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 I was trying to catch goggs/pilchards by Deerfield Pier and these guys were everywhere. They have been here for the past couple months. I’ve been fishing these waters for the past 25 years and have never see full grown schools of these guys. I’ve always caught the smaller ones here and there but never see schools like we have now. The big pilchards are gone and it’s like these guys took their place. 

I’ve never had any luck using them as bait and they have 2 spines on their bellies that are poisonous and make your hand numb if stuck by them. I’m curious to know if anyone has caught anything using them as bait?




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