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Old 11-24-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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Question What kind of fish is this please?

We are on 3 mb, Pensacola, caught on cut bait... can anyone identify it?
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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It's a whiting. Not bad eating
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:26 PM   #3
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It's a whiting. Not bad eating
Wrong! It's a whiting and it's GREAT eating!
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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Southern Kingfish (Ground Mullet)
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:34 PM   #5
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If you catch it in the surf it's a whiting. If you catch it off a bridge it's a ground mullet. At least that's how I've always understood it. I think they're very similar species.
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Ground Mullet is a local term, I believe...It is a Southern Kingfish, AKA Whiting. There are 2 species of Whiting in the Gulf and this is one of them...the Southern Kingfish doesn't get as big as the regular Kingfish (the other Whiting)...The Kingfish is the Whiting that everyone catches around here WITHOUT the spots/stripes...Hope that helps...
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Wrong! It's a whiting and it's GREAT eating!
I stand corrected . Here's the brief difference between the two fish mentioned:

http://www.texasgulfcoastfishing.com/whiting.html
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Southern Kingfish aka Whiting...noted! Thank you all. It will take some time to get familiar with all the coastal fish. Us GA girls only know lake species right now.
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Great information First Catch! Thanks for posting the link.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:43 PM   #10
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i knew they were different but i have caught the whiter one in bays and the darker one off the beach and like reds and most drum their color changes depending on their sourondings the easy way to tell is the bay or darker whiting has small teeth like a redfish the lighter one more common off the beach has a more sandpaper mouth like a pompano or most freshwater fish and for me the lighter beach fish taste beter but both are good

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