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Old 04-21-2014, 11:05 PM   #1
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Okay, no pictures of this one but want to see what you guys think. I live on Perdido bay and was watching the water today when I saw what looked like an eel jumping out of the water multiple times. I then realized it was too stiff to be an eel and it turned out to be the bill of some fish that was chasing another fish. However, the bill had to be at least a foot long. Is it possible I saw a small sword of sail in Perdido bay??? Or, do pin fish get this big or perhaps was it some other type of fish??? Wish I had been closer to see it better!

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Needle fish


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Needle fish is my guess too
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+1. Or Gar.
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Ok stupid question, I had a guy at a dock once tell me that a needle fish would scure you if they hit you and were known to cause severe injury and even death. I dismissed it as a local giving a tourist from the Ozarks crap but that one in the pic looks a lot bigger than the ones I saw. Is there any merit to that?
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Saw this awhile back:
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/201...fish-houndfish
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No. but don't grab the bill/beak. Teeth angle out. Trust me!
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Ok stupid question, I had a guy at a dock once tell me that a needle fish would scure you if they hit you and were known to cause severe injury and even death. I dismissed it as a local giving a tourist from the Ozarks crap but that one in the pic looks a lot bigger than the ones I saw. Is there any merit to that?
He was messing with you.
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It's a houndfish.
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I'm gonna say a gar.
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