Triggers are one of the most challenging fish to catch. They are fast, and if they run into a hole or stone to hide, 99% of the time you cannot get them out again. The Drop Net, Set Net and Free Net Methods all work for catching these fish. The smaller specimens you can get to move quite a distance by giving them plenty of room between you and them to coax them along into a Set Net. The larger ones can be a real source of aggravation. Give it a try, you'll understand what we are talking about, LOL.
We have tried to give you as much information we could think of, and it is hard to cover every little thing. A lot of what you learn about capturing and collecting fish will come with experience, but with the tips we have given here, we hope to give you a head start.
OK, you're almost ready to go out and start collecting. You have read our introduction tips on some things you need to do and know about before getting started. You have a list of all of the equipment you will need to buy or make and how to use it, you know how to go about using various types of collection nets and getting fish to go into them to catch them, and how to safely transport your catch home. The last, and a very important topic to discuss is how to decompress fish. With a few exceptions, almost all fish that are collected below 25-30 feet require this step, BEFORE you bring them to the surface, and even a few species should be decompressed if caught as shallow as in 10-15 feet of water.