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joe 06-06-2017 10:36 AM

Native specie of SW AZ: the Machete
 
https://inthecurrent.org/nsm/native-...month-machete/

BigPoppa 06-06-2017 04:14 PM

Very interesting, what a sick name for a fish

aztightlines 06-06-2017 05:33 PM

Cool looking fish....I know them as ladyfish

almostlost 06-07-2017 10:05 AM

I fished San Carlos, Mexico a few times and those were predominately what I caught. Kinda fun for the first few seconds.

Flashback 06-07-2017 11:27 PM

OK I've gotta ask- What happens after a few seconds? :o

Ed Mashburn 06-08-2017 05:19 AM

re:machete
 
Good morning to all- very nice seeing photos of that particular fish as being found in any part of Arizona. I have caught tons of those fish on the Gulf Coast. Very aggressive on the strike, fight hard for a short while, and then they poop and bleed like a stuck hog when you get them to hand.
Very unexpected to see them as being caught here. but they will run pretty far up rivers.
More fun than the law will allow on a 6 wt fly rod.
good fishing to all- Ed

Litespeed1 06-08-2017 09:59 AM

Very cool Pescado.

rickie 06-10-2017 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed Mashburn (Post 170086)
Good morning to all- very nice seeing photos of that particular fish as being found in any part of Arizona. I have caught tons of those fish on the Gulf Coast. Very aggressive on the strike, fight hard for a short while, and then they poop and bleed like a stuck hog when you get them to hand.
Very unexpected to see them as being caught here. but they will run pretty far up rivers.
More fun than the law will allow on a 6 wt fly rod.
good fishing to all- Ed

Yes! Boat captains around South Padre recognize them immediately and always say, "Ladyfish! Don't bring it aboard. We'll unhook it over the side." They don't want them crapping all over the boat.

M Lopez 06-11-2017 10:51 AM

The ladyfish in the Atlantic is a different species. They look similar but different species. I've never had a machete poop and bleed like a stuck hog, but then again, the vast majority of them throw the hook in the first leap. Lots of fun though.

almostlost 06-15-2017 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flashback (Post 170082)
OK I've gotta ask- What happens after a few seconds? :o

They make a couple weak runs then lay over from what I remember. Not very strong for a tropical saltwater fish. In my limited experience.


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