local LB bugging & Fish ID

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by vincentek9, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. clevel

    clevel Captain in Learning

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    Send your picture to Sportfishing Magazine. It has a column for identifying fish species.
     
  2. la vida

    la vida Now I love our Prezzz!!!

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    I'm just suprized it didn't become fish tacos.
    That's a nice local catch.
     
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  3. ja73

    ja73 Member

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    Send a picture to Carrillo museum, they should know.
     
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  4. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    The dorsal spines number, rounded fins and head taper appear to be the same. The fish above looks a little more stout.

    My vote is for Gulf Coney
     
  5. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Wow very cool,bueatiful fish,as far as strange catches I actually caught a “Snowy Grouper” locally Horseshoe area,a guy from Scripts identified it,about 5lbs.
     
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  6. vincentek9

    vincentek9 halibut suck

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    had 2 ambush and 8 ambush XL. Small nets were spaced with 4 XL nets between on every set. small nets managed 5 (avg 2.5 per small net) total lobsters, and XL nets managed 21 (avg 2.6) total bugs. I'd say that is about the same. The only thing different was the XL nets got more spider crabs & they were the only nets to have sting rays, calicos, & sculpin (all released).


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  7. itsmemustard

    itsmemustard Member

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    The stoutness could be caused by the pressure you can see the fishes eyes bulging
     
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  8. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    Nah. I think since there are no other Gulf Coney's around it probably identifies as a Sheephead. This generation does that. You'd have to ask the Gulf Coney.
     
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  9. Rabid Fish

    Rabid Fish Well-Known "Member"

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    Star studded has a square tail, baqueta's is round.

    Just broomtails and gulfs. This fish isn't in the same genus as those anyway. (I imagine that's what you meant by "true groupers")
     
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  10. Bboygadget

    Bboygadget Member

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    Deffinatly a baqueta (golf cony)
    Nice catch. Delicious eating.
     
  11. euy

    euy Member

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    the new del mar got one today

     
  12. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Now that looks more like a star studded grouper
     
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  13. sydleier

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    That's because it is a Star Studded Grouper.
     
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  14. Red Drum

    Red Drum Paradiddle-diddle

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    Gulf Coney.

    I caught one in the Santa Monica Bay back in December 2018 while fishing for Rockfish. It was soooo delicious!!
     
  15. Pgnracr

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    Positive ID is juvenile giant Black Sea bass. Illegal to even lift from the water. So if you want a pix do so will in the water. Making a great come back lots of them south by San onofre
     
  16. WestCoveBasser

    WestCoveBasser Member

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    So they are “Legal” to take in our waters?
     
  17. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    Your fish = Baqueta aka Gulf Coney

    New Del Mar fish above = Star Studded Grouper

    Both delicious and rare up here, but not unheard of.

    Congrats on a rare catch!
     
  18. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    You need to take a good look at juvenile black seabass photos. Not even close.
     
  19. Spearo4Life

    Spearo4Life Member

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    Here’s a juvenile BSB. Not the best pic but you ca clearly see the big dark spots.



    For the haters...caught and released unharmed TJ flats mex waters years back on a fish trap in 30’ of water.

    We caught 3 that day up to 30lbs. All released.

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  20. Tin Pangas

    Tin Pangas Skipper

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    it is positively NOT a juvenile BSB so cool your jets..lol
     
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