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Old 03-28-2018, 11:01 PM   #16
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I've only seen one Mutton of that size. I was lobstering down in the keys when a big Mutton appeared for a short instance then dissapeared just as quick. I suspected that he was attracted by the noise of the lobster being caught. Although, subsequent attempts by me to attract such fish by manually imitating such sounds with a lobster head by rubbing their testicles upon their 'scraping' substrate proved unsuccessful. I've heard that others have been successful by doing such though.
I've never tried that Marcus. I'm not surprised you had limited success.
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:44 AM   #17
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I've never tried that Marcus. I'm not surprised you had limited success.
Damn spell check didn't work out too well that time. 'tentacles'
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:19 AM   #18
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Yea...I've done all those things. I've done ballerina dances down there cracking up molluscs, throwing sand in the air, trying to appear not interested, not look them in the eye or deliberately swim towards them...still haven''t got a nice Mutton like that.
That's great and all but have you tried the famous "Squid hands"? I find that squid hands work really well for all types of snapper and other species of fish as well.

I like to go down and wait about 30 seconds. Kick sand up into a nice cloud. Rub rocks together to mimic the sound of like a parrot fish eating and then when a nice fish approaches I start my squid hands technic and WHAM!

Works like a charm.

**In case you don't know what Squid Hands are: it is when you use your hand to mimic a squid by squeezing the tips of your fingers in and out.**
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:23 AM   #19
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**In case you don't know what Squid Hands are: it is when you use your hand to mimic a squid by squeezing the tips of your fingers in and out.**
Ok, I'll add that one to my act. If nothing else, they might just come in to observe the lunacy.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:26 PM   #20
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Although, subsequent attempts by me to attract such fish by manually imitating such sounds with a lobster head by rubbing their testicles upon their 'scraping' substrate proved unsuccessful. I've heard that others have been successful by doing such though.
****ing savage, man... those poor bastards!
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Old 04-05-2018, 04:57 AM   #21
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Nice mutton. I caught one a little bigger than that one a couple years ago while freediving in caves for grouper. That was one of the few muttons I have seen inside a cave and I have caught the vast majority of my muttons over the sand next to a reef.
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Nice mutton. I caught one a little bigger than that one a couple years ago while freediving in caves for grouper. That was one of the few muttons I have seen inside a cave and I have caught the vast majority of my muttons over the sand next to a reef.
It's always weird when you find one holed up, they're usually huge when they are though.
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It's always weird when you find one holed up, they're usually huge when they are though.
The muttons I see in caves are usually there because they are trying to hide from me hehe usualy they hang around the edge of the reef in the grass/sand
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Old 04-05-2018, 06:29 PM   #24
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It's always weird when you find one holed up, they're usually huge when they are though.
I agree that it is rare to see a mutton act like a grouper and hide in caves.That huge mutton was the biggest mutton I have caught while doing freedive spearfishing so far and I look towards to catching a bigger one later on. Muttons over 24" seem to be one of the most difficult fish to spear in Florida while freediving and I enjoy the challenge they present.
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Love it. Don't make eye contact works like a charm. Act like a Dog that just pissed/pooped on your pillow.
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Marc, try rubbing your testicles together..
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