What kind of fish is this...

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  1. Pooworker

    Pooworker New Member

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    Been surf fishing at san elijo state beach 34979.jpeg 34980.jpeg all week and caught this weird guy...never seen it before.
     
  2. WaterDawg

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    Wow ugly deformed looking thing. I've fished the ocean plenty but no idea what you stumbled into there.
     
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  3. ilovesprig

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    I was going to go with juvenile sea trout.....Never heard of a ocean trout in SoCal......The face thing is probably from being bit by a bigger fish or any number of things that cut off his upper lip....Are those teeth?

    Are you sure you're not in the Louisana?........lol

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    Yes those are teeth on the bottom, I don't think it was a deformity because the mouth closed completely. It's like it had a severe under bite.
     
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    looks like a duck head croaker, or more than likely a nuclear mutation being your so close to the power plant.
     
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  7. ilovesprig

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    Another picture of a spotted sea trout.....With upper mandible.

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  8. Ahidog

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    Definitely a wrasse of some kind cousin to a sheepshead


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    Looks like a fish that was hooked and someone decided to jerk it back.
     
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    Top lip was definitely ripped off and healed back like that
     
  12. steveo007

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    obviously a chuppa cabra fish
     
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    I think it's this


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  14. NBK

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    Sea Trout.
     
  15. WaterDawg

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    After looking at the pics I'd say wrasse who stuck his nose in the wrong crevice and met Mr. moray eel.
     
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  16. longbowhunter2

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    LOL I thought I have seen every thing out there. It ran into something and got away.to live an other day. Weirdest fish I have seen were kelp fish & lizard fish. But I have to admit lingcod are ugly too.
     
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    It's a female Rock Wrasse that had it's upper jaw torn off somehow. Very common shallow water fish here in SoCal.
     
  18. ilovesprig

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    And there you go....Thanks Way
     

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