Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Red Snapper "Mule"

I am a bottom fisherman first and formost and I love targeting reefish in the blue waters off of Jacksonville, Fl.  Unfortunately, the red snapper fishery has now been closed down indefinitely due to lregulatory mandate; but if for no other reason this Gyotaku allows one to remember the good times of fishing the reefs, and what a hard fighting and good eating fish this is.  The Chinese symbol at the bottom of rubbing represents the weight of the fish, or in this case nine pounds.  I named this Gyotaku "Mule" because these fish get up to 20 to 30 lbs and are indeed a "Mule" in terms of their spirited fight.      

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