What kind of fish is this?

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  • JettyparkJettypark Posts: 1,907 Captain
    I try them for bait a long time ago when i didnt know any better....snook won't even look at them LOL... and their sting isnt no way as bad as the leather jacket..
    i put it right up there with getting tag by a pinfish...
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  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 Officer
    bitshort wrote: »
    Definitely a Atlantic Bumper! Great call JohnD still tryin to figure out how people have over 2000 posts and still call this a pilchard!
    Aint no bumper! How can A member have a post count? Do you still suck your thumb?
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    whether it had happened or not.

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  • CNTNDERfloridaysCNTNDERfloridays Posts: 41 Deckhand
    hornbelly, feel the two spines on its belly?
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  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 Officer
    How do you hook them? Are they good bait?
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  • johnDjohnD Posts: 6,388 Admiral
    Popeye wrote: »
    How do you hook them? Are they good bait?

    You don't, and they suck for...I guess if I was playing "survival man" on a deserted island I would throw him on the fire lol.

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  • Native FloridianNative Floridian Posts: 702 Officer
    25 posts & I gotta do it?

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  • fichinthesouthfichinthesouth Posts: 54 Greenhorn
    Popeye wrote: »
    Did you catch anything useing them?

    i didnt even try they dont look like anything a fish would want it reminded me of a skipjack
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  • fichinthesouthfichinthesouth Posts: 54 Greenhorn
    i feel they look more like minhaden maybe what he was using bc snook will eat those
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  • Native FloridianNative Floridian Posts: 702 Officer
    i feel they look more like minhaden maybe what he was using bc snook will eat those
    Are you saying you catch Snook in the redneck riviera with menhaden?
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  • IntheslotIntheslot Posts: 288 Deckhand
    Butterfish, caught a nice Cobe on one offshore this year. They were too large for the Bonitas to fit in their mouth so it stayed out there uneaten long enough to get picked up by the Cobe.
  • fichinthesouthfichinthesouth Posts: 54 Greenhorn
    Are you saying you catch Snook in the redneck riviera with menhaden?

    haha no no no i travel alot and have used them before further south.
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  • fichinthesouthfichinthesouth Posts: 54 Greenhorn
    a cobia?
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  • Panhandler80Panhandler80 Posts: 7,829 Moderator
    All you need now is an R.C. Cola!

    (I've always called them moonpies. :) )

    Early on somebody said Atlantic Bumper, and this is correct. I have seen them schooled up very thick (all moonpies) outside some bays here in NW Florida. I have taken them offshore twice. I have caught red grouper (doesn't mean much, does it?), AJs and kings on them. They are NOT a very good bait, though. When I caught the kings and AJs on them, the fish were super-thick. I probably could have caught kings and AJs on a pop top that day.
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  • bitshortbitshort Posts: 241 Deckhand
    Atlantic bumpers are very plentiful in South Florida and there are many fish with 2 spines on there belly. Including gogg's,Hard tails, Skippies and many more bait fish.
  • bitshortbitshort Posts: 241 Deckhand
    Just for your info 1st pic Bumper 2nd is pilchard
  • RondoRondo Posts: 762 Officer
    looks like a juvie hornbelly
  • dtobiasdtobias Posts: 733 Officer
    Caught a bunch in my castnet a few weeks back when I was throwing on some finger mullet in the ICW. Not sure.....could be a leather jacket, but they are usually more elongated, but this could just be a younger/smaller version?
  • dtobiasdtobias Posts: 733 Officer
    Atlantic bumper.....should have read more of the post before replying........
  • sam50sam50 Posts: 499 Officer
    it is a horn belly....and they suck as bait never caught a **** thing on one
  • MoondawgMoondawg Posts: 214 Officer
    Just 'cause the sun don't shine, doesn't mean you can't go fishin'..
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  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 Officer
    What we all said? thanx
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    whether it had happened or not.

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  • bitshortbitshort Posts: 241 Deckhand
    :signsAin't no bumper!
  • VeroBeachVeroBeach Posts: 15 Greenhorn
    I know this is old, but Sharks and Tarpon love these things. Every time i throw a live one out it gets snagged by a shark unless a tarpon gets it first. Other than that, nothing will touch them.
  • capeanglercapeangler Posts: 586 Officer
    bitshort wrote: »
    Definitely a Atlantic Bumper! Great call JohnD still tryin to figure out how people have over 2000 posts and still call this a pilchard!

    LOL

    They suck for bait.
  • waldnerrwaldnerr Posts: 995 Officer
    Like others have said, it's an Atlantic bumper, Chloroscombrus chrysurus. The black spots on the fish's caudal peduncle and the upper rear margin of the operculum are characteristic of this species of jack (family Carangidae). Like some other jacks such as the leatherjacket (sometimes mistakenly called skipjack), Oligoplites saurus, the Atlantic bumper possesses what are possibly venomous anal spines.
  • mandaferretmandaferret Posts: 932 Officer
    Bumper taste good. If you get some of the larger ones that are about a foot or so you can smoke them. They taste somewhere between a spanish mackerel and a lookdown.
    Seeing this in the original post and others in reports from other regions, what is an LY? Never heard of anything in the SE being called that.
  • Last ChanceLast Chance Posts: 116 Officer
    I have got to agree they are Tarpon Candy. The guys that fish off the Redington Long Pier on the west coast will fight over them when someone jigs one up.
  • sk018sk018 Posts: 2,814 Captain
    butter fish
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