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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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    Same here.
    I fish, therefore I am - but I gotta go to work first..."piscari ergo sum"

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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?
    Mark

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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
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62Bd02FUjcI"]Southern Stargazer in Utila, Honduras - YouTube[/ame]
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    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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