Could it have been a Longnose gar fish? I could be wrong...
Maryland DNR - Fisheries Service - Fish Facts: Longnose Gar
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.
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.
Release the Hounds!
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?
Just checked not a lizard fish or houndfish. It had a pointy tail not a forked one.
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." By Henry David Thoreau.