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Catch of the Day: Feb. 2, 2012

See larger Don Newcomb, from Cincinnati, caught this bass in Naples Heritage.

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Don Newcomb, from Cincinnati, caught this bass in Naples Heritage.

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  • Larry Flagg caught a 32-inch gag grouper on a shrimp, and then released it. Flagg caught the fish eighteen miles west of New Pass, on a recent offshore Fishbuster Charter.
  • Captain Jim Chaffee, of Marco Island, caught this 39-inch amberjack on January 23, using a blue runner near a radio tower in 70 feet of water.
  • Seven-year-old Robert Hennig, from Naples, FL, caught this largemouth bass in Belle Meade with a rubber worm on January 29, 2012. The bass managed to break Hennig's fishing rod in the struggle, but its efforts were no match for the young boy on that day.
  • Dalton Ackley and his grandfather Ron Jahnke, both from Lee County, with a Peacock Bass. They caught it while fishing the Miami Canals, near Miami International Airport.
  • Gregg Bedell, owner of Captain Ed's Charter Boats, with a 22 and a half-inch mangrove snapper that he caught on a shrimp while fishing 26 miles offshore of Bonita Beach.
  • Joan Barkell caught this 27-inch redfish on a shrimp at the pier at Caxambas Boat Ramp in November. It was her first time fishing.
  • Don Newcomb, from Cincinnati, caught this bass in Naples Heritage.
  • Crystal Sulecki caught this 20-inch red grouper on whole sardines while fishing aboard the "Foxy Lady III", 22 miles out of Gordon's Pass.
  • Leonard Scara snapped this photo at Tin City in Naples after a fishing trip into the Gulf in December.

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