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Thread: Red Drum? Red Fish? Spot? No Spot?

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    Red Drum? Red Fish? Spot? No Spot?

    Is the Florida Redfish and the Red Drum the same fish?

    Also, is it common for the Red Drum to NOT have a spot on its tail? If not, what kind of fish is this that looks like a croaker, but isn't a croaker?

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    maybe a whiting/kingfish

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    I would say yes!

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    Yes. No, but it does occur rarely. Kingfish aka whiting, aka sea mullet, aka channel mullet.

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    redfish,reddrum,bullred,channel bass,all the same fish.as for not having a spot,it could happen,as often i've seen them with multiple spots(upto 15) i guess there could be a couple swimming around without the spot.drum and croaker are in the same family and exihibit very similar responses to thier environment,including feeding at night,eating crusteaceans more than small fish,very strong for thier relative size,and when seen side by side they are kinda similar,tho the red will get much larger
    the dude abides........ " fish and visitors stink after three days";Ben Franklin.....

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    Aside from coloration, mouth size and fin arrangement they (reds and croakers) are pretty much the same fish somewhere in the 8-12" range.

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