Yesterday were fishing some canals in south west Palm Beach County. While fishing the north bank of the canal I saw a large fish, 30 inches or more, that looked like a small nurse shark or a cobia. We startled it so only got a quick look at it. It made such a splash that I wrote it off as a small gator because I could not believe my eyes.
A few moments later Nick and I drifted up to an open spillway where we both saw 2 of these fish swim under the boat. We could not believe our eyes. These were not the big black sucker fish we often see fishing canals. They were a tan color, a little lighter than a typical nurse shark. They were not Bowfin or Snakeheads. Has anyone ever seen these or know what they could be?