Unique Catch of the Day - Porcupine fish

November 21, 2015 by T John Skiffington

Trip Info

The Catch
Jack Crevalle
Spotted Seatrout

10,000 Islands

Respected Naples fishing guide, Captain Dave Harding and friend Ron Patterson, senior minister of Naples United Church of Christ enjoyed nonstop action with jigheads tipped with shrimp during their recent half day charter in the 10,000 Islands. Concentrating in Fakahatchee and West Pass, early morning produced a variety of fish on light spinning gear with 12 lb. braid including Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, and Ladyfish. Later in the morning Ron hooked and boated a nice Spotted Sea Trout, though top honors has to go to Capt. Dave for his unique catch of the day, a Porcupine fish which are rarely taken on rod and reel. Adroit hands released this spiny fish after photos were taken!

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