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 Post subject: Funny Fish
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:03 am 
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Got some unusual species?

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How about this one?

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It's a giant needle fish, commonly called a "stick fish" in Hawaii. Hawaiian word is aha.

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Drop your bait in shallow near the reef and these buggers will eat it every time.

Even the fish world is part Charlie Brown. Here's the trevally version of Pig Pen . Black Jack:

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Not sure if it was a true Black Ulua, snout looks pretty smooth versus indent. But it was around 35 lbs.

What about some of those California ugly looking things that still taste pretty good?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:28 am 
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Here's an unusual one I caught today. The body was very ribbon like, and actually extends several inches past my left hand.

A snake makerel

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According to Jim Rizzuto a member of the gempylid fish family.
There are 24 different species and this is one is the most common off the Kona coast.
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They are usually deep feeders caught at night. Jim states it was interesting that this one was up on the surface.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:45 pm 
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After some debate the above fish has been identified as a long nosed Lancet.

Rare for Hawaiian waters. No state record, so I put in for one. Will see what happens.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:26 am 
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Anyone guess what this is?


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Mahlolo- Hawaiian for flying fish. I'll try to get a better shot next catch with th wings spread.

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 Post subject: Re: Funny Fish
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:04 pm 
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Well these arn't funny, but maybe unusual for a midwestern type.

How about a kaku? (barracuda)

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Don't east coasters have these false albies I believe (kawakawa). This one was pretty fat.

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 Post subject: Re: Funny Fish
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:15 am 
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Nice fish Dan. Definitely a wide range of species (and looks)

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 Post subject: Re: Funny Fish
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:32 pm 
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Very neat pics, I have never seen a snake mackeral

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 Post subject: Re: Funny Fish
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:18 pm 
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Geez, the looks of some of those would give me nightmares :)


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 Post subject: Re: Funny Fish
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:58 pm 
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Very nice! That fist one looks like what we call a Hound Fish in florida. They can swim and get up out of the water except for the tip of the tail. I have almost been hit by one while in the kayak.


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 Post subject: Re: Funny Fish
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:53 pm 
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Well I'm just a few years late getting a followup shot of a malolo.But here it is.

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Again caught on a pink nehu.

A fellow Hobie yaker also caught one in the same vicinity using bait. He then sent his down and caught a mahi. Me? Nothing. Didn't get a hit on my briddle rigged fish. Other guy just used a nose hook. Not sure if the aku (skip jack bridle) didn't interfere with bait action, as unlike other bait fish in tuna family (aku, shibi, etc) the malolo eyes popped out undertrolling pressure.

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 Post subject: Re: Funny Fish
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:18 pm 
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AlohaDan wrote:
Well I'm just a few years late getting a followup shot of a malolo.But here it is.

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Again caught on a pink nehu.

A fellow Hobie yaker also caught one in the same vicinity using bait. He then sent his down and caught a mahi. Me? Nothing. Didn't get a hit on my briddle rigged fish. Other guy just used a nose hook. Not sure if the aku (skip jack bridle) didn't interfere with bait action, as unlike other bait fish in tuna family (aku, shibi, etc) the malolo eyes popped out undertrolling pressure.

That's a wild looking fish. I need to get out in the salt one of these days.

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 Post subject: Re: Funny Fish
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:37 pm 
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West Coast - California - Sheephead caught Sept 2011 near La Jolla


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And our colorful lingcod

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 Post subject: Re: Funny Fish
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:13 am 
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Hello AlohaDan :wink:

Those are some nice Fish.

A hug.

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 Post subject: Re: Funny Fish
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:27 pm 
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Looks like you had a great day of fishing :D

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