Toothly eel like fish.

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    Default Toothly eel like fish.

    While researching a recent fish I caught I found this site and joined. Hope the members here can help me identify a recent fish I caught fishing in the Tangier Sound. I should have took a picture but I didn't. At first glance I thought it was an eel. But after a closer look this thing had a mouth full of teeth. I mean just like a baracuda. It was about two foot long. It was a brillant silver in color. Its dorsal fin ran the entire lenght of its body ending at a pointy tail. I searched the net but haven't found any close. Please Help.

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    Could it have been a Longnose gar fish? I could be wrong...

    Maryland DNR - Fisheries Service - Fish Facts: Longnose Gar

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    I'm sure it wasn't a Gar. It was very thin and flat in the body. And it dorsal did a rippling like action down its body.

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    Release the Hounds!

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    It's most likely an Altantic Cutlassfish.

    We catch a lot of these in the surf at Hatteras. We call them ribbon fish.
    Here's a full body shot:


    Bright silver with a fin running the entire length of their body? Cool looking but NASTY-teethed fish.

    Is that it?

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    Just checked not a lizard fish or houndfish. It had a pointy tail not a forked one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dech64 View Post
    While researching a recent fish I caught I found this site and joined. Hope the members here can help me identify a recent fish I caught fishing in the Tangier Sound. I should have took a picture but I didn't. At first glance I thought it was an eel. But after a closer look this thing had a mouth full of teeth. I mean just like a baracuda. It was about two foot long. It was a brillant silver in color. Its dorsal fin ran the entire lenght of its body ending at a pointy tail. I searched the net but haven't found any close. Please Help.
    Sounds like a ribbon fish. Very silvery, lots of sharp teeth more flat than round if I remember correctly. THey're caught mainly south of here. I caught 1 in Fla and another in SC. THey make great bait for king mackerel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveOsh View Post
    It's most likely an Altantic Cutlassfish.

    We catch a lot of these in the surf at Hatteras. We call them ribbon fish.
    Here's a full body shot:


    Bright silver with a fin running the entire length of their body? Cool looking but NASTY-teethed fish.

    Is that it?
    Now that's just freaking cool!

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