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    Anybody to help me what kind of fish I cought, please ;-)

    Anybody to help me what kind of fish I cought, please ;-)
    Hi, it was my second visit of Aruba ans definitely - I like it !
    In 2005 and Jan 2010 I did catch three bonefishes. First two we've on the BBQ, in an alum foil with lot of lime juce, as suggested by a local and it was fine, but .. lot of bones :-)
    This year we just did fry the 16'' bonefish I cought and it was maybe better, bones were there ....

    Then, I cought another fish that I first tought it was bonefish, but latter I realized it wasn't. No bones, lower lip was longer than upper like baracuda, black stripe in the middle of the heavy body, very thick central bone like small finger, good fighter ... I have some pictures, but they aren't the best I've seen ;-), som guy took them on the beach with my camera to have a positive confirmation, at least - ha-ha, you know all these fishermen stories ;-) ...
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    Could anybody help me with the type of fish I cought, please ??

    Orline

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    Orline, did it have big teeth? I have to run out for awhile, but if no one else replies, I will try to look it up later. Shouldn't be too hard with the distinctive yellow bottom fin.

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    Angry

    You NEVER kill a bonefish, if you are a sportfisher. It is pretty rare and a very sought after fish especially for fly fishing, which people will travel across the world to get a shot at, and then very very carefully releasing it to the wild again.

    This is an example of why people stop giving advice on where to fish on Aruba.

    BTW. Your fish is a Snook.

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    It looks to be a snook... Not sure which one..
    Take a look at the pic's and descriptions.. Im thinking common snook?

    Fat Snook = http://www.acfishing.com/fishid/fsnook.html
    Common Snook = http://www.acfishing.com/fishid/csnook.html
    Swordspine Snook = http://www.acfishing.com/fishid/ssnook.html
    Tarpon Snook = http://www.acfishing.com/fishid/tsnook.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by kthy66 View Post
    It looks to be a snook... Not sure which one..
    Take a look at the pic's and descriptions.. Im thinking common snook?

    Fat Snook = http://www.acfishing.com/fishid/fsnook.html
    Common Snook = http://www.acfishing.com/fishid/csnook.html
    Swordspine Snook = http://www.acfishing.com/fishid/ssnook.html
    Tarpon Snook = http://www.acfishing.com/fishid/tsnook.html
    Are those fish even in the waters of Aruba,I just looked at a fish chart of Aruba fish and didnt see any snook...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DANNYO View Post
    Are those fish even in the waters of Aruba,I just looked at a fish chart of Aruba fish and didnt see any snook...
    Yeah Danny, Southern Caribbean, Central America and even some rivers in that area.

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    Why?

    Hello my name is Laurenz and I am a fly fishing guide on Aruba.
    The fish you've caugth is a snook.
    I can not believe that you kill bonefish ?
    The bonefish is a very special fish that is not good for food .
    It is a trophy fish for every sport fisherman like Permit and Tarpon!
    I hope that in the future you will catch and release like the rest of us!
    Greetings and good luck with the fishing.

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    ya know, maybe this person, a member of our community, orline.....maybe he did not know the protocol about bonefish.
    surely i did not know.
    please keep this in mind in future posts.
    andrea


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    I didn't know that either. If one of the locals told me how to cook it, I sure wouldn't know.

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