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Catch of the Day: Dec. 6, 2012

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Five-year-old Nathaniel Kantor, of Naples, caught this 26 7/8-inch redfish while fishing with Captain Pete Rapps out of Chokoloskee. Another 1/8-inch longer and the fish would have been too big to keep. He hooked it and fought it to the boat all by himself!

Five-year-old Nathaniel Kantor, of Naples, caught this 26 7/8-inch redfish while fishing with Captain Pete Rapps out of Chokoloskee. Another 1/8-inch longer and the fish would have been too big to keep. He hooked it and fought it to the boat all by himself!

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  • Five-year-old Nathaniel Kantor, of Naples, caught this 26 7/8-inch redfish while fishing with Captain Pete Rapps out of Chokoloskee. Another 1/8-inch longer and the fish would have been too big to keep. He hooked it and fought it to the boat all by himself!
  • Rick Heiser caught this 19-pound triple tail using live shrimp while fishing off Naples on December 2 aboard the Daydreamer Charters with Captain Dan Haley.
  • Tommy Steffen, of Ramsey, Minn., caught this redfish on a popping cork while using shrimp for bait.  He was fishing south of Goodland with his Papa, Captain Tom.
  • Cindi Baird caught and released this 30 1/2-inch gag grouper on a pin fish.  She was fishing 38 miles offshore from Bonita Beach on December 3 when she made this catch.
  • Nine-year-old Jeremy Boll caught these snappers offshore while using live shrimp.  He also caught and released a 21-inch gag grouper and several short reds.
  • Peter, from Massachusetts, with a triple tail he caught using live shrimp with Captain Mark Yimin of Calusa Fishing Adventures out of Estero Bay.
  • Allison Deboer, Lisa Agllon, Laurie Hevglin and Kerry Carlson with a haul of red grouper from eight to 10 pounds each on November 26 aboard the M/V Kudo, which is operated by Pure Naples out of Tin City.
  • Tom Mount, of Naples, shows of a fish he caught on a green jig near Goodland.
  • In the brackish waters of Wiggins Pass, Jose Rodriguez, of North Naples, found three sheepheads, one black drum and one spotted sea trout.
  • In the brackish waters of Wiggins Pass, Jose Rodriguez, of North Naples, found three sheepheads, one black drum and one spotted sea trout.
  • Dr. Trey Hoverson with his haul after spear fishing 38 miles off Naples with Captain Joe Fallucca aboard the No Discipline.
  • Jason Diver caught this monster bass on the lake behind his house using a shiner on November 30.
  • Manny Silva, of Bonita Springs, caught this 10-pound grouper while deep sea fishing in Fort Myers on November 25.
  • Alan Rodak, of Estero, fishing with Captain Glen Brownlee with Scales and Tails Charter Co.  He caught this beautiful 36-inch and 12-pound snook in Estero Bay using live bait.
  • Alex Cabada caught 30 keeper mangroves while fishing 17 miles offshore of Naples with live greenbacks all over 15 inches.

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