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Saltwater Fish Id.

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I recently returned from a trip to cozumel and went fishing there. I had a hard time understanding the deck hand on what kind of fish this was and am looking for help. Thanks in advance.

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Looks like a Yellowtail to me. I might be wrong but it looks a lot like the fish that we caught when I was down there.

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As related to me by Mexican captains........

"Theres only 2 kinds of fish; billfish, and billfish bait".

Pretty sure that ones bait...:)

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Can't be certain by the photo but looks like a fish we call a blue runner which makes great bait for larger fish. We'd catch the blue runners and use them for amber jacks down in Florida.

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As related to me by Mexican captains........

"Theres only 2 kinds of fish; billfish, and billfish bait".

Pretty sure that ones bait...:)

You forgot the 3rd: sushi

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I've been trying to identify this fish:

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I caught it surf fishing in Montezuma Costa Rica. It looks like a baby grouper to me (square tail, round pec fins, bass like head), but I can't find a type of grouper that has white spots like this. Also, you can't see it in the picture, but I remember some spots being green. Maybe I'm wrong on that? Any help is appreciated.

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I did some more websurfing trying to ID this fish. It sure looks like a snowy grouper, but they supposedly live in 400+ FOW. This was caught in about 4 FOW.

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The second I saw that pic i thought "grouper."

Then when you posted suspicion it was a snowy grouper i took a look and agree, it sure does look like one. As you said they are deep water groupers, finding one in 4 feet would seem odd. Probably happens though.

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