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A Southern California teacher and his daughters, while fishing last week in Mexico, completed a rare trifecta catch involving a ferocious type of snapper that is famously elusive.
Jon Schwartz, who teaches elementary school in San Diego County, was fishing in the Sea of Cortez with college-age daughters Isabel and Celeste, and their friend, Michaela Kasper...
...They were fishing along the coast for roosterfish, using 30-pound-test fluorocarbon line, when the first cubera snapper took a live bait. Kasper was handling the rod, fishing for the first time.
“At some point in the fight I start thinking, what IS this?” Schwartz wrote. “I’ve caught a lot of monsters right here, but this isn’t fighting like a rooster, or a jack crevalle, or tuna. Its got more of a temper and keeps making desperate dives for the rocks, trying to break itself off….
More pix and info: https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/08/rare-s ... a-lifetime
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