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There were schools of these fish in my marina this summer. I caught this one when casting for peanut bunker. It appears to be a juvenile. Who knows what it is?
 

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it is either croaker or weakfish
we caught alot of them in our minnow traps behind oc this year

[ 01-02-2005, 06:20 PM: Message edited by: crambone ]
 

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Originally posted by Capt Harv:
There were schools of these fish in my marina this summer. I caught this one when casting for peanut bunker. It appears to be a juvenile. Who knows what it is?
Capt.Harv,,
Very interesting,thanks for the picture...
I'm not sure what exactly it is,but I would
be throwing one of these around your marina
in the future...
 

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Don't think its a croaker due to the fact its mouth is pointed up, whereas the croaker's is down.
Don't think its a white perch, doesn't have the forked tail.

I would guess a weakfish. Yellowish fins and same type of lateral line formation.

Where is Longcast? He would know for sure.
 

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tail hasn't developed yet........caught 1000's of perch...from capemay to long beach island.......that is surely a perch.....and 1 less im gonna get to eat.
 

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Maybe it is a white perch?
But the tails devlop early.
You can tell the difference between a juvenile spot and croaker due to the tail.
Croakers are more rounded, spot are forked.


Small white perch


[ 01-02-2005, 07:46 PM: Message edited by: barnaby ]
 

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Dakota Rob

I said weakfish at first.

Sometimes juvenile weakfish and croaker look the same with the exception of the mouth.

[ 01-02-2005, 08:02 PM: Message edited by: barnaby ]
 
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