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Old 07-08-2018, 09:50 PM   #1
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My wife caught and released this fish today south of Destin and we cannot figure out what the heck it is.
Looks like some sort of a Trigger but cannot find any pics on the internet that resembles this.
Does anybody have any ideas of what type of fish it is?
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:58 PM   #2
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Some type of filefish. Possibly a unicorn filefish (not making that name up)
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:20 PM   #3
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Looks like Josh nailed it !

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Yep, 100% unicorn filefish. Caught a couple in about 600-700 feet of water. You shouldn't have tossed it back, they eat good.
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75' of water.

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Old 07-09-2018, 07:33 AM   #6
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Thanks for the assist on the fish ID! Appreciate the posts
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Christy showed me a picture of that yesterday at gym class, that was a big one
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I see them all the time Diving offshore. Seen a couple yesterday about 8 miles south of Pensacola pass. I always just called them filefish. And yes they are edible.
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Banded water snakefish!
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:44 PM   #10
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Here's a free app that you can use...

Take a picture, it will id the fish.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fish...121514756?mt=8

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