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Old 09-18-2020, 04:14 PM
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is this??? .......thanks ......ICM

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I say juvenile ARS.
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Juvenile mangrove snapper
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Looks like a grey or mangrove snapper
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I vote not Mangrove snapper.

These are some I caught in the Keys a couple years ago.




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Some type of baby snapper
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Can you give a little background info on this fish? How/where you found it? I have a hunch what it is but would rather have more info before I say...
PS (for everyone)--- on fish IDs it can be easier to ID correctly if you can get all those fins to show too
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Capt. Amanda, cast netted it yesterday, around Fig 8.
Guys from Fla. forum think it's either a Lane or Mutton..... ICM
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Originally Posted by Ice Cream Man View Post
Capt. Amanda, cast netted it yesterday, around Fig 8.
Guys from Fla. forum think it's either a Lane or Mutton..... ICM
Those are certainly possibilities. I would have thought the dark spot more prominent on one of those but juveniles are tough
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Juvenile mutton
the spot is barely visible.
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Is it rare to catch Muttons this far north ? .......ICM
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Ok, I was with the Florida guys.
Lane have yellow anal fin, Mutton have a red anal fin that comes to a point.

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Originally Posted by Ice Cream Man View Post
Is it rare to catch Muttons this far north ? .......ICM
Yes, its rare and being a nerd I'm slightly envious!
Like you know though, there are no gates in the ocean so anything is possible! I remember at the Aquarium we had a Snook from the basin at FF and every now and again someone catches a Permit around here.


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I seem to catch a baby snook in my cast net every couple years. They are always mixed in with shrimp. Never caught a baby mutton though.
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There were some nice mutton’s caught offshore this summer out of beaufort
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Originally Posted by storytime View Post
There were some nice mutton’s caught offshore this summer out of beaufort
My buddy who mates on a headboat out of Murrells Inlet has sent me pictures of some stud yellowtails and mangroves and the occasional mutton caught from this one spot they occasionally hit in like 220 feet. Florida fish are definitely moving north.
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Definitely not a lane I've caught itty bitty versions of those - definitely snapperlike though way neat
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Crazy whats in the water right now... weve been catching 10-12" gags off the dock and juvenile cobia. Same general area.
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Yesterday I also caught a baby Gag, Last month I netted 3 Squid, ( PS they bite!!!! )
Last year I almost ran over a Manatee in my marina....... ICM

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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
My buddy who mates on a headboat out of Murrells Inlet has sent me pictures of some stud yellowtails and mangroves and the occasional mutton caught from this one spot they occasionally hit in like 220 feet. Florida fish are definitely moving north.
Last month I caught a baby Snook in the castnet around sunset beach bridge. I thought it was a croaker when it was stuck in the net bit once I got it in my hand it was definitely a snook.

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