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octopus

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Thanks guys. I tend to call these needlefish, but I am unsure about their proper name. I think they are Belonidae, Belone - I would not know further specification. I also think that they grow up to 80-100cm. I caught these at Tenerife. They seem to be common world-wide, with slight variations.
They are surface fish. Bottom times are irrelevant and that is where list of advantages stops. Sneaking up on them, spearing relatively thin fish on never still surface within few second window...it is real challenge. As I am showing off now, I cannot tell you how many times I missed. :D
 

Whopperhead

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Here in 'Merica' they are called GAR Fish or Needle Fish. I believe they are a type of GAR Fish. Predator fish that like the surface. I've seen them for sale in Fish magazines and they sell them as "Needle Gar Fish".
 

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Aloha Octopus,

We have the same fish here. They are called hound fish or the hawaiian name is Aha. They are great bait to chum with. I noticed that when they are in large numbers, the onos or Wahoo are around too. The first thing our gang does is to dive in an shoot a few to chum with. Because the skin is so slick and shiny, it makes great chum and draws in all types of critters including sharks. But ou have to take the good with the bad.
Here are a few pcitures of what we shoot while chumming the Stick fish or AHa. You can see the end pieces on my belt.

ALoha,Daryl
 

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Hi Scott,

Those fish look similar to gar, but they are 100's of millions of years apart, evolutionarily speaking- the needlefish is far more derived than the prehistoric gar. The two fish look similar at a glance, but an indepth analysis would yield strikingly different morphologies - such as interlocking, ganoid scales on the gar; two dorsal fins on the needlefish; a premaxilla (jaw bone); a rete mirabile [organ capable of filling a gas bladder by taking gas out of the blood]; and many many many more.

If you are looking for a relative of the needle fish in Fresh Water, you needn't look very far. Next time you are in Mendota (or one of 1000's of other NA lakes), simply spend a bit of time exploring the surface of the water. You'll likely see a school of very skinny, silvery fish - Brook Silversides - a very close relative to those two buggers lying on the Cressi fins.

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PS. Great shots (and photos ;)) guys!!!!
 
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calinitalia

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I'm new to the site, and obviously missing something!! How can I see the photos, if there is no thumbnail? Like on many of Murats posts. Thanxs for any help!
 

spaghetti

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I'm new to the site, and obviously missing something!! How can I see the photos, if there is no thumbnail? Like on many of Murats posts. Thanxs for any help!

where you can't see them it must be because they've been removed by the poster, or because they were uploaded from an URL that's not working any more.
:)
 

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Yes Murat removed them, i wanted to see the dentex pics but alas they are gone.

Here's a picture of a dusky grouper, caught on sunday 16th March 08, weight 6 kilo 750g depth 11m,
 

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calinitalia

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Very nice! Unfortunately the weather refuses to stabalize long enough here to let the sea calm down enough to go fishing. 2 weeks now without getting in the water and the forecast does not look good for the next 5 to 6 days.

Happy Hunting!!
 

Mongrel454

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Nice Fish u have jace.
Hopefully i can post some soon, Well aslong as i can catch one that is LOL
 

Whopperhead

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Jace- Good Job! What is that fish in the 7th photo? Looks like a type of carp.
 

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I caught it off sydney in australia.
Its called a black drummer, very good angling fish for rock fishermen and also great for cave hunting. They grow around 9 or 10 kilos and are an awesome feed.

They are one of the best eating fish through winter in my opinion.

Btw i caught that one in a comp, it went 4.1kilo and got me some good points.
 

Whopperhead

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Down in Florida about to take the FIT course and we came down a little bit early to do some spearfishing on the Gulf Side- Here's some Pics from Tampa Bay.
 

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unirdna

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Scott, what kind of crab is that in the first photo? Tasty? Protected?

Jace, great shots! Those lobsters look like plastic toys - very strange compared to what I've seen.
 

Mongrel454

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Damn Jace are black drummers that good to eat?

I went out last weekend and literaly saw hundreds of them between 2-8kg...
I know what to do next time LOL
 

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I tought the same about those lobsters.

Scott, what kind of crab is that in the first photo? Tasty? Protected?

Jace, great shots! Those lobsters look like plastic toys - very strange compared to what I've seen.
 
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