Mangrove Jack or Red Bass

Hello people, can anyone tell me if a Red Bass has teeth? Lately I have been catching alot of what appears to be mangrove Jack with the nasty looking teeth. The great book says that the two can be mixed up rather easily and in the pics they show them both and the Red Bass has no teeth. I went out for a fish today out around Rotto way and caught what appears to be Mangrove Jack at a tad over 40cm. Is it possible that they are moving southward from their normal temp waters??

Any info would be great

Cheers

Terry


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na i highly dought it was a

Mon, 2008-03-03 20:09

na i highly dought it was a mangrove jack, and red bass have huge teeth. do u have any pics

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I will try and get a pic of

Mon, 2008-03-03 20:12

I will try and get a pic of it. Can you eat Red Bass? I believe they have poisoness spikes or something like that. If so are they a good eating fish?

Cheers

Terry

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not a 100% sure but i think

Mon, 2008-03-03 20:17

not a 100% sure but i think they can get ciguatera Poisoning

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Ok, I was just looking

Mon, 2008-03-03 20:31

Ok, I was just looking through the "Perth off shore fishing" section and saw the same species being held up by one of the fellas. I did notice the black marking around it arse and it does look exactly the same as the Blackarse shown.

Terry

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Have a look at the 9th pic

Mon, 2008-03-03 20:36

Have a look at the 9th pic down in the bar on the right of screen (Fish Wrecked Tips) Titled "Perth off shore fishing"

Terry

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Blackarse are good

Mon, 2008-03-03 20:37

Blackarse are good eating
Watto069
So many fishing spots. Not enough sickies!!!!!!!

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thats a breaksea cod mate,

Mon, 2008-03-03 20:40

thats a breaksea cod mate, commonly known as "Blackarse Cod" very common off our metro waters! 

cheers
sam

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Cheers,

Sam

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Oh good to hear, thought the

Mon, 2008-03-03 20:49

Oh good to hear, thought the day may have gone to waste. Thanks for your help fellas. Will enjoy it even more now.

Cheers

Terry

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how big was it, there not

Tue, 2008-03-04 16:43

how big was it, there not the bigest fish but there deffinently one of the nicest

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It was a tad over 40cm. Has

Tue, 2008-03-04 21:29

It was a tad over 40cm. Has some good size fillets on it.

Terry

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Here is a pic of a nice Red

Wed, 2008-03-05 14:14

Here is a pic of a nice Red Bass for comparison.  Lots of teeth and bad manners.

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Thanks Steve, definately a

Thu, 2008-03-06 20:58

Thanks Steve, definately a Black arse. The tail didnt have as much of a vee and the obvious black spot around the arse.

Cheers Terry