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Triggerfish?

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Very rare here. Never caught one. Best time will probably be mid-August down south. As other mention, RI might be your best bet.

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the “usual”... clam, squid.  if from shore try around rocks, bridges, structure... use smaller hooks / size 6 ish - but strong.  small pieces of bait too... they have small mouths. i use a typical dropper rig w/ a 1 oz bank sinker on the bottom and the hook about a foot up on a dropper loop if targeting triggers.

 

great summer bar b q fish.

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2 hours ago, z-man said:

What’s a good bait to use for them?

I catch them locally around Block island when I’m fishing for scup. Clams are the best bait but sometimes squid strips will work.

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We've caught a few around Woods Hole in late July and august. Bycatch while targeting scup. Usually they come up on a piece of squid.

 

I've also seen a few while snorkeling near shore. Always around rocks and boulders.

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19 hours ago, nicknotsebastian said:

where can you go to get them is the really only tough part.  where are you out of ?

 

tons of them s of long island in the summer.

I’m in marshfield, highly doubt we would get them north of the cape, but will definitely travel around to find some 

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