What kind of fish is it? never caught one like it

Discussion in 'ALL OTHER FISH' started by south_va_fisherman, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    i caught 8 weighing from 1-5lbs on sunday on average they were over 2lbs. im guessing they were in a school because i caught them all in a hour. looks like a croaker/stripper/spot mix
    heres a picture of one of the medium sized ones

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    thanks for the help
     
  2. catfish1516

    catfish1516 New Member

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    my guess is that it is one of those seatrout things forget the name
     

  3. DryHole

    DryHole New Member

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    Looks like a Red?
     
  4. F150Catfish

    F150Catfish New Member

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    I think it kind as Red drumfish...
     
  5. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Yep, Red Drum or lovingly referred to where I come from as Reds.
    Be carefull about keeping them anymore cause, some states have strict slot limits on them now!!!
     
  6. C_wernett

    C_wernett New Member

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    That is 100% a redfish/red drum/puppy drum...whichever local term you choose to use. Most states govern them very closely. Here in NC you can keep one fish between 18" and 27". Most fish have one spot, several have two, the most spots I've seen on a single fish is six though. Tons of fun to catch!
     
  7. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    That's a pretty Red, my wife,....The Tower....has one mounted with 33 spots on each side......I caught one outta the same school with 27 on each side I wish we had had it mounted also...........
     
  8. jsk30

    jsk30 New Member

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    pretty sure its a Red Drum
     
  9. Memphis_Catfish_King

    Memphis_Catfish_King New Member

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    yea thats a red fish sapose be some good fighting fish bigger ones
     
  10. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    Thats a red alright.

    Wheelmobile07
     
  11. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat New Member

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    I thought it looks like a speckled trout. The one in profile is a red a lot bigger. I have never caught one that size so the colors throwing me off. Let me know.
     
  12. richard dunbar

    richard dunbar New Member

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    Redfish, Red Drum, or simply just Reds. I catch'em all the time in GA. Ive seen them as big as 48 inches, but have heard stories of them being over 5 1/2 feet. Smaller fish school in the tidal rivers and around beaches and jetties and are often accomponied by Spotted Sea Trout and Blue fish.
     
  13. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat New Member

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    I have caught some a lot bigger than the one in the pic. And I have have some on that you just had to hold on until the line broke or you ran outa it. Boy do the bigguns fight though
     
  14. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    ok so i guess its a red drum:cool2: thanks guys.
     
  15. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    one fish?!? my buddy threw six of his bigger ones in the back of his truck. thinking about it now, he shouldnt have kept any until we read the regulations on them. oh well, ill have to tell him. thanks
     
  16. catman529

    catman529 New Member

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    redfish, a saltwater species, which suggests that you are fishing a river near the ocean.
     
  17. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    yup the mighty james. at hog island in surry va
     
  18. MattShannon

    MattShannon New Member

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    The biggest fish I've caught was a red off the coast of GA. Man what a fight.
     
  19. Skipjack

    Skipjack New Member

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    Yes, They do get big! Caught this one off the pier at Virginia beach.
     

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  20. redfishman

    redfishman New Member

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    Yep- a "redfish" . A common believe is the characteristic black spot on the tail is a defense mechanism as a "false" eye. As the fish migrate from the inshore estuaries to offshore waters they are defenseless against larger predator fish such as barracuda-shark-etc. When viewed from the side -common thought is fish see this spacing between the spot(s) and their real eye -as a really large fish and leave the red alone.

    Colors of "reds" can vary alot from silver to a deep bronze depending on water clarity and surrounding bottoms. Most of our "marsh" are very bronze when they are inside spawning and more silver when they are on the beaches.

    Pound for pound inshore and beach species -reds are famed for their long powerful runs and fighting stamina.Large reds from jetties and beaches can easily go 30-40lbs where they can "spool" your reel in no time.