live4fallParticipantJanuary 27, 2014 at 11:55 pmPost count: 262
Stripers! Looks like the one on the bottom is the hybrid.
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Dangit, always late responding… I’d say stripers, second is hybrid (broken lateral stripes). She definitely outdid you there, boss. Probably not too heavy to hold, but her arms are probably half potential after fighting that brute!drawetsmParticipantJanuary 28, 2014 at 7:26 pmPost count: 586
Yep. Stripers, nice job. We used to catch them anywhere from less than 1fow to the deepest of channels in the Chesapeake. During late fall around November it was common that we would catch 275-300 Stripers in the course of only 2-3 hours as they would school up densely and chase the menhaden to the surface….The seagulls were always a dead giveaway … I recall hearing Stripers hit the bottom of my boat as they chased the bait fish to the surface.
This next one is a widely sought after fish often found in schools close to the seabed. Blood worms or squid strips was my go to bait.
This is a picture of my wife.
Can you name the specieslunkerParticipantJanuary 28, 2014 at 7:27 pmPost count: 172
I will guess a speckled trout.drawetsmParticipantJanuary 29, 2014 at 2:21 amPost count: 586
Nice job lunker. Speckle trout it is. Very similar to the Weakfish and often caught together.
This next fish is a toothy critter…very fun to sight fish for with artificial eels in shallow water….they are amazing fast and become cannibalistic at times. While I was fighting this one a larger one grabbed it and took a chunk….
What fish is this?
benson32ParticipantJanuary 29, 2014 at 2:43 amPost count: 414
I’ll give it a go . . . Cuda?stick500ParticipantJanuary 29, 2014 at 5:07 pmPost count: 457
big ‘cudas that live near reefs can have some sort of toxin that will result in anyone eating them getting extremely sick
I always let them go, but man they were one of my favorite salt water fish to catch- very aggressive!docmudgeParticipantJanuary 29, 2014 at 6:16 pmPost count: 1857
Cuda… Watched as one chased a big king mackerel we had on the line, stripping off almost half the reel before it went slack. Reeled in half of that mackerel. Like a pike with afterburners and bigger teeth.drawetsmParticipantJanuary 29, 2014 at 10:16 pmPost count: 586
Barracuda it is. I was always under the impression they can be poisonous too so never tried one.
This next picture might be a little tough to ID. This is my dad and brother with me on the Chesapeake. This is a bottom fish. We always caught them when nothing else was willing to play. Hint….they make a “croaking” sound kinda like a catfish. It was common to hook 2-3 at a time. Squid strips, blood worms, soft crab, plastics….they would eat about anything.
Any guesses ?
stick500ParticipantJanuary 30, 2014 at 5:08 amPost count: 457
the salt water version of our sheephead
both are members of the drum familyMiabucmanParticipantJanuary 30, 2014 at 5:35 amPost count: 234
Barracuda bioaccumulate the toxins from eating reef fish. I believe that the toxin is called ciguatera. The bigger the cuda, the more toxin that has accumulated.
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