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    Friday Macs Pompano

    Went out friday and caught six Macs and a Rainbow Runner. It was cold, windy and a bit choppy because of the cold front but the seas were not bad. Stayed on the first reef because it looked rough offshore and was catching fish.



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    Nice fish. And the rainbow runner is actually a yellow jack, Carangoides bartholomae.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandaferret View Post
    Nice fish. And the rainbow runner is actually a yellow jack, Carangoides bartholomae.
    Thanks.
    Its a rainbow the picture is not that good. Purple/blue line by dorsal fin.


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    nice!
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    Nice catch. Macks are great to eat when they are fresh.

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    Killing the macs nice work, I have still never caught a rainbow runner I hear they are good eating.

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    Nice macks! I'm not trying to be a party pooper, but look at a Bar Jack. They are decent eating and they have the bright blue line you're describing. Rainbow Runners are not that shape. They are similar in shape to mackerel and have a lot of bright yellow as well as bright blue lines down the side of the body. Not near the dorsal fin. Here is a rainbow runner we caught. Click image for larger version. 

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    You know I could be wrong the reason i call them rainbows is because someone else told me, and one time i was stopped by fwd and they said the same.

    p.s. I looked it up and it looks like a bar jack. Live and learn. Thanks ferret and captain.


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    Bar jacks sometimes are called rainbow jacks. Did you eat it? What did you think?


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    Bar jacks are good. Runners are generally farther offshore and a lot less common.
    Bar and yellow jacks can be very difficult to differentiate. Both frequently have a blue line under the dorsal and the main difference is a bar has a black stripe and yellow has yellow fins. Yellows also have a stouter body, which leads me to think the fish in your photo is a yellow.

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