Monk Fish

Monk Fish

36 pounds monk-fish i caught yesterday jigging between Nice and Monaco at 420 feet deep


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What a fish Fredo!

Sun, 2006-04-30 11:13

Can't say I've seen anything like that before in my life Fredo. Do you eat those fish or release them? Looks like something from the prehistoric age. Great catch!!!

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Monk fish is delicious, the

Tue, 2006-05-02 17:39

Monk fish is delicious, the meat feels like lobster in mouth, i didn't release it because it was my first monk fish catch. Local fishermen found incredible that i caught it by jigging
FREDO

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MON DIEU!!!

Sun, 2006-04-30 11:26

MON DIEU!!!

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It's my mother in law

Sun, 2006-04-30 15:55

Quick toss it back! ;o)

Cheers!

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jeebus! thats a

Sun, 2006-04-30 17:14

jeebus! thats a big...stonefish ?! :P well thats the closest thing i can think of haha Monk-fish ey...

Tiny lure for such a big fish!

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yes fred enfin sur le

Wed, 2006-05-03 07:00

yes fred

enfin sur le site

que du bonheur

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It looks like something out

Wed, 2006-05-03 08:14

It looks like something out of a nightmare. Great catch.

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Would you mind sharing

Sun, 2006-05-07 01:50

Would you mind sharing tackle information?
I have just read that monkfish have some big teeth... so
200lb leader?

I am very surprised that you used such a small jig in 420 ft of water (120+m?) it must not weigh much more than 250grams?

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Hi Kasey, The lure i used to

Wed, 2006-05-10 20:51

Hi Kasey,
The lure i used to catch this monk fish is a glowing 165 g japanese lure, i took a photo with the lure hanged in his mouth.Monk fish live on the bottom they don't really move, i just move my lure slowly for this fish. I also use zest lure (300 g).
It doesn't take so much time to reach 400 feet with 165 g weight.
FREDO

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monkfish

Mon, 2006-05-08 19:40

hey ive never seen 1 of them b4

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Wow, there must be very

Wed, 2006-05-10 22:17

Wow, there must be very different currents and drift.
In 121m (400ft) I generally use 350-400gm jigs, going up to 550 grams even. And it still takes a while to reach bottom!

165g is what i use in 100ft sometimes! (30m)

merci fredo,
kasey

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Ok A good photo

Thu, 2006-05-11 17:56

I think this is a great catch and a great photo!  A great catch...Cheers!

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awsome but wierd fish dun

Tue, 2007-01-30 10:40

awsome but wierd fish dun look like u would get much meat of him, just like a banjo big head little meat on tail.