Stump Pass near shore plus need fish ID

Went out this morning for a few hours about 10 miles off of Stump Pass got a nice bunch of lane snapper, grunts, and porgy's. So very few dead fish from the red tide that has been around.

My buddy landed this freaky looking fish that I have never seen. It had a mouth kind of like a sheepshead and a very flat bottom. I went to pull it off the hook and it felt like I was touching shards of glass. It has a forked tail and a slight gold stripe down the side. But the bottom was extremely flat. not rounded at all.

Any idea what it is from the description and this crappy picture I took?


Capt. Wayne Stoutner
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