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Old 05-14-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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Exclamation Triggerfish in Cabrillo Beach

Went to Cabrillo beach this morning around 7 am since the rest of Palos Verdes was looking milky and decided to try my luck looking for flatties. Vis was about 5-7 ft max. Saw a couple short halibuts but was able to pull out a decent size halibut and a turbot.

The crazy part is when I was searching the jetty, I saw something under a rock that I thought originally was a perch, but when I got closer I noticed it was a trigger fish! I was able to spear it, it measured to about 14 inches (measured it just by eye balling it), and I fried it up when I got home.

I am not sure, but aren't these fish supposed to be further south in Mexican waters? Why would it travel this far north?

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Old 05-15-2012, 12:06 AM   #2
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Re: Triggerfish in Cabrillo Beach

My guess is that it came up in the 96 el nino and just stayed.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:22 AM   #3
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Re: Triggerfish in Cabrillo Beach

I shot on in malibu about 3 months ago
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:45 AM   #4
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Re: Triggerfish in Cabrillo Beach

I wish we had more triggers out here because they make great ceviche.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:53 AM   #5
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Re: Triggerfish in Cabrillo Beach

we have more triggerfish in socal then most think. They are caught in SMB around the artificial reefs on regular basis.
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Re: Triggerfish in Cabrillo Beach

A couple of year ago a guy shot a Triger at Otter Cove inside Monterey Bay. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:16 PM   #7
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Re: Triggerfish in Cabrillo Beach

This thread needs pics.
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Re: Triggerfish in Cabrillo Beach

We have an unlimited trigger population up here in the gulf. Crazy they can live in your cold waters
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Re: Triggerfish in Cabrillo Beach

we shoot triggers (ocean grey) all summer long and into the fall here in the Northeast...
They travel up along the east coast with the warming waters, we seem to be getting more and more every summer..

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Old 05-15-2012, 06:05 PM   #10
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Re: Triggerfish in Cabrillo Beach

They are all over Santa Monica Bay, caught 5 of them in 10min on the New Del Mar.
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They are all over Santa Monica Bay, caught 5 of them in 10min on the New Del Mar.
What depth? I would like to find some.
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This thread needs pics.
Here is the thread for the triggerfish shot in Monterey.

I have also seen several at Catalina, but have only shot one.

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Old 05-15-2012, 06:31 PM   #13
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What depth? I would like to find some.
It was a freak day everyone on the boat got some, they were on, in and around the wrecks and reefs at 30'-60'.
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Re: Triggerfish in Cabrillo Beach

Yep saw one this winter in smb big one too surprised me but turns out we do have em
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we have more triggerfish in socal then most think. They are caught in SMB around the artificial reefs on regular basis.
Yeah, I've seen those guys come up in abundance on cattle boats fishing those artificial reefs for sand bass.
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