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

  1. Werfless

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    It's all good.. She still tastes good. . lol
     
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    Horn shark is pretty common at MB as well.
     
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    Is this a midshipman? It was caught in Estero Bay down here in Ensenada. We think that is what it is. Just never seen one in this bay before.


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    Hard to tell without a bottom pic , but I'd say yes.
     
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    It had a white belly which is the weird part about it. The guy who caught it said he had never seen a midshipman with a white belly.
     
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    Midshipman in my book
     
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    Could it be a stargazer? I had someone tell me it might be that, and I found some photos that look identical to it which are labeled stargazer on google.
     
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    If you ever have any doubt of fish species , always take a picture of gillrakers. . we would need a better pic for certainty in this case..
     
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    Ok. There are more pics. I just don't have them yet. I will post them when my buddy passes them along. I was not on the boat when they caught it. They posted it on a local forum on facebook here. The guy is a captain in the bay here and knows his fish pretty well. He said he did not think it was a midshipman because he has used those as bait for sharks in the past. He said this one was different and he would send me better pics when he has them.
     
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    Like others have said, more pictures would help, but that picture above sure looks identical to the picture below, which is a stargazer...

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    Agreed. I completely forgot about this fish.
     
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    I'd say it's definitely a stargazer based on the striped tail. Thanks for sharing. That's an interesting fish.
     
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    Yes, and that's definitely not a midshipman based on body alone. Too hefty upfront.
     
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    also, missing belly bumps
     
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    Aren't they bio-luminescent? I swear that I saw one once with some lines glowing on its stomach...
     
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    Is this a Sculpin? I've never caught one this big, and it looks very different from all the little ones I've caught in the past. It was around 16" and caught in SD Bay

     
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    Certainly so.. Great catch..
     
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    Yes sir, nice one too. TACOS
     
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    Cool!

    She swam off to fill someone else's tortilla
     
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