Fish ID please

Fish ID please

Out off Jurien today, bit choppy but had lots of fun catching at least a dozen of these critters. Will say it certainly made me work for it. What are they please?

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looks like butter fish to me

Sat, 2012-10-20 21:55

looks like butter fish to me mate, used to eat them as a kid, were ok

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Are they ok?

Sat, 2012-10-20 23:15

The fish in question, are they great eating or just average. The shape in the picture is a bit distorted, they almost had a whiting shape.

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it was along time ago mate,

Sun, 2012-10-21 07:43

it was along time ago mate, from when the shacks used to be at wanbro, we would swim out to the moored boat and catch 50+

most were for crab bait but we would fillet a few and cook em up in butter, salt, pepper.

they were ok from memory, simalar to herring.

cheers

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Western Butterfish

Sun, 2012-10-21 00:38

http://fishwrecked.com/content/fishwreckapedia?page=2

Western Butterfish - Pentapodus vitta

Western Butterfish are silvery-white with a distinctive curved blackstripe bordered by pale blue lines, extending from the snout through the tail, which is yellow.  The pelvic fins are moderately long reaching to or just before the level of the anus.  The lobes of the caudal fin are equal in length.

Western Butterfish grow to 31cms in length. 

They are considered average eating.

Western Butterfish are found only in Western Australia, from Geographe Bay north to the Dampier Archipelago, inhabiting sea grass beds and reef areas and near shore rocky bottoms of coastal bays.

 

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 good size for bait. 

Sun, 2012-10-21 17:23

 good size for bait.

 

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Good livies!

Thu, 2012-10-25 12:56

Had a ball using them as livies up at Shark Bay

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