Scott Brockmeyer

Triggerfish caught by Scott Brockmeyer fishing in New Jersey on 07/10/11

Posted by Scott Brockmeyer Expert Member over 9 years ago

Triggerfish caught by Scott Brockmeyer fishing in New Jersey on 07/10/11
Triggerfish caught by Scott Brockmeyer fishing on Sunday July 10, 2011 at 20:33 near Barnegat Light in Ocean County, New Jersey (NJ), United States North America using a hi low rig a Clam

I saw some people spear fishing last weekend and they had a stringer of triggerfish. Had no idea we had them in new jersey. Went out today to see if my buddy and i could catch anything and everything off the jetty. Picked up clam and a few rigs. fished some metals for awhile, but no bites from the blues so i put on the rig and tipped it with clam. my buddy caught a decent flounder on an ava jig and still nothing for me, then i feel this hard tapping on my line and i jerked up. fish on, and it fought! thought it was actully a blue till it got close. Excited i was, first triggerfish, and ended up catching another one before the day was over. These fish are hard to hook, they are tough cheeked and good at stealing bait. Had a ton of bites but no hook ups, my buddy and i went through a pint of salted clams trying to catch more. Fun to fish, pretty good size to them and good fight. Nasty teeth though, it was grinding it's teeth on the hook, crazy sounding. all in all a good day

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Scott Brockmeyer

Thats awsome, fun and cool looking fish to catch

Posted by Scott Brockmeyer Expert Member over 9 years ago

Brian Shea

My favorite time to fish in jersey saltwater is when the triggers come in. The last five years have been great for triggerfish. They have been everywhere- offshore, inshore, jetties. I found a spot in the backbay where you can go sightfishing for tailing triggerfish.

Posted by Brian Shea Elite Member over 9 years ago

Dennis Huskins

Great story. I thought that was a very southern fish! Global warming!

Posted by Dennis Huskins Elite Member over 9 years ago

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