Thanks guys. I got it in "05" when I went for my class reunion. I just changed the title. For those of you who are trying to bust my balls, BLOW ME. You guys don't know anything about the catch. And if it is so bad to take them out of the water then hows come I have seen many TV shows where they remove them from the water to remove the hook and such. The fish was released very quickly and unharmed. If you read the link above it says that "Removing smaller goliaths from the water to remove hooks is not necessarily a bad practice". If you knew about goliath Grouper a #350-#400 Goliath isan't a big one. I used to live in Florida and graduated high school down there and I am pretty sure I knew the laws then alot better than you. I mean shoot, if you guys want to be d-ick's I just won't post anything else on this site. Every time I post up a pic or something people start to bust my nuts. I post in the Freshwater forum and all I get is crap, I post in the Offshore forum and all I get is crap. What's up with this site?
Isn't the law on the goliaths relatively new? I thought that it was only 4-5 years old. Maybe I am wrong but I really thought that the ban on them wasn't that old.
He (and several others) did get in trouble for airing that on TV or putting pics in magazines.If that's breaking the law then Rollin Martin better watch out cause he did it on national TV..
Gaffing a fish in the mouth and pulling it onboard can cause tears in the mouth which can become infected. Additionally, gaffing a fish in the mouth that rely on a suction method (like tarpon, goliaths) to feed can affect their feeding.Heck I think that they were going after them today on WFN. A gaff hole in the bottom lip don't hurt those fish. You act like I gaffed it in the side or in the gills.