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Old 02-18-2014, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default Lionfish Trip 2-18-2014

We continued working our way through a set of scientific reefs today. Most of these we hit last year...but are ones we have to KEEP CLEAR. Numbers were smaller because of the previous visits....we brought in around 150 fish (mostly off the pyramid in the pics....one we had not hit before)- have to check the #'s once they have all been dissected.
The last pic show a 10-15 lb grouper that was on the reef......nestled right in with the lions....but wasn't interested in them + seemed happy to have them gone!
We were about 25 miles from the Pensacola pass - 110' of water, slight current, 62 degrees. Vis ranged from 40-80 feet.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:30 PM   #2
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Thats good stuff! No video?
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Good read here: http://www.popularmechanics.com/outd...ecies-eat-them Grouper actually started pulling lionfish off the spear before cutting off the barbs.
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Thats good stuff! No video?
Those are out of the video. I didn't have much time to film before I had to put the camera down and start killing.......but I'll post some video when I get it edited.
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Great color in the pics...gopro? Looks like you clean up on some bigger Lions too. What type collection bag you using? Like it? thx.
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Nice job, nice post, thanks
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It was a good day of diving.... this "tailless" lionfish came off of the same reef in the photo.... looks like something tried to eat it but may have gotten into the spines & decided against it.... it was completely healed over...
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Seems like Florida would start a bounty for these like Louisiana did for the nutria...oh who the hell am I kidding...
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Great color in the pics...gopro? Looks like you clean up on some bigger Lions too. What type collection bag you using? Like it? thx.
Custom camera....lots of artificial light.
I'm using a bag that is made by a local dive supply company "a+ Marine supply".
They are a wholesaler....but MBTDivers stocks them. They work well...although they need a stronger handle. Great bag for the money.
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Kill them all and eat them up! We cleaned an cooked a ton of them the other night and its the whitest flaky fish ever! fried some and then grilled in aluminum bags a few different ways and it was awesome!
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