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Old 12-16-2012, 08:41 AM   #1
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Being a northerner I don't know all the saltwater species that you guys talk about, I know maybe 1/2 at best the fish you talk about.

Is there a good Fish identification chart that covers the common fish caught in the Gulf, that i can buy ?

I don't mean to sound stupid, and i am sure to some of you i do, But.

For Example, yesterday in a thread, someone caught a bunch of White Trout, I had to look it up, I had know idea what they were.

Any suggestions ?

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Old 12-16-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
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Look for a copy of FWC "Fishing Lines" at the bait and tackle shops, or here on line:
http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/p...ines-magazine/

or just the fish ID pages:
http://myfwc.com/media/316627/SW_Fis...s_WhatIsIt.pdf

great fish paintings by Dianne Peebles, lots of good information.

there are some waterproof laminated guides at the B&T stores also.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:12 AM   #3
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This one is available at most of the local shop and is pretty good.

http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=...%20of%20mexico

The illustrations are a little cartoonish but you can still get the point. The thing it won't help you with though are the slang terms "bobos", "mingos", "chicken dolphin", "reef donkeys", etc.
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http://www.gulfcouncil.org/fishing_r...ns_Matrix.html

This give you a decent start.
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There are a lot of local names here also. Local name for a Ladyfish is Skipjack. I didn't know that when I first moved here and I was amazed when I heard people were catching Skipjacks from the pier. I thought they were talking about Skipjack Tuna. I went to a local seafood market to learn what a Mingo snapper was. FYI, they are Vermilion snapper. Don't be embarrassed to ask the question if you don't know the answer.


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This is the most comprehensive book out there. I has all the bait fish also. Well worth the money!

http://www.amazon.com/Sport-Fish-Gulf-Mexico-Dunaway/dp/0936240180/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355664983&sr=8-1&keywords=Fish+of+the+Gulf+of+Mexico

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This is the most comprehensive book out there. I has all the bait fish also. Well worth the money!

http://www.amazon.com/Sport-Fish-Gul...Gulf+of+Mexico


This^ it has a lot of info about the fish as well such as baits and techniques, food quality, other names ect...
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This one is available at most of the local shop and is pretty good.

http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=...%20of%20mexico

The illustrations are a little cartoonish but you can still get the point. The thing it won't help you with though are the slang terms "bobos", "mingos", "chicken dolphin", "reef donkeys", etc.
Don't forget hartails and skipjacks.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:07 AM   #9
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cobia, lemonfish, ling, brown turd, black kingfish, black salmon

vermilion, mingo, beeliner

mangrove, black snapper, grey snapper, cabellerote
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This is the most comprehensive book out there. I has all the bait fish also. Well worth the money!

http://www.amazon.com/Sport-Fish-Gul...Gulf+of+Mexico


What he said. This is the best book for any angler. They are pretty accurate on how edible a species is also.
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