Skipjack

Discussion in 'Skipjack Herring' started by unclebuncle, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

    Messages:
    1,252
    State:
    Humboldt,K
    I've been reading all the talk on BOC about skipjack for bait and I'm sure after 50+ years of fishing that we dont have them in Kansas.I'm wondering though if its the same fish I used to catch in Apalachicola bay in Florida.I was a fishing guide there for one season and caught a lot of them.I always assumed they were a salt water fish but now wondering if they weren't in Apalacicola river since it comes from Georgia and Alabama.Also I dont remember catching them in other rivers in Florida.Anyone know if its the same fish,sure looks like it and acts like it.
     
  2. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

    Messages:
    1,387
    State:
    whiteville
    dont know unc
     

  3. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

    Messages:
    899
    State:
    north alabama
    they are a type of herring that miagrate into freshwater , i feel sure they are the same .
     
  4. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

    Messages:
    7,782
    State:
    AR
  5. LinesIN

    LinesIN New Member

    Messages:
    8
    State:
    KS
  6. Bobs331

    Bobs331 New Member

    Messages:
    1
    State:
    Nj
    Caught these in quantity off the Destin Oier in the early 60s and have wodered ever since what they really were, slender, strong fighter and jumper, very bony and came in in schools.Remember them being up to about 16 or 18" and silvery in color.
    Is that what you were catching?
     
  7. unclebuncle

    unclebuncle New Member

    Messages:
    1,252
    State:
    Humboldt,K
    sounds the same looked like a minature tarpon
     
  8. heavywchamp

    heavywchamp New Member

    Messages:
    151
    State:
    Little Rock, Ar
  9. Family Guy

    Family Guy New Member

    Messages:
    122
    State:
    Texas
    I guess you learn something every day I did not know that we had skipjack in Texas.