Weird saltwater fish

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  1. ReallyBigMonkey1

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    While fishing from a pier in Panama city Beach recently the guy next to me broke his heavy saltwater rod in half hauling in this weird looking fish. I couldn't I.D. it. Anyone here know what it is? 20190816_124133.jpg 20190816_124155.jpg 20190816_124133.jpg 20190816_124155.jpg
     
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    Remora

    Is that the city pier? The one u pay to use?
     
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    Must have been a lite duty rod ?
     
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    Yes, city pier you pay to use.
     
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    Looked like a heavy duty saltwater rod to me.
     
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    :dblthumb: i was there in April visiting my BIL and nieces. Hoping to get back out there again soon.
    I caught a couple pinfish and some Spanish Mackerel.

    Found another nice bridge inland a bit up towards Chipley. Had the old bridge next to the new one.

    Probably trying to hoist it up.

    That pier is pretty high.

    Almost dropped myself and phone off the side tryin to take this! 20190418_130437_Film3~2.jpg
     
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    Yup, that's one weird looking fish!
     
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    Definitely a remora. I used to do lots of big game fishing down there and sharks are often covered in these. They hook themselves to predators and then feed on the mess when they make a kill.

    That suction cup on the back of his head is amazingly strong. I've had them stick to the hull before, and there is no way to pull them free.

    I can't verify this, but I remember hearing that some Polynesians learned that they could attach a rope to the tail of these and toss them out near a sea turtle. The remora would attach to the turtle, and they would pull it in. Again I don't know if it's true, but it's a great story! :)
     
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    What a horrible looking creature. Are they good to eat?
     
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    It looks like it has a shoe in its head.
     
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    I wondered that myself.

    Its in the same family as sharks and rays so I don't see why not
     
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    It's a fishcus socialist.
     
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    I have no idea. The guy that caught it was so disgusted with his rod getting broke he just threw it back and left.
     
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    That’s is called the Bailey Bridge on highway 77 in the City of Lynn Haven. It was left that way just for fishing. To the east of it you can see the Deerpoint dam which is more popular for saltwater fishing because of the mixing fresh and saltwater. It has a walkway down low for fishing. Hit me up if you find yourself fishing either it’s only five minutes from my house.
     
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    Next time I go down U got it!
     
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    Wonder if that's an indication of sharks by the pier?
    I've seen nice rods broken by guys grabbing the rod close to the tip when reaching for their line to pull a fish up.
     
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    U should see some of the pics on the board as u walk in!! To say there are sharks is an understatement!

    I saw a good size one ghost ride a surfer on a wave. Shark was bigger than the board.
     
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    They are decent to eat. Dense meat kind of like swordfish.
     
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    Oddest fish I ever saw caught in saltwater was a conger eel,and also an oyster cracker.They're ugly fish You can eat conger eel but I wouldn't eat an oyster cracker.Yuk!LOL
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    Oyster crackers have real strong jaws and will clamp on anything you put in it's mouth.
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    Toothy oyster cracker
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    Conger eel
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    Some call conger eel mock lobster.
     
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    That’s different from the conger eels we have here, actually what we call conger eels are sea pout! Growing up we caught lots of oyster crackers while fishing for blowfish, good advice keeping fingers away from those critters, some guys called them sally growlers. Not sure why.
     
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