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    Caught this guy while fishing today. He made the last one look small and I even managed to weigh him by wrapping a stringer around his shell a couple of times. 18.80 lbs! He was photographed, video'ed and released. Seemed very relieved to be back in the water!
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    Pretty gnarly looking snapper.

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      Good Job . that is what I always did catch and release . . . . . . .

      No reason to kill those big old rare snappers . . . . . .hard to find them
      like that anymore . . they used to be that size in plenty and there were
      many even bigger absolutely huge Snappers I've witnessed 40 years ago

      It's fun catching those big Snappers !

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        Originally posted by Boa Amarali View Post
        Good Job . that is what I always did catch and release . . . . . . .

        No reason to kill those big old rare snappers . . . . . .hard to find them
        like that anymore . . they used to be that size in plenty and there were
        many even bigger absolutely huge Snappers I've witnessed 40 years ago

        It's fun catching those big Snappers !
        I love seeing these guys swimming around while we are fishing and it's a treat to get to see'em up close like I did today. Spent 15 minutes or so just looking at him. His huge claws, his eyes, the spikes on his legs and tail, just an amazing beautiful animal!

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          Now that looks like Godzilla the Snapper my brother used to own awesome animals for sure!

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            Holy Cow!!!!

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              Whats on the other end of that scale?..... Just kidding, thats a really impressive speciem there. I haven't seen one like that since our friends had to drain there lagoon to find the big alligator snapper that was living in there and only coming out when no one was around to feed on there chickens. Thanks for the pics.

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                Originally posted by Avalanche View Post
                Whats on the other end of that scale?
                Just him Here is the un-cropped pic. I wrapped a stringer around his shell a couple of times and weighed him quick as I could. I was concerned that I was over stressing him so didn't leave him hanging for more than it took the scale to read. Caught 3 keeper channel cats too (my wife posing with cats in pic) but he was the high point of the day!
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                  Very, very cool! That guy is huge! More than capable of taking a finger off!


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                    Strange how we remember certain things: I remember my dad stopping the car and picking up a big old snapper right off the road when I was a kid, taking it to the nearest river and letting him go. They are cool looking critters.

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                      That is one HUGE snapper! We actually have two Alligator Snappers in our pond. Hopefully they don't eat ALL our fish! Thanks for the pictures, that must have been SO exciting!
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                        I am not that into fishing, but I think I want to go with you!

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                          Even bigger snapper today! 18.80 lbs!

                          Massive and beautiful!

                          Nice catch and release.
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                            Thats pretty sweet dude!

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                              Originally posted by zamora View Post
                              Hopefully they don't eat ALL our fish!
                              Don´t worry some fish are smart enough to stay away from the dangerous end. In the tank you can say who survives the first week has good chances to stay without ending as turtle snack.

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