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Old 07-08-2014, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default Weird Fish in Rocky Bayou

The kiddo wanted to go Rocky Bayou to "go fishing" (i.e. chase down hermit crabs) so I went out and tossed tiny pinfish, croaker and mullet out on bottom rigs. I mostly gave up fishing Rocky Bayou because I usually don't get anything bigger than 8-10", if I get anything besides pinfish galore, but my daughter loves it there.

Got a just barely keeper speck, some bigger pinfish that ate their little brothers, and this weird little thing. Searched around and I'm thinking toadfish but it looks similar to A LOT of different stuff. Didn't think anything like this would be inshore in 5' of water. (Sorry they're blurry, but those are what I have.)



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Old 07-08-2014, 10:20 PM   #2
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oyster fish
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Wow, resembles my mother in law
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I call them a toad fish. They're typically caught in the rocks.
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Heard em called an oyster cracker before
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I've always called them toadfish, but oyster fish is an alternative name for the same fish.
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Toadfish is a fitting name for these suckers.
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oyster fish or toad fish.
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I've heard it called toad fish also.
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It's common name is the Oyster Toadfish
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