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Old 02-17-2016, 08:55 AM   #1
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Fish ID?

This fish was found in the eastern pacific close to shore in 15 feet of water off Cabo San Lucas, MX. I think it is a pompano but I don't know what kind. The fish is unknown but it wasn't wasted.
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:12 AM   #2
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Re: Fish ID?

I think not a pompano species - too big of a mouth, body too torpedoish - but definitely another type of jack. Good luck.
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Re: Fish ID?

Thanks for that chart, you wouldn't happen to have a "not a jack species" link? The fish mouth has me stumped.
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Old 02-17-2016, 02:57 PM   #4
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It's a Leatherjack/ Skipjack.
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:28 PM   #5
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Biggest Leatherjack I've ever seen. We catch them as bait in the Tampa Bay area. Little spines on their front dorsal will put a hurting on you.
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Old 02-17-2016, 04:55 PM   #6
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Old 02-17-2016, 06:32 PM   #7
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Looks like a leatherjacket to me, a big one at that.
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Old 02-17-2016, 07:19 PM   #8
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Re: Fish ID?

That must be it, a leatherjack!
Possibly even the longjaw leatherjack!
Thanks for the help. They are good eating at that size!
http://www.mexfish.com/mexico/leatherjack/
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:05 PM   #9
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:12 PM   #10
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That must be it, a leatherjack!
Possibly even the longjaw leatherjack!
Thanks for the help. They are good eating at that size!
http://www.mexfish.com/mexico/leatherjack/
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Their dorsal and anal spines are reported to be venomous, and should be avoided.
Yep, that's the somabitch that I remember. They definitely leave an impression. They make a great bait fish though. The Snook/Redfish don't seem to mind.
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Yep, that's the somabitch that I remember. They definitely leave an impression. They make a great bait fish though. The Snook/Redfish don't seem to mind.
Funny you say that, I've fished with captains who will throw them back when you catch them on a sabiki rig saying that nothing eats them due to their venomous spines. Personally I think if a couple venomous spines provided invincibility in the animal kingdom then we'd see a lot more animals with them but hey...
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Old 02-22-2016, 02:13 AM   #12
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leather back jacks get pretty big here in Guam 7lbs is the biggest one ive seen and shot.
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