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    5 days in Florida 2015

    Some of my long targeted species were finally captured...plus some very beautiful fish.

    I caught 17 new species from 5 days of fishing, and there are many more species that were caught but I didn't photograph. I would figure a conservative guess of 40+ species caught during the 5 days.

    Florida had given me 102 new lifer species over 38 total fishing days (over the span of 4 trips). And yet, there are still lots of fish that the state has to offer. Unbelievable! I'll definitely be back!

    Here are the stories to share. But I will post most of the fish pictures below. It is never the same without reading the stories though. You'll never get the sense of struggles we went through to catch some of these species.

    http://muskiebaitadventures.blogspot...ida-day-1.html

    http://muskiebaitadventures.blogspot...ida-day-2.html

    http://muskiebaitadventures.blogspot...ida-day-3.html

    http://muskiebaitadventures.blogspot...ida-day-4.html

    http://muskiebaitadventures.blogspot...ida-day-5.html

    http://muskiebaitadventures.blogspot...ida-day-6.html

    Yellow Sea Chub (Kyphosus incisor) - Species #413



    Black Margate (Anisotremus surinamensis) - Species #414



    Grass Porgy (Calamus arctifrons) - Species #415



    Smooth Trunkfish (Rhinesomus triqueter) - Species #416



    Initial phase Queen Parrotfish (Scarus vetula) - Species #417



    Initial phase Stoplight Parrotfish (Sparisoma viride) - Species #418



    Terminal phase Redband Parrotfish (Sparisoma aurofrenatum)



    Peacock Cichlid (Cichla ocellaris)



    Hornet Tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) - Species #419



    Blue Tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) - Species #420



    Pike Killifish (Belonesox belizanus) - Species #421



    Mangrove Gambusia (Gambusia rhizophorae) - Species #422



    Sheepshead Minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus variegatus) - Species #423



    Blackear Wrasse (Halichoeres poeyi) - Species #424



    Florida Pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) - Species #425



    Bluehead Wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum)



    Rainbow Parrotfish (Scarus guacamaia) - Species #426



    Dollar Sunfish (Lepomis marginatus) - Species #427



    Brown Hoplo (Hoplosternum littorale) - Species #428



    Atlantic Lookdown (Selene vomer) - Species #429



    Other species caught but not photographed...

    Sergeant Major
    Spottail Pinfish
    Slippery Dick Wrasse
    Redtail Parrotfish
    Porkfish
    Tomtate Grunt
    French Grunt
    Bigeye Scad
    Atlantic Bumper
    Slender Mojarra
    Sand Perch
    Bermuda Sea Chub
    Houndfish
    Bandtail Pufferfish
    Yellow Bullhead
    Walking Catfish
    Eastern Mosquitofish
    Mayan Cichlid
    Spotted Tilapia
    Jewelfish
    Black Acara
    Seminole Killifish
    Golden Topminnow
    Last edited by MuskieBait; 04-12-2015 at 01:36 PM.
    Life List: 386 species and counting
    http://muskiebaitadventures.blogspot...cies-list.html



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    Wow, some beautiful looking fish Ken, congrats. Season opens here tomorrow but there is still lots of ice on the rivers and a couple of feet on the lakes. Will be a while before i get my boat in the water
    Money cant buy happiness, but it can buy fishin tackle and that is almost the same thing!!

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    nicely done as usual Ken! That species list is very mpressive!

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