I caught a couple of croakers, a nice black drum, some whiting, and more hardheads than I could count in some very dirty water today. My question has to do with croaker or what I think are croaker. I mostly catch a hump backed fish shaped somewhat like a black drum but smaller. Sometimes, I catch a more slender fish more shaped like a whiting. This fish seems browner and not as shiny. They both croak. Are they the same fish?