Abaco Island Bahamas (Pt 2)

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  1. AZHunter

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    On our third day on Abaco, we lounged on the beach; nothing exciting, but pure relaxation. On our fourth day, we did a mixed-bag trip that included bottom fishing, visiting the famous swimming pigs, and going to a cove where you could swim with, and feed, stingrays. Today is just pics of the fishing. We caught rock hind, strawberry grouper, trigger fish, and a parrot fish. I caught two of the trigger fish, but, generally, got outfished (again). I think my favorite part was watching the kids enjoy the action. When it was time to wrap up the fishing part, Jacob was genuinely bummed. He'd have stayed and fished all day (can't blame him) and it was hard for me to tell him that we couldn't! We had quite a few fish, but we ate very well for two nights after that!

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  3. JNRBRONC

    JNRBRONC PMA Member

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    Sounds like a great experience! Looking at those fish, a question came to mind. Does a person eat about everything you catch? I don't know enough about ocean species to figure out what fish would be "carp". :confused:
     
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    I've done just enough ocean fishing to know these were all good eating. Parrot fish was the only one I've not eaten before, but a good guide will tell you what is and isn't good. There aren't too many "carp" in the ocean. The only thing I won't eat are sharks, bill fish, bonefish, tarpon, and permit. Bonefish and tarpon make carp look like a delicacy (I love smoked carp, though), but most bonefish, tarpon, and permit fisheries are strictly catch and release for the fishery.
     
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    Looks like an awesome trip! Great memories I'm sure! Congrats!
     
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    In my limited salt water fishing experience, the guide(s) know which fish are good to eat and so forth. As I recall, there was a very well defined "pecking order" as to which fish was better than another, etc. Me...I just reeled them in. :) One neat thing about salt water fishing is that there is wide variety of looks with the fish, which I find entertaining.
     
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    Wow. Looks like u raided a fancy aquarium!! That’s awesome. Tasty and fun!
     
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    Awesome fishing, lots of good smiles and some awesome eating ahead of you. Love fishing the Ocean!!!

    Thanks for sharing buddy.
     
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    Looks like fun! [Meanwhile its 20 below 0 back in iowa]
     
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    Looks like a great trip and adventure. Might have to add that to my bucket list!
     

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