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Scorpionfish, inshore fishing near Stuart, FL
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Jan 23, 2023 08:29:33   #
KG Loc: Southeast Florida
 
My wife caught this thing while fishing for snapper. We looked it up, it says this fish is both poisonous and venomous. Pic quality isn't great, but we were worried about getting stung while handling it.







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Jan 23, 2023 09:47:21   #
kandydisbar Loc: West Orange, NJ
 
And I thought Sea Robins were ugly!!

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Jan 23, 2023 12:02:10   #
Billycrap2 Loc: Mason county,W(BY GOD) Virginia, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿฆ…
 
KG wrote:
My wife caught this thing while fishing for snapper. We looked it up, it says this fish is both poisonous and venomous. Pic quality isn't great, but we were worried about getting stung while handling it.


That were a couple of needle nose pliers come in handy ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ…

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Jan 23, 2023 13:23:47   #
NJ219bands Loc: New Jersey
 
Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ thatโ€™s scary.

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Jan 24, 2023 13:35:10   #
Big dog Loc: Bayshore, Long Island, New York
 
KG wrote:
My wife caught this thing while fishing for snapper. We looked it up, it says this fish is both poisonous and venomous. Pic quality isn't great, but we were worried about getting stung while handling it.


I donโ€™t know anything about scorpion fish, but that one looks like a toad fish

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Jan 24, 2023 15:15:30   #
JOS Loc: Florida
 
KG:

You got that right it is a scorpion fish and the only poisonous parts are the top spines. Just like the Lionfish we now have, very good to eat just use caution when handling. I carry surgical scissors with me while diving just to cut off the spins then bag'em for cleaning later. Always cut the spins tight to the back. The scorpion fish has a unique fat, and white meat it is very tasty. They also swallow small rocks for helping their digestive system.

Thank you for the pictures.

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Jan 24, 2023 16:43:26   #
Norman Havens Loc: Port Charlotte Florida
 
I've caught many of those fish in the Pacific ocean.
They are called sculpin and scorpion fish.
The dorsal fin spines are very painful if you get stuck by them.
They are very good to eat.
What were you fishing for when you caught it.

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Jan 24, 2023 17:20:53   #
nutz4fish Loc: Colchester, CT
 
kandydisbar wrote:
And I thought Sea Robins were ugly!!


Kandy... Ya musta been reading my mind.

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