of passing sharks.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Bonnethead

Carley pulled in this decent-size bonnethead shark. Their eyes are located at the ends of their lobes, which increase their field of vision. When this shark swims, the head rolls from side to side. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING AND LURES! Don't be intimidated by this professional photo gallery, most of our Sport Fishing Girls galleries are created from photos sent to us by hardcore lady anglers. We know you're out there, and we want to put your photo in our next informative girls-only galleries. You could be the winner, picked at random, of $100 worth of clothing from Salt Life and an assortment of Yo-Zuri lures valued at $100. That's $200 worth of swag just for sending us fun fishing shots! Remember, you have a 1-in-20 or 30 (depending upon size of gallery) chance of being the winner — pretty good odds! Send your photos to sfgirls@sportfishingmag.com.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Red Grouper

Leah caught this thick red grouper. The oldest red grouper on record in the South Atlantic was 26 years old; the oldest recorded in the Gulf was 29. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING AND LURES! Don't be intimidated by this professional photo gallery, most of our Sport Fishing Girls galleries are created from photos sent to us by hardcore lady anglers. We know you're out there, and we want to put your photo in our next informative girls-only galleries. You could be the winner, picked at random, of $100 worth of clothing from Salt Life and an assortment of Yo-Zuri lures valued at $100. That's $200 worth of swag just for sending us fun fishing shots! Remember, you have a 1-in-20 or 30 (depending upon size of gallery) chance of being the winner — pretty good odds! Send your photos to sfgirls@sportfishingmag.com.Capt. Jimmy Nelson