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Can anyone identify this fish?

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  1. 70nova383

    70nova383 Registered Member

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    I caught this fish in the surf at Kill Devil Hills this weekend and I have no idea what it is. Before that I caught a small blue and a croaker, but this one left me scratching my head. My first guess was some kind of shad, but it was too skinny and had a sharp nose. Has anyone have any ideas?

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  3. Hamman

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    Looks like a young Tarpon.
     
  4. Brangus

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    Spanish Mackerel?
     
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    Nope, it's a Lady Fish. I catch them often. Mackerel have more than one dorsal fin, and Spanish have spots.
     
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    Here's a pic of a ladyfish

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    Winner, winner
     
  8. 70nova383

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    Ah yes a winner indeed! Thanks for the info Silver Bullet.
     
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    Ladyfish aka Eight Pounder aka Ten Pounder
     
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    good fighter, I hear they taste bad so I've always tossed them back
     
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    ladyfish and ribbonfish are 90% of inshore fish ID posts this time of year, then sea robins, juvenile grouper and cobia, and the occasional stargazer.......
     
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    I enjoy watching the tourons wrap their hands around a stargazer.........BZZZZZZZZT !
     
  13. trcubed

    trcubed well...bye Lifetime Member

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    None of your business, eh!
    I had to resort to google. That is a hella ugly fish.
     
  14. Wahoo95

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    What's this? I will tell you its served at Bonefish Grill as a special periodically.
     

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    Grabbing one is like grabbing a live spark plug! They can generate quite a shock.
     
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    Consulting my deep water fish experts, Eddie. Will let you know.
     
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    Eddie- Atlantic Wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) {see how an investment in a son's education at NCSU pays off !!!}
     
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    Wolffish: Up to 39" and 88# good eating!!!
     
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    Yep! Tasty but ugly. I always said its a good thing they font put a picture on the menu or nobody would order it.
     
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    No lie there. Check out Monkfish!!! As a kid, we use to sell skinned muskrat carcasses (from trapping for skins) to a local butcher. He sold it as "Marsh Rabbit". Bet you can't do that these days:eek:.
     
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    How about this one? Also served at Bonefish...extra credit for the "fake
    " and real name...

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    Easy Peasy.. Patagonian Toothfish AKA Chilean Sea bass
     
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    None of your business, eh!
    I'da sworn that was a dorkfish.
     
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    I think the "mother-in-law fish" would be appropriate.
     

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