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1. No sleeping in, It's 6am and the sun has just broke over the horizon. We get to our first destination, a beautiful 2,700 acre lake named Casitas. We launch our boat from the Santa Ana ramp and head out. You hook up your line with a lure, a long AC plug, and cast it into the water. After about 10 feet of retrieving, BAM, you got one! As you get it near the boat, a huge lunker leaps out of the water, and you guess it to be about 14 pounds. This sporty fish is the most sought after freshwater fish in North America, its cavernous maw lending to its name. What did you just Catch?
2. We head next to the Santee Cooper lakes in South Carolina. Break out your big tackle because this next fish can break a rod, whether its a Channel, Blue, or Flathead variety. What kind of fish are we going to be catching?
3. Ok, we stopped by the bait shop and got a new pole. Its off to Oklahoma, just outside Pauls Valley to Longmire Lake. There's plenty of standing timber here so be careful of your casts, or we could run out of tackle fast! This lake is renowned for the type of fish we are going after today. They come in the white and black varieties and are affectionately known as Papermouths to those who seek them. What kind of fish are we going after now?
4. With the tackle box almost empty, we stop at the bait shop and restock. Now its off to Minaki, Ontario, for some good quality fishing on the English River. This next fish we are going after is considered to be one of the best eating freshwater fish in the world. It is a member of the perch family and it gets its name from the fact their eyes point outward. What kind of fish are we trying to catch now?
5. Whew, after some good fishing and even better lunch, it's off to the Florida Keys. The sun, the sand, the crystal blue waters, some of the best sportfishing in the world can be found right here. This next fish we're going after is one of most sought after in the area, a tremendous fighter with a silver side and known for make spectacular leaps out of the water. This fish usually weighs an average of 80-100 pounds. What is the name of this six lettered sportfish?
6. Now that was some good fun. Don't get tired on me now, we still have five more spots to hit. Next on the agenda, we're hitting the ocean. We catch a Deep Sea charter out of Margate, NJ. This next fish is a flatfish, the bigger ones are often called doormats. Their name also means to move in a clumsily manner, though it doesn't necessarily translate to this fish. What are we trying to catch now?
7. We head out a little deeper to sea and the fish finder picks up a school of fish. Excited, we drop our lines in the water, however, we are pretty disappointed to what we find. This fish has a flattened body and its skeleton is entirely cartilage. They have small spines on the tail and on the underside of the body. What kind of fish is this?
8. We head out a little deeper. The seas are getting rougher now, and I'm beginning to wish I remembered to bring Dramamine with me. Suddenly, you hook into something big. Real big. When it breaks the surface of the water, I turn to you and say, "We're going to need a bigger boat". What kind of man eater did you just have to go and hook?
9. After that harrowing experience, We sail back what's left of our boat to shore. For the last two spots, let's stick to inland fishing, where its safe. Next we're headed to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey and Batsto lake. Let's hope the Jersey Devil doesn't interfere with our next catch. New Jersey is considered one of the best places to catch this next fish, a member of the pike family. The word chain is often used in front of this fish's name, referring to the chain-like links down the side of body. What kind of fish is this?
10. Well, we're almost done. Its been a long day, we've been to many places, and we've caught some great fish. We're both very tired and lazy at this point, so for the last leg of our fishing trip, we sneak into my neighbor's yard, who has a pond. Our next catch is a distant cousin of the goldfish and called Nishikigoi by the Japanese. What kind of fish is this?
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