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Old 01-17-2018, 06:25 PM   #1
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Question Need Help Identifying This Fish

Hello! I see these all the time diving and some nice sizes. I was wondering:

Which kind of fish this is?
Is it legal to spear?
Is it good to eat?

It looks like a type of porgy? But not sure, never seen it in any regulations manual etc.

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Old 01-17-2018, 07:44 PM   #2
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Re: Need Help Identifying This Fish

J.head porgy. shoot em up
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:58 AM   #3
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Jolt head Porgy not that good tasting to me anyway the porgy's with less height taste a lot better
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They have a different texture than normal white flakey fish. Good in fish cakes. Follow the recipe on the old bay can for crab cakes but substitute crab with cooked fish. It doesn't flake apart as easy and it comes out nice.
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Re: Need Help Identifying This Fish

So what are the regulations? All you can catch? Or any size limitations?
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Shoot em up. No size limit. Take up to 200lbs
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Shoot em up. No size limit. Take up to 200lbs


The limit is 100 pounds per person. On unregulated species it is 2 fish or 100lbs, whichever is more.


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Sorry about that. Never really had to face that issue. I should of looked that up again first.
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