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Caught at the atlas
Caught at the atlas
Caught at the atlas
October 20, 2017 12:40 pm EST
Location: 33.436N 77.743W
Wind Dir: N (10°)
Wind Speed: 6 knots
Wind Gust: 8 knots
AT Ps: 30.21 in (1023.0 mb)
Air Temp: 73°F (22.5°C)
Dew Point: 57°F (13.9°C)
Water Temp: 76°F (24.7°C)

Caught at the atlas
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mmddm
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Caught at the atlas Reply with quote

Caught several of these on top while fishing at the Atlas. Looks like some kind of Jack. Thanks in advance. I caught them last October  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.igfa.org/species/274-jack-almaco.aspx?CommonName=274-jack-almaco.aspx

Almaco Jack
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just pulled up the link. They weren't colored like the picture in the link. They were a drab grey color all over. No bands or stripes. Might be it tho. Thanks  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a blue runner to me.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ole Horse Eye Jack, thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what it is but is definitely not an Almaco.

Almacos are typically a very dark brown color. Darker than an Amberjack.
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely not a blue runner I've caught a few of them. Horse eye looks pretty close that may be it. I saw some in the tank at bps in Myrtle Beach but no one there knew what they were.. I would have thought they were jack crevelle but they didn't have any yellow at all. Looking like it might be horse eye. Thanks for the help  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pulled some pictures for comparison. I still say he looks more like a blue runner than a horse eye jack. But I'm no fish expert. I just look at pictures on the internet. The top fish is yours, middle fish is a blue runner and the bottom fish is a horse eye jack.

The more I look at it the more it looks like a BR...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its a blue runner
Ive caught lots of them in florida off piers with sibiki rigs and a few in NC out around weather bouys
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really nice photo job LWR. Thanks.  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stand corrected. The bony laterals near the tail were throwing me off. wtg
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

100% blue runner. The head alone gives it away in seconds that its not a horse eye kack. The horse eye jacks head has a much more pronounced drop or downward slope on top. the blue runners head is more of a gradual even drop to the mouth. Almost like a football.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stand corrected. The bony laterals near the tail were throwing me off. wtg
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the blue runners in had caught before were more colorful but the pic is dead on. We caught a bunch of them that day. Are they good to eat? Thanks for all the info guys.  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

never cared for blue runner meat, too bloody and soft
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmddm wrote:
I thought the blue runners in had caught before were more colorful but the pic is dead on. We caught a bunch of them that day. Are they good to eat? Thanks for all the info guys.


I ate one...one time. It was my last time. To me they are about like a reef donkey but without the worms. Some people like them but i think its one of those fish that you really have to take care of and then prep/cook right. There are much better fish to eat so any caught on my boat gets to live or is made bait.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I won't try it then. Thanks for all the info guys.  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bait!!! Kings to grouper!!!  
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've eaten one that was about 5 lbs or so. It was edible. If it was the only thing I had in the box at the end of the day, I'd keep it and eat it. There's better stuff, but it's by all means passable if grilled up and the dark meat removed.  
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