Help me id this fish !

Help me id this fish !

Hi guys caught this on a Darwin fishing charter, not sure what its called.  Any help would be much appreciated. thanks

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some type of sweetlip is my

Wed, 2009-08-19 20:07

some type of sweetlip is my guess??????????

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one of those sand bass

Wed, 2009-08-19 20:12

one of those sand bass things??

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Wed, 2009-08-19 20:17

slatey sweetlip for sure. Pretty poor if the charter can't id the fish they are pulling up.




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Wed, 2009-08-19 20:29

Generally called slate snapper, can be eaten if bled and spiked immediately and straight on cold slurry. Can't comment on the taste, but a few people keep them, they generally ask the same question though - what is it. ;)


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thanks guys, the charter

Wed, 2009-08-19 20:34

thanks guys, the charter mentioned the name but i forgot...

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Painted Sweetlip... taste

Wed, 2009-08-19 21:33

Painted Sweetlip... taste like garbage.

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Mother in Law fish.Because

Thu, 2009-08-20 06:14

Mother in Law fish.Because thats who you normally give them to.


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sand snapper / sweetlip / mother inlaw fish

Thu, 2009-08-20 06:36

got one of those off dampier - there sposedto be crappy eating

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We cut a slate snapper up

Thu, 2009-08-20 07:45

We cut a slate snapper up for bait in exmouth. My god those things smell horrible, even fresh. If I gave to to my MIL-equivalent, I'd get slapped!


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Thu, 2009-08-20 08:57

slatey sweetlip just saw the same fish pop up in the random image frame:

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they actually cooked it up

Thu, 2009-08-20 11:02

they actually cooked it up on the spot for me, tasted great. maybe cause it was so fresh.

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not sure about that , but

Thu, 2009-08-20 16:38

not sure about that , but the fish in the back ground with the grey hat doesnt look bad ;)hehehe