Fish ID - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Offshore Fishing > Offshore Fishing - General Q & A

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-16-2011, 11:14 AM   #1
Junior Member
Cigar Minnow
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 20
Default Fish ID

I am sorry but I didn't take a pic.

I was drifting the pass yesterday and caught several fish that had a body shape much like a mangrove snapper but the colors was wrong. The fish was an olive green color and had a faint yellow line from its nose through its eye to its tail with a silverish white belly. Its tail was shaped more like a mutton snapper than the pictures that I have found of a mangrove. The inside of it mouth was also all bright red.

Can someone help me id this fish, btw they were 10-12" long

Thanks
Choice is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-16-2011, 11:26 AM   #2
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
amberj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pace/Milton area
Posts: 1,294
Send a message via Yahoo to amberj
Default

sounds like a ruby red lips...
amberj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-16-2011, 11:56 AM   #3
Junior Member
Cigar Minnow
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 20
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by amberj View Post
sounds like a ruby red lips...
That's what my son said but i can't find any pics to verify that

Are the good to eat is their a min/max size for them?
Choice is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-16-2011, 12:04 PM   #4
Senior Member
Grand Slam
 
lastcast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lillian,Al
Posts: 6,840
Default

Probably a Tomtate, aka White Grunt.
http://www.marinefishesofgeorgia.org...h/tomtate.html
lastcast is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-16-2011, 12:14 PM   #5
Bearded Brotula
Grand Slam
 
MrFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gulf Shores, AL
Posts: 11,422
Default

I didn't think they got that big.
__________________
Shooting tomorrow's trophies today.
MrFish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-16-2011, 01:32 PM   #6
Junior Member
Cigar Minnow
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 20
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lastcast View Post
Probably a Tomtate, aka White Grunt.
http://www.marinefishesofgeorgia.org...h/tomtate.html
The description listed on the page above does not match, also the Range: Cape Hatteras to South Florida and Bermuda, also can range up to Cape Cod. that is a little out of our area

I am beginning to think that it is some kind of Grunt through.
Choice is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-16-2011, 01:56 PM   #7
Bearded Brotula
Grand Slam
 
MrFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gulf Shores, AL
Posts: 11,422
Default

Almost sounds like a lane snapper.

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/galler...nesnapper.html
__________________
Shooting tomorrow's trophies today.

Last edited by MrFish; 07-16-2011 at 02:17 PM.
MrFish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-16-2011, 02:21 PM   #8
Senior Member
Grand Slam
 
lastcast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lillian,Al
Posts: 6,840
Default

Don't mind the range, every site will be diff.

Here's some pics. If it had a red mouth it was a Grunt, wide range species of Tomtate. Bet a beer!
http://www.google.com/search?q=tomta...w=1311&bih=512

Look at the last pic second row, Ruby.




Ruby Lip Bait fish.JPG

Last edited by lastcast; 07-16-2011 at 02:24 PM.
lastcast is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-16-2011, 02:23 PM   #9
Bearded Brotula
Grand Slam
 
MrFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gulf Shores, AL
Posts: 11,422
Default

Tomtates are here in the northern gulf. I just didn't think they got 10-12 inches.
__________________
Shooting tomorrow's trophies today.
MrFish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-16-2011, 02:33 PM   #10
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
deersniper270's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In the Sticks, FL
Posts: 2,523
Default

Ruby Red Lips?
Attached Thumbnails
Fish ID-rubyredlips-jpg  
deersniper270 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.