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FarmerK
07-02-2007, 06:42 PM
Went out Saturday with a couple of buddies in my tin can. It was the usual wall action with calicos and sandbass on 3-4" swimbaits.
My friend Dave put on a piece of squid and this is what he ended up with.

Trigger

http://fishingnetwork.net/images/tmp2/Trigger.jpg

Beautiful looking fish. Dave gave it a kiss and off it went.

K

Fisherman57
07-02-2007, 06:45 PM
:shock:

one_leg
07-02-2007, 06:49 PM
Very interesting, but I wouldn't get my lips anywhere near that thing. Triggerfish crunch coral with whatever it is they call those things near the front of their heads. Teeth, beeks, ????????

One_Leg

jplee3
07-02-2007, 07:02 PM
WHOA! Nice!!! Must be the warmer waters :) Never seen anything like that caught around here! Good job!

vanillagurilla
07-02-2007, 07:03 PM
i caught a parot fish in dana point last summer.

FarmerK
07-02-2007, 07:06 PM
Very interesting, but I wouldn't get my lips anywhere near that thing. Triggerfish crunch coral with whatever it is they call those things near the front of their heads. Teeth, beeks, ????????

One_Leg

Unhooking the sucker was no easy task. He had that beek firmly on the hook. If the pliers got close, he would snap at it.

K

one_leg
07-02-2007, 07:08 PM
i caught a parot fish in dana point last summer.

My mistake, Parrotfish are the ones that crunch coral.
I guss I'd kiss it after all.

One_Leg

SanDimasLMB
07-02-2007, 10:00 PM
i caught a parot fish in dana point last summer.

My mistake, Parrotfish are the ones that crunch coral.
I guss I'd kiss it after all.

One_Leg

LOL, just like Rowland Martin huh? :lol:

JapanRon
07-02-2007, 10:37 PM
Hi FarmerK,

Now there's a cute little guy!! Yes ... and snappy too! Japanese school children have a number of animals and fish they consider both 'cute' and having personalities. They think of these guys as being a comical and friendly fish!

JapanRon

surf204z
07-02-2007, 10:53 PM
I caught two triggerfish last summer in San Clemente. My Pacific Ocean Fish Guide says that Triggerfish are suppose to be good eating. That is a Triggerfish and not a Parrot fish but both do eat coral with their crazy looking mouths.

one_leg
07-02-2007, 11:14 PM
I caught two triggerfish last summer in San Clemente. My Pacific Ocean Fish Guide says that Triggerfish are suppose to be good eating. That is a Triggerfish and not a Parrot fish but both do eat coral with their crazy looking mouths.

I'd kiss it if it were roasted in garlic and butter with a little dill and taragon!

One_Leg

seanyboi
07-02-2007, 11:30 PM
Nice catch!! i caught one of those at Catalina on the green pier i thought it was a halibut when it came to color fought kinda hard too.

SOSO
07-02-2007, 11:50 PM
i caught a parot fish in dana point last summer.

My mistake, Parrotfish are the ones that crunch coral.
I guss I'd kiss it after all.

One_Leg


So do Trigger fish. Most of them. In the aquarium world you cannot have a Trigger in a Coral reef aquarium. They will chew up the corals and smaller fish.

ThanksKK
07-03-2007, 12:48 AM
Last time i caught one of those was around 1980 at Redondo Pier. Looks like it's gonna be an interesting summer.

troutdog
07-03-2007, 01:43 AM
Last time i caught one of those was around 1980 at Redondo Pier. Looks like it's gonna be an interesting summer.


Funny you said that because when I first started reading this post I was thinking about the time I went out of on the City of Redondo and they decked a few. Can't wait to hit the salt again!


TD

BakoBassin
07-03-2007, 08:25 AM
They must be moving into the area. I saw that people have caught a few on another board here recently.

Cabodude
07-03-2007, 11:37 AM
Nice fish. I caught one of those at Irvine Lake! :lol: JK!

StoughtyRods
07-03-2007, 05:22 PM
Triggers are caught in the SMB & Redondo area often.

Should of kept that guy..........it makes great ceviche!!!!

smokehound
07-05-2007, 05:47 AM
sweet.. too bad its inedible.. Yup, theyve got some nasty teeth as well.. A few large forms are capable of killing humans.

ironshrimp
07-05-2007, 12:00 PM
interestingly enough a few spearo buddies of mine recently tagged a few triggers locally....it's on bebeh..... :twisted: :twisted:

Albeit a tasty fish, they are NOT kosher....don't ask me why...so If I catch any while out with any of y'all it's up for grabs!!!

mcdaddy1111
07-06-2007, 05:05 AM
nice..... :lol: