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  1. #1

    What on earth is this?

    Caught this while fishing for bass in Brisbane river. It took a soft plastic on a spinner and took me ages to land it as it put up a great fight.

    It was over 45 cms long. Beautiful looking fish but when I tried to fillet it the flesh was sort of mushy (for want of a better word)

    I asked people at the boat ramp and we all came up with a list of what it was not - rather than what it is...
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    Re: What on earth is this?

    It's a tarpon mate.

    full of bones and not real good to eat. Great sport fish though

  3. #3

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    Wow! my first tarpon...

    I thought this was big but looking on Google they can grow bigger than my yak

  4. #4

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    That's a fairly good size one for Australia though mate....they get huge over in the states but rarely see them over 60cm here.

  5. #5

    Re: What on earth is this?

    2 kilo vanish on an ugly-stik. Towed me all over the place

  6. #6

    Re: What on earth is this?

    To me it looks like a herring.....a very good size one..

    This is a tarpon
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  7. #7

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    Definitely a Tarpon Wayneo just not a good photo.... I'm guessing he has taken the photo when he got home and the fins and tail have split....and its a bit tattered yours is fresh out of the water...

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    Re: What on earth is this?

    Yes, I took the photo when I got home. Once you said "tarpon" I Googled it and you are correct. The give away seems to be the tail on the fin in my hand.

    I caught no bass but this made up for it. First one is always good.

    Amazing what comes out of the Brissy river

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    Re: What on earth is this?

    Here is a couple more...
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  10. #10

    Re: What on earth is this?

    dam looks like a herring....tarpon have slightly different tail...dorsal fin...anal fins ....body shape....tarpon scales don't come off like herring scales ....

    I got a few tarpon last weekend ...all in the 50/60cm range
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    Re: What on earth is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by wrip109 View Post
    Caught this while fishing for bass in Brisbane river. It took a soft plastic on a spinner and took me ages to land it as it put up a great fight.

    It was over 45 cms long. Beautiful looking fish but when I tried to fillet it the flesh was sort of mushy (for want of a better word)

    I asked people at the boat ramp and we all came up with a list of what it was not - rather than what it is...
    check this out wrip. they can grow quite big. this one is still only a little one.
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    Re: What on earth is this?

    The giveaway is the filament on the dorsal fin as Wrip has said. 100% Tarpon http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/...ily/33#summary

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    Re: What on earth is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Si View Post
    check this out wrip. they can grow quite big. this one is still only a little one.
    Is there a fish in that photo??? :-)

  14. #14

    Re: What on earth is this?

    She can come into my Kayak but there would be no room for the fish

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    Re: What on earth is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by astro66 View Post
    dam looks like a herring....tarpon have slightly different tail...dorsal fin...anal fins ....body shape....tarpon scales don't come off like herring scales ....

    I got a few tarpon last weekend ...all in the 50/60cm range
    That one looks evil - check its eyes

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