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Now I'm confused! king? croaker? whiting?

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Kingfish/mullet/whiting same fish.  Croaker as mentioned totally different species.  Also has sharp gill rakers in addition to the "croak". 

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3 mins ago, Frank2104 said:

So these are croakers?   I could feel  a sort of drumming as I was unhooking them.

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No, those are Kingfish/Whiting.  Croakers have a loud audible CROAK.    They are both in the drum family. 

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30 mins ago, Frank2104 said:

I've been under the impression that kingfish=croaker=whiting. Judging from the DNREC fishing report today that aint so. Eric refers to kings and croakers seperately.

Two different species of bottom feeders...

 

Kingfish aka Whiting aka Roundhead (NC).

Croaker aka Atlantic hardhead.

 

 

Just so you know...

Rockfish aka Striped bass.

Spot aka Atlantic spot aka Yellow bellies

Weakfish aka Grey trout aka yellow fin trout

Specs aka Speckled Sea Trout

Reds aka Red Drum aka Channel bass.

 

I'm sure there are others.

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1 hour ago, JaseB said:

Kingfish/mullet/whiting same fish.  Croaker as mentioned totally different species.  Also has sharp gill rakers in addition to the "croak". 

Not here - kingfish, mullet and whiting are three separate fish:

Kingfish:

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Croaker:

 

croaker.png

 

Whiting:

 

whiting.png

Show someone how to catch striped bass and they'll be ready to fish anywhere.
Show someone where to go striped bass fishing and you'll have a desperate report chaser with loose lips.

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7 mins ago, TimS said:

Not here - kingfish, mullet and whiting are three separate fish:

Kingfish:

kingfish.png

 

 

Croaker:

 

croaker.png

 

Whiting:

 

whiting.png

I should have specified in AMERICA. 

 

You catch those whiting in the surf? 

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