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Old 06-06-2017, 10:36 AM
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Native specie of SW AZ: the Machete

https://inthecurrent.org/nsm/native-...month-machete/
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:14 PM
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Very interesting, what a sick name for a fish
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:33 PM
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Cool looking fish....I know them as ladyfish
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:05 AM
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I fished San Carlos, Mexico a few times and those were predominately what I caught. Kinda fun for the first few seconds.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:27 PM
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OK I've gotta ask- What happens after a few seconds?
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Old 06-08-2017, 05:19 AM
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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
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:59 AM
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Very cool Pescado.
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Old 06-10-2017, 09:02 AM
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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.
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:51 AM
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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.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:35 PM
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OK I've gotta ask- What happens after a few seconds?
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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