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Caught a strange looking fish this weekend while porgy fishing in the western sound. Fish was about 6 inches long, very narrow body, a flat head with a v shaped mouth and sharp teeth. top of fish was brown, underside white. Anyone know what it might be? Thanks
 

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Need more Info. Did it have stripes & a piece of skin under its mouth. Then it could be a Northern King Fish. This happens alot when water temps are still warm. Only a guess?
 

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I caught a fish like that on the Capt. Bob in Mattituck while fishing porgies. The captain said it was a Lizard fish. It had brown speckles on it and a V shaped mouth with small teeth.
 

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OK, Thanks for the replys. A friend of mine who saw the fish also thought it might be a lizard fish. I guess there not that rare although not caught very often.
 

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Is there a differance between a "lizard fish" and a "hackle head"? From my understanding, a hackle head has poision slim on their teeth but has a description similiar to the above.
 

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I go with Lizardfish too. I caught one a couple of weeks ago casting a silver lure for snappers. When I released it, the thing kind of buried itself in the sand until I disturbed it (I didn't like the thought of those teeth by my toes.)
 

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A hackle head is a scuplin, same family as a sea robin. A lizard fish is totally different. Much more a wamr water fish.

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Anybody know of any sources (i.e. books, websites, etc.) that show pictures and have info. of such fish. Most of the books and sites I checked only discuss the more common species such as Bass and Blues.
 
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