Blue Spot Trout

I'm struggling to find the best pic of this lovely fish. The guy was fairly new to fishing so he was pretty stoked!

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wow, great fish and even

Sat, 2012-04-07 18:24

wow, great fish and even better conditions, i dont think the water could get more flat, nice work

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That is a excellent pic

Sat, 2012-04-07 18:35

beautiful looking fish ...look at the water .. ...one day one day ,I'll get me one of those well done

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wicked fish

Sat, 2012-04-07 18:37

 wicked conditions

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excuse my stupidity but what

Sat, 2012-04-07 19:02

excuse my stupidity but what is the difference between a coral trout and a blue spot, i thought coral's had many colours similar to the pic

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They are very similar. The

Sat, 2012-04-07 19:30

They are very similar. The Bue Spot or Chinese Fottballer is plectropomus laevis and the common Coral Trout is plectropomus leopardus. There's a few more too that we get like the Bar Cheek or island Trout, plectropomus maculatus.

 

google each one and see the pics.

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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ok they still

Sat, 2012-04-07 19:33

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ok they still look way to similar

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wicked picwhat camera??

Sat, 2012-04-07 19:48

wicked pic

what camera??

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agreed, sorry for the

Sat, 2012-04-07 20:17

agreed, sorry for the pathetic comments previous

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relax mate nothing wrong with

Sat, 2012-04-07 20:46

relax mate nothing wrong with asking question!

 

 

Great Pic and fish mate. Got to be a contender for pic of the month

 

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yeah but i dont want to ruin

Sat, 2012-04-07 20:51

yeah but i dont want to ruin this post like others have previous. its just a honest question

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As Bunny mentioned

Fri, 2014-01-24 12:41

there is a few scientific names. But to make it easier to understand, all the various names are Coral trouts. So whether it is a barcheek, blue spot, footballer etc, they are still coral trout. There is some colour variation and I suspect that is where the confusion comes from.

Straight from Wiki:

Species[edit]

Dont get confused by the Yankie name, coralgrouper = coral trout

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All good mate. See the link

Sat, 2012-04-07 21:12

All good mate. See the link to the report below. It has a side shot of the fish. Note the darker colours compared to a Leopard and the lighter bands. When smaller they are a brilliant yellow instead and also the pectoral fin is dark where on the Leopard trout they are translucent. Also the spots on the Leopard are smaller. I'll dig up some comparison pics of ones we ahve gotten over the years and make a post. Once you catch a few you can spot them a mile off.

 

http://fishwrecked.com/forum/finally-got-out

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Blue Spot!

Fri, 2014-01-24 12:19

Hey! Love to see an honest question any day Fatboy!!
Top answer to it too. By the way, good work on all counts Bunny

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That is a stunning photo

Fri, 2014-01-24 12:42

of a stunning fish bunny. Anyone would be proud of the fish and photo.

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Says it all

Fri, 2014-01-24 13:15

 And that pretty well sums up why we love fishing. Great shot!

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Well, live and learn. I

Fri, 2014-01-24 16:10

Well, live and learn. I always thought that the footballer trout was black and yellow. Apparently not so, its more to do with the patterns on the fish rather than the colouration. Yes ?

 

 

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Sorry, forgot to mention.

Fri, 2014-01-24 16:12

Sorry, forgot to mention. Great fish and great pic. Thats a photo on the wall for sure !