Any photos of a Skip Jack?

Discussion in 'Skipjack Herring' started by red1691, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. red1691

    red1691 New Member

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    Do any of you have a good Photo of a Skipjack? I do not think I realy know what one looks Like:eek:oooh:! And how big do they get? I think I may have caught 2 in the cast net my last trip to Santee, but not sure. used them for cut bait all day no bite on them:sad2:.
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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  3. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    thanks John the pics are useful to me as well iv looked at pics of skipys but that is a much better one
     
  4. olddriller

    olddriller New Member

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    Ricky,
    I have never cought a skipjack in a net. Several oldtimers have told me that the skips are to fast they can out swim a falling net. You may have cought some Moon Eyes or Gold Eye but I doin't think you got any SkipJacks in a net. If you are looking for a photo of a skipjack there is a old one for sale on e-bay .
     
  5. roundhill

    roundhill New Member

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    Ricky i guarantee there are no skip jack in santee that's a fact roundhill
     
  6. SwampFoxNC

    SwampFoxNC New Member

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    Skipjack herring are also called Alewife, Lake herring, and maybe Blue Backs give those a search in the image section of google that should get you a picture.
     
  7. red1691

    red1691 New Member

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    Thanks all, Like Capt. Roundhill said, there are not any, the thing I had was about 8 in. long, thin, and had some yellow stripe at the head, and tail, that was forked. The cats did not like it!!!!
     
  8. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    Here you go some from the Ohio River earlier this year.

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  9. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    Here are a few.:wink:
     
  10. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    try again
     

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  11. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    lol now thats a boat load:crazy:
     
  12. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Hopefully this spring I can make it out east to TN or KY and go catch some with some fellow brothers.

    John, about that many would do me quit well.:wink::eek:oooh:
     
  13. roundhill

    roundhill New Member

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    sounds like what you had by your description is menhaden
     
  14. red1691

    red1691 New Member

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    Looks like some of you sure know how to catch those Skipjacks!! Thanks for the photos!!! I guess I will need to learn how to catch them some were, freeze them and take them to the lake!
     
  15. Cathooker

    Cathooker New Member

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    That is my boat and there were 360 skippies in the pic. Seven of us fishing out of two boats side by side caught them in about 5 hours of WORK.....it quit being fun after about the 20th skipjack. It also took me several hours to clean the boat. Then brother Cheez n me went back and caught 105 more in about three to four hours.
     
  16. Cathooker

    Cathooker New Member

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    Come on over Bro and Cheez n me will take ya on a skippy safari.
     
  17. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Well allen if the gas prices stay down or keep goin down I have a better chance of the wife letten me getaway for a couple days. I'll keep in touch.
     
  18. cattracker13

    cattracker13 New Member

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    I always thought they looked like very small saltwater Tarpons.
     
  19. brew1961

    brew1961 New Member

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    This one is close to the WV state record. Caught in the Ohio River.
     

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  20. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    I'm really fortunate to live in an area that is just abundant with skipjacks. We just catch fresh ones when we go fishing. No need to freeze them. At any time of the year we are able to catch them.:big_smile: