fish id - deep drop

fish id - deep drop

 

Hey guys, got these on a double header today in 300m.  Any ideas what they are?  Got me stumped and yeah the barotrauma doesnt help. 


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 Yellow tail Emp?

Sun, 2019-02-10 18:50

 Yellow tail Emp?

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 i have seen them somewhere

Sun, 2019-02-10 19:42

 i have seen them somewhere before, i think they were refered to as some kind of perch . cant be posotive tho

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Tangs Snapper

Mon, 2019-02-11 09:26

 Well after a bit of hunting I've discovered they are Tangs Snapper.  Apparently top grade eating.

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Mon, 2019-02-11 10:08

Were these caught in metro waters or further north?  If metro they are a bit further south than usual. They have been on here before but caught around Exmouth.

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 North east mate.  Off Cairns

Mon, 2019-02-11 17:00

 North east mate.  Off Cairns

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 Yep Tang snapper. We usually

Mon, 2019-02-11 19:17

 Yep Tang snapper. We usually get a few in coral bay.

They are sensational eating.

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 they are ornate job fish -

Mon, 2022-09-19 05:00

 they are ornate job fish - usually caught 150m and deeper - yes good eating too