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Old 05-17-2012, 09:18 AM   #1
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I know this should be an easy ID but yesterday we caught 2 of these and they were notably much lighter in color, actually both had a definite "blue" hue to them. We caught another 8-10 that were definitely AJ's and darker in color than these. Both were smaller, probably 22'ish inches long.




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Old 05-17-2012, 09:26 AM   #2
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Juvenile Greater AJ ??
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Bar Jack/Almaco Jack or Juvenile Great AJ.

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They circle the pylons at the end of the pier too.

Luckily they combined the lesser amberjack and bar jack regulation because before this it was pretty hard to distinguish the too.
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Juvy Greater AJ.
Here's a couple pics from Karon on another thread.


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I wish I could have compared the 2 side by side. We caught plenty of AJ's this size that were darker and easily ID'd. This and the other were a blue color. Enough so the other folks on the boat thought they were blue fish. They were also shaped more torpedo like than the AJ's.

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I know this should be an easy ID but yesterday we caught 2 of these and they were notably much lighter in color, actually both had a definite "blue" hue to them. We caught another 8-10 that were definitely AJ's and darker in color than these. Both were smaller, probably 22'ish inches long.



I'm voting that it's a juvenile greater AJ. Last time out I caught a few in the 18-20 inch range that had no color, just silver, but in all other respects looked exactly like a greater AJ.
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Juvy Greater AJ.
Here's a couple pics from Karon on another thread.


Very good pics of lesser and greater. The eye on the lesser really distinguishes it.
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Look at this chart and check out the banded rudderfish...
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looks like a rudderfish
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