Fishing Stage
Home Active Topics Newest Pictures Search Login Register
Main
Fish ID
Virginia Fishing
Page 1 of 2 next>
Jul 8, 2024 21:38:00   #
DCGravity Loc: Fairfax, VA (by way of Cleveland OH)
 
My son caught this off the public pier in Chincoteague, VA. Threw it back in. Anyone know what it is?





Reply
Jul 8, 2024 21:54:13   #
FourchonLa. Loc: Fourchon Louisiana, South Louisiana
 
DCGravity wrote:
My son caught this off the public pier in Chincoteague, VA. Threw it back in. Anyone know what it is?


DC. Looks like an oyster fish or toad fish.

Reply
Jul 8, 2024 21:58:34   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
FourchonLa. wrote:
DC. Looks like an oyster fish or toad fish.


I believe you're correct Stephen. Oyster Toadfish.

Reply
 
 
Jul 8, 2024 22:00:43   #
FourchonLa. Loc: Fourchon Louisiana, South Louisiana
 
Fredfish wrote:
I believe you're correct Stephen. Oyster Toadfish.


Fred, I’ve caught them before and they have some serious jaws on them for a small fish.

Reply
Jul 8, 2024 22:08:45   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
FourchonLa. wrote:
Fred, I’ve caught them before and they have some serious jaws on them for a small fish.


Lots of teeth too, I believe.

Reply
Jul 8, 2024 22:33:32   #
DCGravity Loc: Fairfax, VA (by way of Cleveland OH)
 
Thanks, Four and Fred. I believe you nailed it. https://a-z-animals.com/animals/oyster-toadfish/#single-animal-text
We only fish salt maybe 2 - 3 times a year, so every time's an adventure!

Reply
Jul 8, 2024 22:41:16   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
DCGravity wrote:
Thanks, Four and Fred. I believe you nailed it. https://a-z-animals.com/animals/oyster-toadfish/#single-animal-text
We only fish salt maybe 2 - 3 times a year, so every time's an adventure!



Reply
 
 
Jul 8, 2024 23:25:45   #
NJ219bands Loc: New Jersey
 
Nice 😊

Reply
Jul 9, 2024 01:58:44   #
Xfactor Loc: Wildomar ca
 
Sculpin?

Reply
Jul 9, 2024 03:14:31   #
DCGravity Loc: Fairfax, VA (by way of Cleveland OH)
 
Xfactor wrote:
Sculpin?


Hmm, Xfactor I see the resemblance, but the pix of the sculpins that resulted from a google search appear to have two dorsal fins while this guy had a long, single dorsal fin.

Reply
Jul 9, 2024 13:26:37   #
Greg facer Loc: Spokane wa
 
We call em bull head on the west coast, great striper bait.

Reply
 
 
Jul 9, 2024 14:19:49   #
Dream catcher Loc: Bracey, va.
 
That's a typical oyster, or mud toad. Not an eatable fish.

Reply
Jul 9, 2024 15:26:23   #
fctortella Loc: ocean pines, md
 
We call them oyster crackers. Pretty much useless!

Reply
Jul 9, 2024 16:17:37   #
Jross Loc: VA
 
I think they have a mildly poisonous sting from the dorsal fin, and are hard to clean. But supposedly they taste good fried !

Reply
Jul 9, 2024 22:00:26   #
Josephwroca Loc: Tampa
 
DCGravity wrote:
Thanks, Four and Fred. I believe you nailed it. https://a-z-animals.com/animals/oyster-toadfish/#single-animal-text
We only fish salt maybe 2 - 3 times a year, so every time's an adventure!


Huh. Think I caught one once. Didn’t know about the sting. Spines are on the gill plates if I’m reading right. And specifically says they’re good eating. Look a bit like stonefish, which have mortally toxic venom in their dorsal spines, or so I thought.

Reply
Page 1 of 2 next>
If you want to reply, then register here. Registration is free and your account is created instantly, so you can post right away.
Main
FishingStage.com
Copyright 2018-2024 IDF International Technologies, Inc.