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Catch of the Day: Dec. 12, 2013

Marco Island's Ken Bullock with a 28-inch red grouper he caught on a one-ounce Kandlefish jig while slow-drift jigging in 62 feet of water off Marco Island.

Marco Island's Ken Bullock with a 28-inch red grouper he caught on a one-ounce Kandlefish jig while slow-drift jigging in 62 feet of water off Marco Island.

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  • Andrew, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, caught this ladyfish while fishing with his grandfather, George, in the backwaters of Little Hickory Island on a secret plug during the Thanksgiving holiday.  It had been very windy following the red tide conditions.
  • Don with a nice triple tail he caught while Fishin Knotty on the 'Young & Knotty' with Captain Shawn Smith. (www.fishinknotty.com)
  • Captain Shawn Smith, of Fishin' Knotty, with some nice triple tail found floating on some crab traps just outside of Naples.
  • The guys of Island Walk fishing with Cuda Fishing Charters out of the Naples City Docks.
  • Marco Island's Ken Bullock with a 28-inch red grouper he caught on a one-ounce Kandlefish jig while slow-drift jigging in 62 feet of water off Marco Island.
  • The AQUA's ladies fishing team, along with Captain Phil Pica, caught gag grouper, king fish, mangrove snapper and a 150-pound goliath grouper offshore of Wiggins' Pass on a calm morning. They used tread herring and shrimp as bait.
  • Don Connolly, Courtney Connolly and Ryan Connolly, with limit catch of red grouper caught aboard Captain Tom Robinson's Sea Legs Charter. They were 30 miles west of Gordon's Pass on Thanksgiving week in four-to-six feet seas. Courtney caught the boat's two largest groupers of the day; it was her first time grouper fishing.
  • Kurt holding a monster redfish he caught while fishing just off the beach in Naples with Captain Shawn Smith on the 'Young & Knotty.'  This was a school of oversized fish, estimated close to 500. Notice it was just out of reach of anglers on the Naples Pier.
  • Garret with another big red, which was caught out of a massive school while fishing with Capt. Shawn Smith on the 'Young & Knotty.'
  • Captain Shawn Smith with two nice gag groupers harvested on the last day of season just a few miles off the Naples coast while trolling on his boat, the 'Young & Knotty.'
  • Don hoisting a 36-inch gag grouper he caught while trolling with Captain Shawn Smith on the last day of season. He made the catch just a few miles off the Naples coast.
  • Bob Massie and Sarah Massie, of North Carolina, caught this pair of big jacks in Estero Bay using live shiners under popping corks while on a charter with Captain Rob Modys.
  • Don with his over-sized redfish he pulled from a massive school while fishing with Captain Shawn Smith on the 'Young & Knotty.' It was later successfully released.

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Email your photo to news@naplesnews.com to be considered for this feature.

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