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Discussion in 'Bay fishing' started by mick, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. mick

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    If you have questions about a fish you have caught, please post a picture here. We will try to help you identify your catch. Let's all keep it nice. No rude or troll-like behavior please

    mick

    Here are some examples.

    The Midshipman is a freaky looking fish. Here are 2 examples below

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  2. Nute

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    Good job Mick! How about if we have some pics we could post to aid identifying? If its a continuing thread, people can scroll through pics pretty quick.
     
  3. mick

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    Thanks but the credit goes to Kevin (DJ Thrillz). It was his idea and a good one at that. It is a running thread that is pinned to the top. People can post pics of their catches with questions.

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  5. dj thrillz

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    The photos I have posted are the most common species that are caught in both our bays. I have caught at least one of all these, but there are some species that are caught on rare occasions that are not in the last post. A couple of honorable mentions would be king salmon, jack crevalle, and even yellowtail, they have all been caught in San Diego Bay. In Mission Bay, the rarest of all catches was a pargo caught by a buddy of mine.
    I'm glad this was made a sticky, hopefully the future ID posts are of things that are not in the list.
     
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    Nice one DJ!


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    What about one of my favorites, Angel Shark.
     
  8. mick

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    Nicely done Kevin. We need a picture of a Sargo and also a better pic of a rubberlip perch. A pic where you can see the lip would make it easier to identify.

    Anyone?

    rubberlip Perch

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    Sargo is there, with black croaker. Great job
     
  10. mick

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    Thanks Barry I missed it
     
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    One of Captain James Nelson's clients with an Angel Shark

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  12. dj thrillz

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    Can't believe I left out angel shark!

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    Rubberlip Perch
     
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    I've seen flying fish in Sd Bay but never caught one. Should we include that? How about Garibaldi?????

    mick

    Let's not forget this guy. If you see fish jumping in the bay, the odds are it's one of these guys.

    Mullet

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    Wow you're killing me, I cant believe I have left these out. Now we're getting into the area of some fish I haven't caught yet lol.

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    Needlefish. Good one! How about a:

    Cabazon



    Or a yellowtail (yes they have been caught in the bay)

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  17. dj thrillz

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    I didn't include pics of really rare catches, just the more common ones.

    I did include the mantis shrimp since a lot of people bring them up and have no clue what the hell they are. Those who frequent the Shelter Island area run into them quite often, especially if they are using cut bait or ghosties.

    I have thought about this thread pretty much all day and cannot think of anymore "common" species that are caught. I almost wanted to include sea turtles lol, a buddy of mine has one of those to his name.
     
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    Now what about stripping this thread so all pics are on top? Maybe after another weeks worth of updating.
     
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    What about Scalloped hammerhead?
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    And Green jack?
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  20. dj thrillz

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    Thanks Scott! You are only one of two people I know who have reeled a jack in from the bay. Didn't know about the hammerhead though, way cool.
     
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