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Catch of the Day: May 2, 2013

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  • Wes Bell and a local firefighter, Brian Lynch caught a 41-inch, 20-plus pound snook using live threadfin while fishing in the Caloosahatchee River on Friday, April 19.
  • Gary Cecil holding a nice bass caught in between storm fronts on a plastic worm at a local golf course.
  • Tommy Root and Jordan Reeder caught this 15-foot saw fish in Rookery Bay.
  • Pete Beauler and John Koehl, of Freehold, N.J., caught this 7-foot, 190-pound bullshark off Beauler's dock on Marco Island on Monday, April 15.
  • Pete Beauler and John Koehl, of Freehold, N.J., caught this 7-foot, 190-pound bullshark off Beauler's dock on Marco Island on Monday, April 15.
  • Trey Heiser, Bert Newcombe and Blake Bourdon holding their catches.  They each caught a permit while fishing aboard the Thread Fin with Captain Rick Heiser.
  • Shaun Kass, of Bonita Springs, caught this 19-inch red grouper, which he released. He used small bait fish in deep water, 25 miles off Fort Myers Beach. He was aboard the Sea Trek on a calm day on the water.
  • Eddie Burnham with his catch!
  • Gary and Barbara Mozina caught snapper and porgies using shrimp while fishing 30 miles out past Bonita
Bay Marina.
  • Leo Sutera caught this 28-1/2-inch grouper 50 miles off Marco Island with a hook and live bait on April 16.
  • Fisherman Pete Paulson caught keeper red grouper using frozen sardines while fishing 40 miles out past
Bonita Bay Marina.
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  • David Hull, of Marco Island, caught this 25-inch redfish south of Panther Key using shrimp in the Mangroves. David was fishing with Jim Kenney, also of Marco Island.
  • Matt Hancock, of Naples, caught this 45-inch snook while fishing near Wiggin's Pass with live shrimp during high tide.
  • John caught this 36-inch snook in the Morgan River on April 30 using Yo-Zuri jerk bait.
  • Sara Menesale, of Hingham, Mass., caught this pompano at the Naples Pier on April 20.
  • Matt Sanger caught this large catch. He was with his friends, Hermes and Chris 'Buddy' Tomei, 14 miles off Marco Island. The catch measured 87 inches.
  • Tony Leva with a nice-size jack he caught on his daughter's snoopy pole.
  • Michelle Bruno visiting from Boston with a catch. Now she's hooked on fishing!
  • Don Moore caught this 11-foot hammer head off Marco Island while on board with Captain Ron Moores.
  • An African Pompano caught 70 miles offshore of Naples. This was one of four on the day, all of which were over 35 pounds

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