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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! 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. 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: 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.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: 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: 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: 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: Seatrout

Sport Fishing Girl Meagan with a nice seatrout caught off Cat Island while fishing with Capt. Sonny Schindler, of Shore Thing Charters. Cat Island is a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, but falls under the jurisdiction of Harrison County, Mississippi. All images in the following gallery are from fishing trips with Shore Thing Charters, unless otherwise stated. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING! 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. 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. Sonny Schindler
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Species: Black Drum

The muddy, brackish waters of Mississippi hide massive black drum. Meaghan had a little trouble handling her catch before releasing it. The best natural bait for black drum is half of a blue crab, an abundant crustacean in shallow Gulf waters.Capt. Sonny Schindler
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Species: Seatrout

Lightning struck twice for Dacy, as she landed another seatrout in the Louisiana marsh, south of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Even though speckled trout are available from New York to Texas, hot spots include Virginia, Florida, Mississippi and Texas.Capt. Sonny Schindler
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Species: Black Drum

Meaghan and Kelly, from New Orleans, with black puppy drum catches from Bay St. Louis. Check out this video to learn some interesting fish facts about black drum.Capt. Sonny Schindler
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Species: Flounder

Michelle landed this "doormat" flounder while fishing in the Louisiana marsh, south of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. If you check out a map of the Gulf Coast, you'll notice that it's often a shorter (and quicker) run from the Mississippi Coast than many Louisiana ports to get to prime eastern Louisiana marsh areas.Capt. Sonny Schindler
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Species: Seatrout

Rozanne shows off a big trout from the Louisiana marsh. The salt marsh is tidally flooded, flat in elevation, brackish, and mostly dominated by salt-tolerant grasses. There's not all that much biological diversity, when compared to other marsh ecosystems, but it's still a factory for inshore fish species.Capt. Sonny Schindler
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Species: Barracuda

Chrystal fished the nearshore waters of Naples, Florida, to land this barracuda. Anglers sometimes bust the lip off a shallow water hardbait to mimic an erratic, fleeing baitfish at the water's surafce. Cudas on the flats and near offshore wrecks attack this fishing technique with vigor. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING! 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. 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.Sam Root / www.saltyshores.com
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Species: Snook

Gabriela fished near Tampa Bay to land this snook. Common snook are protandric hermaphrodites, changing from male to female after maturation, says UF's Ichthyology Department. To put it simply, the majority of small common snook are male while the largest snook are female.Sam Root / www.saltyshores.com
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Species: Red Drum

Gabriela landed this oversize redfish near Tampa, Florida. She's fishing out of a bay boat, one of the most popular fishing platforms available to fishermen today. Sport Fishing recently created a photo gallery of 25 of the top inshore center-console fishing boats.Sam Root / www.saltyshores.com
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Species: Snook

Lace caught this snook off Tampa Bay, Florida. Snook explode readily on plugs and flies, and usually put on an exciting aerial display. The underslung jaw and dark lateral-line stripe make snook hard to mistake for anything else.Sam Root / www.saltyshores.com
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Species: Redfish

Kimberly with another red caught off Tampa, Florida. Redfish are found in a great variety of habitats, from clear flats to muddy bays to Atlantic beaches to the base of structure in more than 200 feet of water offshore.Sam Root / www.saltyshores.com
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Species: Speckled Seatrout

Emily waded the flats near Sarasota to hook this seatrout. Spotted seatrout are similar to two other species, but are easily distinguished by their spots, points out Gulf Coast Research Laboratory at Southern Miss. Sand seatrout, or white trout, Cynoscion arenarius, and the smaller silver seatrout, Cynoscion nothus, look much like spotted seatrout but have no spots at all.Sam Root / www.saltyshores.com
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Species: Gag Grouper

Elyse used frozen natural bait to land this gag grouper near Bayport, Florida. Less than a mile offshore, limestone-rock bottom can hold gag grouper in the Gulf — it's a perfect place to try trolling, especially on days when there is a strong east wind kicking the water. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING! 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. 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: Flounder

Ashley landed this flounder in clear water near Pine Island, Florida. In recent years, an increase in both the size and quantity of Gulf flounder has garnered much more respect for the species, transitioning from bottom-dwelling bycatch to sought-after trophies.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Dolphin

Luiza used a C&H rattle jet trolling skirt to land this dolphin near Grand Cayman. Dolphin (a.k.a. dorado or mahi) are popular in many parts of the world. Trek north or south from the equator along the Americas, and dolphin are available anywhere between the latitudes of 46°N and 38°S. Travel east around the world, and the species distribution expands even farther toward the poles, seasonally covering all waters around Africa, the Bay of Biscay and Mediterranean Sea in Europe, southern waters of Asia, and the whole of Australia.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Redfish

Sabrina used an artificial shrimp to land this respectable redfish near Wacassassa, Florida. Head to North Carolina to land truly monster red drum. Pamlico Sound's bull redfish grow to enormous sizes, where fishermen use jerkbaits and topwater lures to catch the drum.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Seatrout

Luiza landed this speckled seatrout caught on live shrimp while fishing the Crystal River in Big Bend Florida. Jumbo trout can be much easier to catch in low-light conditions, when they feed more actively, particularly in areas with clear water.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
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Species: Mackerel

Devan trolled a lipped plug near Cedar Key, Florida, to catch her Spanish mackerel. The Spanish mackerel's bigger family member is the king mackerel, a species that receives plenty of attention in the form of money tournaments, where anglers in the Atlantic and Gulf target "smokers" weighing 50 to 60 pounds. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING! 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. 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