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Photograph from Sports Illustrated of Jessica Gomes with a dead sailfish Photograph from Sports Illustrated of Jessica Gomes with a dead sailfish

Apparently some folks find it appalling that a hot topless woman would pose with a dead sailfish slung over her shoulders. Sports Illustrated latest Swimsuit edition has a photograph of model Jessica Gomes wearing a dead sailfish. Am I heartless? I’m trying to see why everyone is making a big stink about this…

We see photos every day of fishermen posing with the fish they caught. Is it ok for them to pose with the fish because they caught them? How do we know that Jessica Gomes didn’t go on a fishing charter before the shoot? Madagascar I’m sure has a bountiful fishery.

I’d like to get everyone’s opinions on this. Please let me know what you think in the comments below. Positive or negative I think this is a good discussion to have.

 

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Robert Smith

Robert Smith has been kayak fishing since 2010 and considers himself lucky to call Palmetto Bay, Florida home. He is not sponsored by anyone so his opnions about products are non biased.

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# WildCat 2014-02-25 09:57
I really don't see the difference of the above photo and this photo.

 
 
+2 # Jeff Barry 2014-02-25 10:12
I'm actually impressed that fish has do be a healthy 60 to 70lbs. Shes in good shape!
 
 
+1 # Andrew Helton 2014-02-25 14:17
Yes, fisherman like myself have taken pictures with a beautiful sailfish. I think the reason people may seem to be getting upset over the pic is; the simple fact that right after MOST fishing photos are taken the fish is safely released to continue it's life. Pictured here is a DEAD sail, which is not a very pretty picture in the eyes of most fisherman, especailly down here in South Florida, where are waters are regulated to protect this perticular species.
 
 
+1 # stilakah 2014-02-25 14:47
Quoting Andrew Helton:
Yes, fisherman like myself have taken pictures with a beautiful sailfish. I think the reason people may seem to be getting upset over the pic is; the simple fact that right after MOST fishing photos are taken the fish is safely released to continue it's life. Pictured here is a DEAD sail, which is not a very pretty picture in the eyes of most fisherman, especailly down here in South Florida, where are waters are regulated to protect this perticular species.


Do folks in FL release sails? I know I see many photos of anglers in HI that keep billfish and eat them.
 
 
+7 # SleepyD 2014-02-25 17:32
Its appalling that she isn't facing the camera!
 
 
+1 # Bdd2043 2014-02-28 10:27
There's a fish in the picture? :eek:

Seriously though, if it were a man (not in a bikini) wouldn't the picture caption be " Photograph from Sports Illustrated of James Gomes with a TROPHY sailfish?"
 
 
+1 # Yakman 2014-03-01 09:24
What sailfish?
 
 
# MNBassFisher 2014-03-04 09:36
I see nothing wrong with the photo. Even with me being a mostly C&R guy, if she caught the fish or the fish was obtained by by legal methods and is within the regulations to keep. It's her or her partners fish to keep. Quite frankly the Sailfish was the last thing I noticed...
 

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