‘My lucky day’ - First time gulf fishermen strike it big in Destin

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First-time Gulf fisherman Ron Scott of Ontario shows off a triggerfish he caught while fishing aboard the Swoop on Wednesday. He landed the huge triggerfish on his first cast.

TINA HARBUCK | The Destin Log
Published: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM.

Whether it was beginners luck or skill, they got their fish.

On Wednesday, a couple of Destin's party boats went out for a day of fishing and brought back quite a haul.

The Swoop, at HarborWalk Marina, with Capt. Chad Mott at the helm came in with 38 people and several stringers loaded with triggerfish, mingo, white snapper and lane snapper.

And for some it was their first trip out on the Gulf of Mexico.

"This was my lucky day," said first-timer Ron Scott of Ontario.

Scott landed a humongous triggerfish that weighed more than 7 pounds.

"I caught it on my first cast," he said. "It was excellent fishing."

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