Strange fish ID

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FishyJackson
Strange fish ID
<p>Caught off dock on Long Island in Great South Bay, no idea what it could be, hopefully someone here can figure this one out, only picture I have of it unfortunately</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://fishyjackson.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/115039.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 281px" /></p>
the pyromaniac
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Is that a flatfish? That's
Is that a flatfish? That's what it looks like, and I'm thinking northern hogchoker to be exact. http://www.chesapeakebay.net/fieldguide/critter/hogchoker

 

 

 

Let there be fire!

FishyJackson
I actually didnt catch this

I actually didnt catch this fish so I'm not 100% sure, but I'm like 85% sure it's not a flat fish, its body type is more like a perch kind of fish I'm pretty sure

the pyromaniac
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If that's the case I have no
If that's the case I have no idea... Sorry...

 

 

 

Let there be fire!

perkinsdonald
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hmmm..
At first I thought it might be a flounder, but no. No idea looks like Its been dead for a grip.

 

 

The gods do not subtract the alotted span in men's lives the hours spent in fishing.

FishyJackson
according to person who

according to person who caught it, he threw it back alive, and it was about 2 inches long

pmk00001
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Sheepshead Minnow

Looks like a Sheepshead minnow ( Cyprinodon variegatus

FishyJackson
nice guess onthe sheepshead

nice guess onthe sheepshead minnow, I'm going with that, thanks