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Old 07-13-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default 3 MILE BRIDGE MOSNTER eel

Caught this prehistoricugly, fat, mean and mad eel at the bottom of the 3mb. That thing freaked me out.. felt like a monster sting ray at first....it seems that he locked his tail tight around something downthere, but I managed to pull 'mup after and intense tug of war.....pics don't make jsutice, those things arefreaky looking....oh! by the way, there on that spot, we found an anchor line.... if you (forum memeber)still thinking diving to get yuour anchor and happen to see this monster eel tell 'm we say hi.

Friend caught a nice flattie, a small snapper, and we managed a junior grouper trolling the sacred spots. All in all a fun monday morning out there....no monster jacks cravelles or bulls this time.



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Old 07-13-2009, 07:29 PM   #2
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just found some info...

True eels are elongated fishes, ranging in length from 5centimetres (2.0in) in the one-jawed eel (Monognathus ahlstromi) to 3.75metres (12.3ft) in the giant moray.<SUP class=reference id=cite_ref-EoF_1-0>[2]</SUP> They possess no pelvic fins, and many species also lack pectoral fins. The dorsal and anal fins are fused with the caudal or tail fin, to form a single ribbon running along much of the length of the animal.<SUP class=reference id=cite_ref-FB_0-1>[1]</SUP> Most true eels prefer to dwell in shallow waters or hide at the bottom layer of the ocean, sometimes in holes. These holes are called eel pits. Only the Anguillidae family regularly lives in fresh water, and returning to the sea to breed. Some eels dwell in water as deep as 4,000metres (13,000ft), or are active swimmers (the family Nemichthyidae ? to a depth of 500metres (1,600ft).

Eels possess a flat and transparent larva, called a leptocephalus. These drift in the surface waters of the sea feeding on dissolved nutrients, before developing first into glass eels and then into a young eel, referred to as an elver, and seeking out the adult habitat.<SUP class=reference id=cite_ref-EoF_1-1>[2]</SUP>
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:35 PM   #3
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So, How did you remove the hook?? Or is it still sporting a fashionable lip ring??

Thanks for the pics, That guy is a Monster.
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:41 PM   #4
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That snake was mad and there was no way in hell I was sticking my hand anywhere near his mouth...it was twisting lft and right up and down... it seemed he wanted to grab me form the neck and take me down....I cut the line righ about his lip witha fast dull knive....took me forever....(think how fast that was)....:sleeping
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:59 PM   #5
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just imagine what some asian would have paid for that eel.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:11 PM   #6
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Wow what an eel!!!! I have several anchors that now permanently reside down there at 3 mile :banghead :banghead. In the cooler months, when we saw eels swim by out there, some one almost always hooked up on a red...I think the reds eat those smaller eels....
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:13 PM   #7
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Glastronix (7/13/2009)Wow what an eel!!!! I have several anchors that now permanently reside down there at 3 mile :banghead :banghead. In the cooler months, when we saw eels swim by out there, some one almost always hooked up on a red...I think the reds eat those smaller eels....


I've thought about using one of those little eels for bait once.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:28 PM   #8
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well i guess the eel can just have my anchor..i dont need it that bad :banghead..bought another one this past weekend anyways..what do most of you do to keep from losing your anchor around the 3mb ??i'm guessing just tie off to something ?? sorry dont mean to derail, i'm glad i saw the pictures i was seariously thinking about going and getting it but nahh i'm good :letsdrink
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:37 PM   #9
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Those hydrobubble anchors actually look pretty cool man. they look great for anchoring around structure. when you pull directly up on them they are supposed to have a release thing that lets your anchor straighten right out and come on up.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:55 PM   #10
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order a couple of those anchors and let me know when they come in.
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