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04-14-2011, 06:29 PM
Hi, weirdest thing. Caught both of these at once jigging in 50 foot of water today. What are they?

04-14-2011, 06:48 PM
Exhibit A looks to be a jolthead porgy. Exhibit B is a slippery dick/sand eel/haitian hot dog. The porgy is good eats, the sand eel, there's some debate on that but with all that blue water, there are better things to eat.

04-14-2011, 07:18 PM
Porgy and Slippery Dick. Porgy are pretty good, but fillet it otherwise it smells kinda funny.

Weird that you caught both at once, did you have bait on there? Those porgy can put up a fight when they get bigger!

04-14-2011, 07:37 PM
yeah I had bait on there. Was just playing around.
Thanks for the responses.
So are all porgys good to eat or on those big ones? I've caught some small 4-7 inch grunt size too but they look different.


04-14-2011, 07:41 PM
I don't know, I've only ate big ones like 2 lbs and up.

04-14-2011, 07:52 PM
That slippery dick is the best grouper bait around.

04-14-2011, 08:47 PM
What you cought in the 2nd pic are Hungry Fish. Pretty Day!!

Clear Solution
04-15-2011, 06:17 PM
the "slippery dick" is a type of tilefish. We catch a lot of them on bad bottom off hatteras. The one you got is about as big Ive seen.

04-15-2011, 07:48 PM
Blue line tile fish

Clear Solution
04-15-2011, 08:24 PM
not a blueline....

04-15-2011, 08:49 PM
Porgie and catfish/lizard fish hybrid

04-16-2011, 04:04 PM
Blue line tile fish

Come 50ft?

As already stated not a TF.

The Dude
04-16-2011, 05:25 PM
That is actually a sand tilefish.

76 Stamas
04-16-2011, 07:13 PM
We call that a Champagne Porgy. Definately going home to the table.

04-19-2011, 07:53 AM
First pic is a porgy, looks like a whitebone porgy. Second is a sand tile fish or"slippery dick", great grouper bait as previously stated and world record is just over 4 lbs.

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