The guys from the Mr. Nice charter operation landed this monster Tripletail on a fishing charter this past week. Naturally, I was intrigued because I had never really heard of a Tripletail let alone really expected it to look like this! Capt. Tripp Walker explained that this time of the year if they can find some flotsam (any large floating debris) they can usually find some Tripletail! This is an exceptionally large one considering they grow "up to 41lbs" and this hog was pushing 30.
Other interesting facts about Tripletail.
- Tripletail are well known for their unusual behavior of floating just beneath the surface with one side exposed, mimicking a leaf or floating debris.