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Old 09-18-2015, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Bait Fish - Yellow Tail

I was on the Pen Pier last week and they were catching dozens of bait fish sized fish with yellow tails. this past weekend i caught one while trolling in the pass on a mackerel lure string.

I would apprecaite someone telling me what these fish are?


PS. when i was on the Pier some knucklehead was telling people they were blue marlin. LOL
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:47 PM   #2
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That knucklehead was right, they're juvie blue marlin.

Haha, but for real they're most likely juvenile jack crevalle. There have been a ton of them around recently.
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:14 PM   #3
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Either a Jack Crevalle or a Leather Jack which if it fins U it STINGS. DId it looks like this?

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Old 09-19-2015, 08:24 AM   #4
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I was catching those yellow tail sized bait fish on my sibiki rig here at the jetties in Destin. The ones I were catching looked like juvenile jack crevalle and annoying as hell because they ended up breaking the branch lines or the whole thing period.
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There's three species around that meet the description:

1) Young Jack Crevalle

2) Leatherjacket

3) Atlantic Bumper (aka Crazy fish, Moonfish, Moonpie)
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