Fish I.D. Please

Fish I.D. Please

Postby snowmaker » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:43 am

Caught as by-catch while collecting live foods. Size 3/4" - 1". Have had 3 weeks and eating bbs. I'm noticing they're getting somewhat bigger since caught.
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Re: Fish I.D. Please

Postby spawner » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:26 pm

Where are you collecting from?
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Re: Fish I.D. Please

Postby snowmaker » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:47 pm

I've been raking my net in and around the rock weed in 2' water depth. Been going to same spot near Biddeford Pool, Maine.
Latitude: 43.44251257751495
Longitude: -70.33990144729614

I mainly go for the mysids by net, then small crabs under rocks above low water line.

Also have 2 Northern pipefish (Syngnathus fuscus) I guess, that are eating Omega3 Adult Artemia (frozen). One of which is really putting on some weight and showing better color in the bands. Have had these for maybe 5 weeks.
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Re: Fish I.D. Please

Postby spawner » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:44 pm

They look like a tautog juveniles
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Re: Fish I.D. Please

Postby snowmaker » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:56 am

Thank you,
That would be neat. I haven't seen a Tautog since wreck fishing near Va. Beach. I've heard of Tautog up here, but have never caught one. Their one of my favorite tasting fish.

A guy up here that works in fisheries said it could also be a Cunner - Tautogolabrus adspersus (another wrasse).

From here:

http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/wdb/pub/specie ... 11-105.pdf

Young cunner (up t o 10 cm t o t a l length)
have a black spot a t the a n t e r i o r p a r t
o f the s o f t dorsal f i n rays (Bigelow
and Schroeder 1953; Liem and Scott
1966).


...an interesting read. I'll see if I can keep them going.

Thanks again!
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