Can anyone I.D. this Atlantic saltwater fish?

Can anyone I.D. this Atlantic saltwater fish?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 04, 2009 11:49 am

I'm a freshwater guy, so I have no clue when it comes to the ocean ( except the part about keeping your fingers away from mouths :lol: ).

We caught a bunch of these things yesterday on the Stellwagen shelf, a few miles off the coast of Provincetown. They sure are cute! :lol:

I have never seen one before. WTF is it???
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this Atlantic saltwater fish?

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon May 04, 2009 12:00 pm

Looks to me like an "Oyster Cracker."

At least that's what we call them in the Delaware coastal areas.



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Re: Can anyone I.D. this Atlantic saltwater fish?

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Mon May 04, 2009 12:04 pm

One thing is for sure, It has a face only a mother could love!
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PostBy: mr1precision On: Mon May 04, 2009 12:19 pm

Sea robbin!
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this Atlantic saltwater fish?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon May 04, 2009 12:21 pm

mr1precision wrote:Sea robbin!



Yep, its a sea robbin. All bones, not good for eating. We just throw them back.
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this Atlantic saltwater fish?

PostBy: mr1precision On: Mon May 04, 2009 12:22 pm

DVC500_at_last wrote:
mr1precision wrote:Sea robbin!



Yep, its a sea robbin. All bones, not good for eating. We just throw them back.


What do I get? :D
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this Atlantic saltwater fish?

PostBy: mr1precision On: Mon May 04, 2009 12:49 pm

Seriously where's my prize? :alone: Hello....anyone there?
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this Atlantic saltwater fish?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 04, 2009 1:12 pm

You get my thanks!

.... & this cuddly Sea Robin! :lol:

Yeah, they were annoying to catch -- one after the other after the other, & they weighed about 1 lb. No fun there. They all got tossed back.

We got plenty of cod though!
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this Atlantic saltwater fish?

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon May 04, 2009 1:14 pm

The sea robins I have seen and caught seem to have longer pectoral fins than those shown. And most of them are a lot darker in color.

Maybe you bleach them a bit up theah ????? :rofl: :funny: :nana:




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Re: Can anyone I.D. this Atlantic saltwater fish?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 04, 2009 1:17 pm

Could be the 100+ years of industrial waste & sewage from Boston! :lol:
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this Atlantic saltwater fish?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon May 04, 2009 1:27 pm

Rick 386 wrote:Looks to me like an "Oyster Cracker."
Rick


Rick, the Oyster Cracker is allot uglier...
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this Atlantic saltwater fish?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon May 04, 2009 1:32 pm

Rick 386 wrote:The sea robins I have seen and caught seem to have longer pectoral fins than those shown. And most of them are a lot darker in color.
Rick


Yeah, it has variations/diffrences from the more southernly Sea Robbins. It must be a Boston Sea Robbin.
Smitty, did it CROAK at you?

Edit: I just searched online, and there are 114 species in eight genera. :woot:
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 04, 2009 1:46 pm

When I was pulling the hook out, they gave off a high-frequency vibration -- like a cell phone or pager with a very dead battery. It was the strangest thing I'd ever experienced! Was expecting an electric shock to follow... :lol:
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this Atlantic saltwater fish?

PostBy: cabinover On: Mon May 04, 2009 1:51 pm

There were a few caught last year on the fishing trip I was party to. This was right out of Hampton, NH. I and another lucked into Altantic Catfish or Wolffish. About the ugliest thing I've ever seen and darned surely the tastiest as well!

After all day fishing I don't think more than 3 cod were caught, all too small to keep.
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this Atlantic saltwater fish?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 04, 2009 2:02 pm

This was a hell of a trip! I haven't been on the ocean in over 20 years, but I saw more on this one trip than ever in my life!! We had hundreds of dolphin pods swimming around us ( on the way there across the bay ), & we saw at least 10 right whales. Better than Sea World -- you couldn't buy this!! I was eye to eye with some dolphins playing in the wake. Every time they'd see the boat, they'd come over & play. VERY COOL! We were about 40 feet parallel to a whale & it's calf -- was the size of a bus! We could hear them blowing off all around us while we were fishing. Plus the water was as smooth as a lake!! Z E R O wind -- NEVER been anywhere on the Cape & had no wind! :lol:
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Forgot my real camera -- every time it went tail-up, I was sending or receiving a text message! DAMN!
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