RECORD SIZE TRIGGERFISH CAUGHT WITH TAILHUNTER INTERNATIONAL
Jan. 27, 2006, Jonathan Roldan, Tailhunter International, La Paz, Mexico Sportfishing Report:
It wasn't exactly the best week for fishing weather in La Paz. Between bouts of sunshine, there was some drizzle, some wind and generally cloudy conditions but for the few fishermen that were on the boats this week, we still got fish. Yellow snapper were abundant as well as pargo lisa in the rocks up to 15 pounds, mixed with a few dorado that are either leftovers from last season or trying to get an early start on this season!
We can rightfully pound our chests and claim to be the home of the IGFA record for the Stone or Blunthead Triggerfish, Pseudobalistes naufragium. We have the biggest one on record. The big flat faced creature was taken by Kenny Duong of La Verne, Calif., when he fished with us in September.
It was an all-tackle IGFA world record and weighed 14.9 pounds. Kenny caught it on a live sardine fishing off Las Arenas and it was just certified this week. When he hooked the triggerfish, at first we thought he might have a yellowtail because the fish fought pretty hard. When it came to the boat and the beach everyone was blown away by the size. Kenny said it tasted good.
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