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Old 05-31-2011, 06:04 AM
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We caught this fish in 2000 feet of water in the Bahamas. I have never seen one like it before and no one that we have asked locally could give a reasonable ID. Does anybody KNOW what this fish is?
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:31 AM
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Alfonsino.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:58 AM
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Big eye or glass eye snapper.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:38 AM
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:42 AM
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Definitely an Alfonsino, world record just recently set up here in Va for one.

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Definitely an Alfonsino. Mine looks atleast as big as his, maybe bigger.
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Yours, according to that cooler, is about 26 inches long??? YOU have the world record of whatever that thing is.
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Originally Posted by Miss Trial View Post
Yours, according to that cooler, is about 26 inches long??? YOU have the world record of whatever that thing is.
HAD the world record, until it hit the fillet knife. So...how does a world record fish taste?
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:20 PM
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Caught something similar last July of Padre Island, just a little smaller.
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Originally Posted by FishNFam View Post
HAD the world record, until it hit the fillet knife. So...how does a world record fish taste?
OUCH...if true that a real kick i the dick. Either way it's a cool fish.
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