Boating & Outdoor Photos - Help Me ID This Fish
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07-07-2012, 08:02 PM
Caught this in a lobster trap today... have only seen one other in a trap a long time ago. We were fishing roughly 10 miles off Marblehead, MA.
07-08-2012, 10:17 AM
Looks like some type of trunk fish
07-08-2012, 02:43 PM
07-08-2012, 02:44 PM
did you let it go?
07-10-2012, 12:18 PM
Yes, it was released... swam away like a little rocket actually. Here is the odd part that the pictures do not show so well. Most of his body was almost transparent... you could see most of his organs etc. I just thought it was funny it had a built in stand.
On The Edge 1
07-10-2012, 12:25 PM
Lumpsucker also known as a lumpfish
07-10-2012, 12:28 PM
Capt.Holiday great call. That is exactly it.
07-11-2012, 12:01 AM
just and interesting little side note, check this out.
About Massachusetts Bay, lobster pots are favorite resorts for them when set on stony bottom. For instance, W. F. Clapp tells us that one pot in every 8 or 10 will yield a lumpfish on the broken ground off the entrance to Duxbury Harbor, and they often hold to the lower sides of lobster cars, probably for shade. Occasionally one is found clinging to one of the poles of a trap or weir, though this is a much less common event in the Gulf of Maine than it is in Scottish waters, where they are frequently caught in salmon nets set along shore. Welsh notes one entangled in a gill net set off Great Boars Head in April 1913; they have (rarely) been found clinging to floating logs or inside a floating box or barrel; sometimes they strand on the beach; and there is at least one record of a lumpfish clinging to a mackerel.
07-11-2012, 06:00 AM
I saw one diving for lobsters off Manomet and boy are they ugly.