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Looks like a Porgy to me. If you get one large enough to clean, the meat is white and tasty. Problem is they are usually thin and you don't get much meat from cleaning them.
 

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ShurKetch (3/31/2010)Looks like a Porgy to me. If you get one large enough to clean, the meat is white and tasty. Problem is they are usually thin and you don't get much meat from cleaning them.
There are two kinds of pogys here the ones caught offshore are good to eat. The one pictured is I beleive a jolthead pogy and are edible but not very good. I have seen them on inshore wrecks. they seem to be a little higher in height compared to the so called pink snapper pogey offshore.
 

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The fish was caught at the Tex Edwards. I'm not the one eating it. It's for the guy holding it.
 

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sealark (3/31/2010) ....The one pictured is I beleive a jolthead pogy and are edible but not very good...
I second. It looks like a jolthead porgy to me.

I agree with ShurKetch on the edibility though. I keep all the nice size ones I catch and they fried up as good as trigger or snapper.
 

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what's up chris??

thats just as a couple others have already said.. a JOLTHEAD PORGY it's on pg 100 of the sportfish of fl. id book. good eating if large enough to fillet. scientific name(like anyone really gives a hoot) is calamus bajonado.i think that might have been the last one in the gom so you will be shot at noon tommorow for killing it.:poke
 
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