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#11750835 - 07/30/16 10:06 PM fish ID
WFreeman Offline
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Registered: 01/15/12
Posts: 39
I figured this is a whiting...it has the signature goatee. I have never seen one that looks gold and has the camo like pattern. Have I just not caught enough or is this something totally different?



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#11751063 - 07/31/16 02:24 AM Re: fish ID [Re: WFreeman]
Canino Offline
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Registered: 06/27/06
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Loc: Mansfield
Whiting is an alternate name for kingfish or kingcroakers.
The silvery ones are gulf kingfish, the one pictured is a southern kingfish.

Obviously not the same as a king mackerel, which is also called a kingfish.

You can see the difference in the last picture on this page: http://gcrl.usm.edu/public/fish/southern.kingfish.php

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#11751115 - 07/31/16 07:19 AM Re: fish ID [Re: WFreeman]
WFreeman Offline
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Thank you! I knew I would learn something.

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#11751392 - 07/31/16 11:26 AM Re: fish ID [Re: WFreeman]
V-Bottom Offline
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Registered: 06/18/16
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On the East Coast of N.Carolina we called them Virginia Mullet...but here they are Whiting. Good table fare
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