Guess what fish

Baby J

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Puyallup
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Jeremy
Boat
23' Walkaround
Sanddab. Never caught one that deep or that far off the bottom ever. Thought I had seaweed on the line.
 

Gooch Larue

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Aug 22, 2014
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Chris Holmes
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29' North River "Thunder Road"
Send his ass back down, and see what else could come up.
 

Baby J

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Puyallup
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Jeremy
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23' Walkaround
He’s good sized for a non halibut flat fish. That’s a big ziplock like 2.5 or 3 gallon I believe. He’s going in the freezer for later use....

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EJ Swanny

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Nov 30, 2010
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Redondo/WA
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Erik
Boat
"Riley-J" 2006 21' Proline Tourney
That's no sand-dab.....that I know, at least the sand-dabs I catch...some type of sole???
 

Baby J

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Puyallup
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Jeremy
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23' Walkaround
I’m not sure. I haven’t caught a sanddab in a long time. You’re probably right.
 

Baby J

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Puyallup
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Jeremy
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23' Walkaround
I was going to eat it but then I saw all the health warnings for bottom fish around Port Angeles. I have enough health issues and don’t need any more.
 
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KimH

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Mar 4, 2009
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Kim
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26' Duckworth..."Mayhem"
Hmmm the top side with the pointed snout looks like an English sole to me but with the flip side I can see some striping in the fins which would make me say a Starry Flounder. Can't see the outside fins in the top pictures. Is the skin really course almost like a sandpaper? If so it's probably a Starry.
 
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Salmon King

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Mar 29, 2013
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Everett, WA, USA
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Tim
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Salmon King 21' Custom Pilothouse
100% starry flounder. The diamond shape and striped fins are a dead giveaway.

Pretty strange you caught that trolling way up in the water column.
 

Baby J

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Puyallup
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Jeremy
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23' Walkaround
Yeah it was definitely a shock to see for sure but then I thought maybe it just happens sometimes. I’d have to say Gooch came the closest.
 

kenzmad

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jamie
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nwj 218 lightning
Not sure what you have there but, caught a 8". Sanddab with 45' of wire out in 380'fow the other day in ma 11. Drug the rod down like seaweed does.
 

Baby J

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Puyallup
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Jeremy
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23' Walkaround
Not sure what you have there but, caught a 8". Sanddab with 45' of wire out in 380'fow the other day in ma 11. Drug the rod down like seaweed does.
That’s exactly what it did with me. Popped out of the clip and didn’t make the rod bounce at all just pulled like seaweed. I only knew for sure I had something when it was pulling out to the side of the flasher. Ended up catching two wild coho out in that rough water but nothing made it to the ice chest other than this starry lol. Looked like the two other boats out there were catching a few coho as well.
 

robodad

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Mar 5, 2012
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Port Angeles
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Allen
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26' Olympic XLF
I've heard that the oxygen levels are so depleted near the bottom those flatfish of all kinds come to the surface to breathe and feed ? Not sure if it's 100% true or not !
 

PNWMatt2016

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Sep 12, 2016
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Matt Frazier
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Need One!
Starry for sure. Sand dabs have more of a smooth top side, as well as, they have the rounded and fluked fins, where the starry has the triangular shape. They are aggressive little bastards.