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Species identity? Don't know what this is

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Can anyone identify this fish for me? I caught it this morning and have no clue what it is...
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Re: Species identity? Don't know what this is
Blue Fish
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Re: Species identity? Don't know what this is
Blue Fish
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Thank you sir, I've been fishing for years and this is the first that I've caught of this species.. any tips on how to catch mackeral??
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Re: Species identity? Don't know what this is
throw a chrome rattle trap or silver spoon with 20-30lb steel leader and a swivel on top for mackerel and bluefish. If you are at a rig use split shots to get in suspended or a holographic or silver jigging spoon 2-4oz and hang on!

Those small blues make great fish patties if you cut out the red meat and keep them in cold ice water, but the one you had is very small.
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Are there any rigs inshore (8-10 mi.) from the landing in cocodrie that you know of that could hold some mackerel or bluefish? looking to dig into a different species other than specks, reds, etc...
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any rig just outside of last island on the gulf side will hold them. Out of fourchron is your best best though because the close rigs will be loaded and there will be lemonfish and mangroves too. Out of whiskey pass is a bunch of rigs 3-5 miles out that are loaded too! Good luck. Post your catch.

Best lure in the book is a 3' silver or blue/chrome braid runner but they cost like $15 but I've caught 100s of blues/Spanish on one lure. Totally worth it. If they busting on the surface try a cheap suspensing or floating chrome jerkbait

wanna fill up the boat, toss out an Alabama rig, rigged with small spoons or plastics (but the rip up plastics quick)....you'll catch 5 fish every cast unless one or two fall off when lifting them in the boat.
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I have a 16' boat with 24' sides.. think that will cut it to make it to a rig right out of the pass in fourchon? Obviously not on a windy or high pressure day.. but would that be a boat of sufficient size to fish there?
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Re: Species identity? Don't know what this is
Ostrich fish...
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