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Small, 6-8" long, about 2.5" high, flat sided, silvery with a bluish tint, faint yellow stripes down the side, yellow edge on the anal and caudal fins.  Caught on fishbites with the bait rod.  Cute little guy but I have no idea what it might be.  Any help?

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5 hours ago, SteveZ said:

  Caught on fishbites with the bait rod.  

There's a clue..  

 

2 hours ago, smallbatch9 said:

Bait

Certainly worth a try..

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Wait..   White Perch.. Googled.  They have been stocked into freshwater impoundments, ponds, and lakes. On fishbites? Something is fishy here.. Maybe Marcus is pulling our leg. 

Has to be on the coast.. right?

I'll go with pinfish also.. since Steve said it.. lol

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In the process of figuring out that it was a pinfish I learned that they are indeed decent bait for reds.  If that sucker wants to chomp my fishbites again he's going in the bait box...

 

 

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27 mins ago, smallbatch9 said:

They actually sell them live ….kept in tanks down here in the south ……live line for snooks n reds

I read they're used for Cobia and King Mackerel in the south.

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I once used a pinfish under a float on the sound side in Hatteras and ended up catching a nice sized speckled trout. My buddy had done it before with success so i gave it try.  

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Another new one for me today:  cusk eel.  I had no clue but Bill tagged it right off.  My fish book shows 8 or 10 different ones but the illustrations are in black and white.  This guy was a nice golden tan.  After googling:  Striped Cusk-eel Ophidion marginatum.

 

Also got a double header with another pinfish and, surprise to me, a trout.  The pinfish got a 9/0 Big Eye and the trout got to go home to momma. 

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