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Looks like a giant croaker!!!!!!!!!!
i believe that is a really big croaker thats interesting
It is definately not a redfish, guess again
The really big ones have a slightly reddish color and mouth more similiar to a redfish than a black drum.
100% positive it is a Gaspergoo. Catch them all the time that size in Verret. Fun as hell to catch, especially when they hit a crankbait.
Wanted to get this back on top. I was told that I was wrong and it is Not a goo. Would love to know what it is. It has got to be in the drum family though.
That appears to be the world record croaker...I hope u kept that fish and brought it to Wildlife and Fisheries! This is the web site with the Louisiana Records and the biggest ever caught was in 1972, 8 pounds...here it is...http://www.laoutdoorwriters.com/index.asp?pg=fr_list&div=3&wt=Saltwater&FishID=30
I thought the same thing , Looks like a record croaker.
I hope you weighed that fish on certified scales?
I never got a weight on the fish. It was probably over 20 pounds, everybody on the boat thought is was about 25 pounds
Maybe a croaker mated with a redfish or vis versa. nahhh
That's got be WORLD RECORD CROAKER. That fish is huge. Im glad it was caught in louisiana waters.
It is an Atlantic Sea Croaker. And it looks like a world record. I've caught them up to 5 lbs. but yours looks bigger.
I assume you must have let it go,but, by any chance, did you count the number of "barbels" under it's lower jaw..??? Nice fish..
nuttin but a spotless redfish
By the long pectoral fins, it resembles a black drum, but the golden shade reminds me of a croaker - but the markings are not on the scale pattern like a croaker. The general overall shape is definitely that of a croaker, but the spines on the dorsal and anal fins appear too heavy to be those of a croaker. Check out the shape of the eyes - they too look oval shaped like a croker! In the end, i would have to conclude that it is Goo with a golden tan.
That's a Gaspar GOO!
I caught this thing way out in Breton Sound.
It was me that caught this fish with LETO out at the cut in the rocks in breton sound. I caught it on the brown and green norton brass rattler, just fishing on the bottom bouncing it off the rocks. I have caught gaspergoo and it is certainly not a goo. It has the shape of a black drum and is colored like a redfish. During the fight I could see the fish under the water and was certain that it was a redfish, until it was boated and then did not have a clue what breed it was. Looked like a crossbreed. What do ya'll think.
that was a good fish to keep and bring to a LDWF biologist.
To me it looks like a red drum/black drum hybrid. However, as the spawning seasons for the two species (August-October for red drum and January-April for black drum) don't overlap, such a mixing of species were be very improbable. Texas Parks and Wildlife has crossed the two species in captivity and investigated the potential of the hybrid offspring in aquaculture situations.
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Well, judging from my expertise, it is definately a Goo (aka Gaspergou, aka GASPA, aka White Drum). I have caught these fish as far down as Vermilion One Million!!!!
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(Formerly HBIC (Head Biologist in Charge) At Grambling)
Da Boner really seems to have some credentials to justify his theroy!
Mais yea das a Goo. Ya'll call ya'll self sportsmen... Poooo I already caught 10 like dat in Bayou Coodrie. Near White ville. What you gotta to is put one of dem craw-fish on your hook with a big ol weight and chunck dat out like dat. Make sure you peel back dat shell, dem goo's love to suck on dat head. We call dat "TIGHT LINE-IN" Yall let me know how you do.
I caught one last year and brought it to a biologist he said it was a black drum. Some get a red color around this time of year.
Gaspergou, Freshwater Drum, Goo, Harvey canal bass, whatever you wanna call them. They, like the devil, go by many names. Unmistakeable. More bony than Brittney Spears circa 2001.
I can atest, without a doubt due to my lifelong aquantence with this particular species (very prevalent in my part of the world) So confident, I will offer five Norton Brass Rattlers and a Gatorfoot to anyone proving me wrong,that this a rankincounticus redneckunaus more commonly known as a Pearl River Rat. You can tell by the extremely tall forehead and the 24hr sunglasses, usually gives off a catfish like odor but sometimes smells like skunk. This one is fully grown. Before it lost its hair, I gaurantee it had a mullet. Now can anyone tell me what kind of fish it is holding.
I really don't think this is a goo, but on the other hand i am really clueless, about this one. itlooks like a black or even a extremly large crocker.
Talked to a guy at wildlife and fisheries and he said it appears to be a black drum but he was not for sure, did the fish have barbels under his chin?
Didn't ya'll ever catch bull croakers when you were kids!!! The proper name is "ATLANTIC SEA CROAKER". Never caught one that big though!!