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Fish Id help...

Discussion in 'Ohio River Fishing Reports' started by creekwalker, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. creekwalker

    creekwalker Moving water...

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    Went fishing today for sauger and lucked into some nice white bass :D

    Anyway, one guy in our boat caught something that I was not familiar with. After some searching the web and http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/fishing/aquanotes-fishid/fishtips.htm
    , I didn't turn up much, but I think it was a skipjack. I thought it looked herring like when he pulled it to the boat.

    Yeah, unfortunately it didn't make it into the boat so I could get a look at it. The only fish he had all day and he bounced it off the side and back into the water :p The quick glimpse I had was a purplish top and silver bottom and a herring like body and portruding jaw - fish was about 12-14" long. While searching, I found that skipjack are a kind of herring? He caught this on a white curly tail grub.

    Does anyone have a picture of a skipjack or a link to one and information on their size and how to fish for them?


    If it was a skipjack, I am surpised that it is not listed on the ODNR link above.


    Thanks.
     
  2. Chuck P.

    Chuck P. Here We Go Steelers

    SkipJack Herring..



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  3. creekwalker

    creekwalker Moving water...

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    That was it. I figured it was a skipjack, but I did not expect them to be that big since people use them for bait! Big bait = big fish I guess :)

    Thanks for the pics.
     
  4. Fishman

    Fishman Catch bait???


    I knew Mr. Fish posted this without even looking at who posted it, via the foot :D