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Old 11-21-2011, 01:23 PM
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My fishing partner sent me a picture of a fish he caught last week in Florida. A southern stargazer. Not something that I'd ever heard of. Apparently they're "electric" I wonder if he knew that.
Are they a common fly rod catch ?
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No picture Paul, it took me to a Yahoo sign in page

There you go, pretty cool looking fish!
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Link sends me to yahoo log in page
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Rip we have the similar Northern Star Gazer up here too-- they can also give you a shock. I've never heard of one caught on a fly up here- but they're caught by guys fishing bait in the surf from time to time.

Maybe if we could get a mess of them to fit in a trunk they could power an electric car?
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Took a while, hopefully I got it right this time
2 hours later and yet another try.... hows that?

you can see in this youtube why it's called a stargazer
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The clam dunkers catch them in the surf out here from time to time. That must have been a really slow strip...
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Everytime I see something like this I am forced to wonder what the record for them is. Because it's such an odd species a lot of times it is surprisingly small. In this case it's open. If it weighed more than a pound he let a new all tackle world record go.
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Everytime I see something like this I am forced to wonder what the record for them is. Because it's such an odd species a lot of times it is surprisingly small. In this case it's open. If it weighed more than a pound he let a new all tackle world record go.
He said it was 19" long and weighed about 5 pounds
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thats crazy very interesting looking fish the picture up top makes it look like a kind of catfish am i the only one seeing this? looks like my red tailed catfish in my aquarium very cool post man
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