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So I thought these were Pompano, never saw one and obviously never caught one. 
These I caught with a cast net. Walking down to the beach to cast the rods I saw fish scattering everywhere. I thought they were Spot. 
So I went up to the truck and got the cast net. Could have got all I wanted. 
Now the question, are these Butterfish? 
people have said they are. 
Pictures I’ve looked at the surely could be. 
Thoughts? 

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On 8/28/2021 at 7:51 AM, cwslagle said:

I think I saw this post on facespace, nice day! I will be down the second week in Sept. Hoping for some action. What kinda set up were you using? 

8 and bait rods, kingfish rods. 
only one small Kingfish and a shark bite off on 80 Lb 

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26 mins ago, delaware surfman said:

So I thought these were Pompano, never saw one and obviously never caught one. 
These I caught with a cast net. Walking down to the beach to cast the rods I saw fish scattering everywhere. I thought they were Spot. 
So I went up to the truck and got the cast net. Could have got all I wanted. 
Now the question, are these Butterfish? 
people have said they are. 
Pictures I’ve looked at the surely could be. 
Thoughts? 

They sure look like the butterfish we see in New England . Great on the table or as bait !

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They are pompano based on those 5 little spikes in front of the dorsal fin. Butterfish do not have the spikes in front of the dorsal.

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1 hour ago, Catch This said:

They are pompano based on those 5 little spikes in front of the dorsal fin. Butterfish do not have the spikes in front of the dorsal.

Went and googled them and I think Catch This is right. I never how realized how closely they resemble each other when small. Learn something new every day.

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17 hours ago, Catch This said:

They are pompano based on those 5 little spikes in front of the dorsal fin. Butterfish do not have the spikes in front of the dorsal.

Yes the absolutely had spikes in front of the dorsal fin. 

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8 hours ago, hot tuna said:

You'll probably get alot of toothy critters or rays next 2 weeks ...after that...any big run offs should be taken seriously ! 

You're probably right.   But I wouldn't wait to take a run seriously.  Cobia is a big possibility and who knows what that storm brought with it.

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Any recent reports minus flies? Heading down this weekend weather permitting. Was going to soak the standard bunker, sand fleas, shrimp, backed with Blood Worm Fishbites. 

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4 hours ago, cwslagle said:

Any recent reports minus flies? Heading down this weekend weather permitting. Was going to soak the standard bunker, sand fleas, shrimp, backed with Blood Worm Fishbites. 

Fished last night 5-10 pm. All outgoing. 
not a thing to show for it, nothing.  Crabs musta been eating bait off as it was gone quick. Fresh bunker, fresh mullet, blue crabs was the bait used. Had clams and fleas. They never saw any action. 
Good luck, 

Oh, and the flies were not bad, south, southeast breeze at 12 or so. No green heads, just black biting flies. 
But the mosquitoes at air up swarmed bad and about ate me alive. 

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