Deep Drop fish ID

Partner caught this in 1100' off Cat Cay today, snake mackerel? Escolar?

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  • Lucky Hook IILucky Hook II Posts: 476 Deckhand
    It is an Atlantic Scumbrum (I think that's how it is spelled.
    Capt. Jorge Fernandez
    www.luckyhookcharters.com
  • RonimRonim Posts: 22 Greenhorn
    Cool looking fish. Wouldn't want my fingers in there
  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 4,116 Captain
    Atlantic Scombrops. Just axe me.

    “Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway

  • pottydocpottydoc The thriving metropolis of Umatilla Posts: 2,732 Captain
    What Conchy said. And what you get in a lot of Bahamian restaurants when you order grouper.
  • fish in the boxfish in the box Posts: 68 Deckhand
    Bluefish on steroids!
  • dpdashdpdash Posts: 5,359 Admiral
    I'm sure its delicious, thanks
  • dmddmd2580dmddmd2580 Key West, TampaPosts: 1 Greenhorn
    Can anyone help identify two different species recently caught while deep dropping off Key West in 6-700' 
    Both were delicious, but unknown to anybody who saw them, locally.



  • blakhawkdocblakhawkdoc Posts: 212 Deckhand
    Interesting fish. Thanks for sharing.

  • JustKeepSwimmingJustKeepSwimming Posts: 215 Deckhand
    edited September 2018 #10
    Can anyone help identify two different species recently caught while deep dropping off Key West in 6-700' 
    Both were delicious, but unknown to anybody who saw them, locally.



    The photo labelled Yellow long tail is likely to be a species of odontanthias (Anthias woodsi maybe)

    Not sure about the other fish at the moment. 
  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 4,116 Captain
    Can anyone help identify two different species recently caught while deep dropping off Key West in 6-700' 
    Both were delicious, but unknown to anybody who saw them, locally.



    The photo labelled Yellow long tail is likely to be a species of odontanthias (Anthias woodsi maybe)

    Not sure about the other fish at the moment. 
    Yep, Swallowtail Bass and the other is a Hake, Either Gulf or Southern, probably Southern Hake. Good eating but a tad mushy. Best to let it firm up before and after cleaning. It make great beer battered fish and chips. Never eaten a Swallowtail but others in the same family like the Longtail Bass are good.

    “Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway

  • Flight RiskFlight Risk Posts: 2,464 Captain
    edited September 2018 #12
    ^^^  What Conchy said:  I vote for the Southern Hake. 
    I saw a pic of the 'long tail' that someone caught on the Yankee Capts. Forgot the name, but I think you are right on with Swallow Tail...
    That Scombrops is a gnarly looking critter...
    (love these kind of posts where you learns something)
    PS - Where's Uncle Buck these days?  He's a fish ID guru too...

    Pura Vida!
  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 4,116 Captain
    Here is another fish in that colorful Bass family that I caught off of Pompano in just under 600'. This one is called a Yellowfin Bass

    “Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway

  • Conchy CritterConchy Critter Posts: 1,916 Captain
    edited September 2018 #14
    Longtail Bass (Hemanthias leptus) caught of Tortugas
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