Cubera Snapshot

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|| |---| || |Photo: Courtesy of Vicki James| The bass in the ponds around don claycomb's home in Evansville, Indiana, wouldn't have provided much practice before a big-game trip to Costa Rica. But that didn't keep him from catching the biggest cubera snapper we've heard about from anywhere in years. Claycomb fooled a 100-plus-pound, 41¿¿2-foot-long cubera while slow-trolling a rainbow runner off the Gulf of Papagayo on the country's Pacific coast.

"It was the biggest snapper I've ever seen, even in pictures," Claycomb said. "When we brought it back to the beach, people saw it and went crazy."

After a catch like that, those bass ponds back home just won't be the same.