Out There: Trigger happy

The scrappy triggerfish can prompt anglers to state, "I never thought I'd see the day I actually got tired of catching fish."

Updated: September 28, 2004, 1:42 PM ET
By Keith "Catfish" Sutton |
Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

Imagine yourself on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico, fishing the deep-blue offshore waters of south Louisiana. You're sitting beneath a tall oil rig 20 miles out, enjoying the calm seas and the company of good friends.

Now imagine, if you can, that every time you drop a line over the side, you catch a hard-fighting fish. Not every tenth time or every fifth time or every other time.

Every time.

You put shrimp on a jig, count it down as you pull line from your reel, then somewhere ...

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