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What kind of fish is this??

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    maier_michael DI New Member

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    I live in Mobile, Alabama and I was fishing yesterday morning off the causeway. I caught a bass first but my second catch I cant seem to identify. I dont fish very much so maybe this is obvious, but I have no clue what it is. Thanks
     

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    cajixh DI Junior Member

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    it looks tasty.. :smile:

    its not a tropical fish so I wouldn't really have any idea.. anyway great fish you caught....:D
     
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    Looks like a small common carp.
     
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    It looks more like a Whiting or Hake. Did it have a small snorkle on its lower lip. They are good eating, a delicate, flaky flesh.
     
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    it appears by the spot on its tail to be a redfish. also called red drum. its very common on gulf of mexico side of florida. jim
     
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    thanks jim. yours seems to be the right answer as ive looked at pics to prove it. looks like i need to brush up on my fish knowledge!
     
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    redfish are a great gamefish and even have a professional fishing league. the get up to around 80 lbs i think. the make a clicking sound as they are equipped to break open shellfish. jim
     
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    Doesn't look like a carp to me...thank god. Useless fish. Not sure about now but was swimming in Lake Havasu (spelling? between California and Arizona if I remember correctly) and it was full of carp. You could actually grab them while swimming - there were so many..and so dumb. This one looks a lot better and likely edible....
     
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    Yes Redfish or Red Drum common fish caught on the gulf of Mexico coastline's. Strick regulation's on this species and that one doesn't even come close to legal size. 20 - 28 inches 3 fish limit per day only one over 28" permited with special tag you fill out on your fishing license.
     
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