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26 Species Caught in SE Florida Öand counting

Post By: spicyhombre      Posted: 11/24/2022 6:22:54 AM     Points: 6578    
My son and I are fishing around Pompano Beach area in Florida this week with a goal of 40 combined species, fresh and salt water. We are fishing as a team which is refreshing considering how competitive Quinn is. All fish must be caught be hook in mouth. Here is what we have caught so far. Pressure is on to complete our goal as we only have 2 more days.

Saltó
1- Pompano
2- Catfish - Salt Water
3- Mangrove Snapper
4- Moon Fish (Lookdown)
5- Striped Burr Fish
6- Southern Puffer
7- Checkered Puffer
8- Jack Cravalle
9- Ruby Red Lips Grunt
10- Blue Striped Grunt
11- Mojarra (Sand Perch)
12- Sand Tile
13- Mutton Snapper
14- Vermillion Snapper
15- Trigger Fish
16- Red Grouper
17- Bluntnose Stingray
18- Lizard Fish
19- Stone Scorpion Fish
20- Smallmouth Grunt
21- Silver Grunt



Fresh-
1- Butterfly Peacock Bass
2- Mayan Cichlid
3- Large Mouth Bass
4- Clown Knife Fish
5- Spotted Bullhead Catfish
 Reply by: spicyhombre      Posted: Nov. 24, 6:58:50 AM     Points: 6578
1- Peacock
2- Clown Knife
3- Mayan Cichlid
 Reply by: spicyhombre      Posted: Nov. 24, 7:01:00 AM     Points: 6578
1- Stonefish
2- Southern Puffer
3- Red Grouper
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Nov. 24, 7:03:26 AM     Points: 70882
super jealous of the Peacock Bill
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Nov. 24, 7:45:21 AM     Points: 11572
Man Iím jealous of all the fish. Lol specially the peacock bass. That stone fish is crazy looking.

You got a heck of a partner in crime there too. Making memories. Gotta love it.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Nov. 24, 8:23:19 AM     Points: 2637
I'm impressed you can identify all of that stuff. Half the stuff I've caught in the Gulf I still don't know what it was.
 Reply by: Herf      Posted: Nov. 24, 8:29:42 AM     Points: 170
Awesome on the peacock bass. Probably the one fresh water that I want to catch other than trout

Do you happen to have a picture of the spotted bullhead. Iím am pretty intrigued about that one
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Nov. 24, 8:58:57 AM     Points: 20059
Very cool, even if you donít hit 40 itís still a great trip.
 Reply by: eholm      Posted: Nov. 24, 10:28:25 AM     Points: 1620
That's an absolutely awesome list!! Offhand, here are a few I would think you could catch...

red drum
black drum
spec trout
snook
ladyfish
bluefish
blue runner
whiting
flounder
stingray
a couple species of shark
a couple more catfish such as gafftopsail
a couple freshwater sunfish
snakehead

I'm heading down to FL christmas break
 Reply by: Golfprogreg      Posted: Nov. 24, 11:13:31 AM     Points: 27
Awesome! Way to go !!!
 Reply by: spicyhombre      Posted: Nov. 24, 11:20:58 AM     Points: 6578
Herf-
Here is the Spotted Bullhead
 Reply by: spicyhombre      Posted: Nov. 24, 11:29:56 AM     Points: 6578
Eholm-
We caught Ladyfish and Bluefish this morning. Going to try to catch Snakeheads, Oscar, and some more Peacocks after early dinner today. Really want to catch Snook and Sheepshead tomorrow along with some others. We are shocked that we havenít caught any sharks yet.

We did catch one Stingray. I had an amazing 4+ foot wide Spotted Eagle Stingray swim about 8í in front of me while wade fishing the ocean. So cool.
 Reply by: eholm      Posted: Nov. 24, 11:44:36 AM     Points: 1620
That's awesome, you guys are crushing it!!
 Reply by: Herf      Posted: Nov. 24, 11:59:53 AM     Points: 170
Thanks for showing that bullhead. Wild looking color on him. Good luck on the rest of the trip
 Reply by: spicyhombre      Posted: Nov. 24, 4:40:33 PM     Points: 6578
We hit 30 but have a long way to go and only have until early Saturday morning. Better get busy!

Saltó
1- Pompano
2- Catfish - Salt Water
3- Mangrove Snapper
4- Moon Fish (Lookdown)
5- Striped Burr Fish
6- Southern Puffer
7- Checkered Puffer
8- Jack Cravalle
9- Ruby Red Lips Grunt
10- Blue Striped Grunt
11- Mojarra (Sand Perch)
12- Sand Tile
13- Mutton Snapper
14- Vermillion Snapper
15- Trigger Fish
16- Red Grouper
17- Bluntnose Stingray
18- Lizard Fish
19- Stone Scorpion Fish
20- Smallmouth Grunt
21- Silver Grunt
22- Bluefish
23- Ladyfish
24- Whiting

Fresh-
1- Butterfly Peacock Bass
2- Mayan Cichlid
3- Large Mouth Bass
4- Clown Knife Fish
5- Spotted Bullhead Catfish
6- Spotted Tilapia
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Nov. 24, 6:05:08 PM     Points: 44142
All of those are cool catches Bill, well done guys!
 Reply by: SurfaceIron      Posted: Nov. 25, 8:37:02 AM     Points: 377
Totally jealous. Nice job going for the species count. I have always enjoyed that.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Nov. 25, 11:41:24 AM     Points: 288
WOW! That's awesome!!
 Reply by: spicyhombre      Posted: Nov. 26, 6:02:57 PM     Points: 6578
Epic fail. Only ended with 36 species and not successful for multiple target species Snakehead, Oscar, Tarpon, Snook, and Sheepshead. Thank goodness for Quinnís skills as he landed 6 of the last seven species.

Does anyone know what variety of Blenny the first picture is? Second pic is the Filefish which is super cool looking.

Pompano Beach catches

Saltó
1- Pompano
2- Catfish - Salt Water
3- Mangrove Snapper
4- Moon Fish (Lookdown)
5- Striped Burr Fish
6- Southern Puffer
7- Checkered Puffer
8- Jack Cravalle
9- Ruby Red Lips Grunt
10- Blue Striped Grunt
11- Mojarra (Sand Perch)
12- Sand Tile
13- Mutton Snapper
14- Vermillion Snapper
15- Trigger Fish
16- Red Grouper
17- Bluntnose Stingray
18- Lizard Fish
19- Stone Scorpion Fish
20- Smallmouth Grunt
21- Silver Grunt
22- Bluefish
23- Ladyfish
24- Whiting
25- Hairy Blenny
26- Black Drum
27- Blenny w/spots????
28- Chub
29- Blue Runner
30- Filefish

Fresh-
1- Butterfly Peacock Bass
2- Mayan Cichlid
3- Large Mouth Bass
4- Clown Knife Fish
5- Spotted Bullhead Catfish
6- Spotted Tilapia
 Reply by: eholm      Posted: Nov. 26, 6:47:22 PM     Points: 1620
Dude that is truly an epic list, thanks for sharing! A more reasonable angler would have set the goal at 10 or 20 species and a VERY ambitious one would set it at 30 species. 40 was just crazy. I will be thrilled to catch 40 fish total on my upcoming FL trip, but you've definitely got me thinking about species now...
 Reply by: FloatTubeGuy      Posted: Nov. 27, 3:28:20 PM     Points: 1041
very cool catches and great number of species encountered.....
those Lake Ida fish are pretty fun to catch and fight well on light tackle.
The smiles say a ton about how much fun you had.
Kudos.


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