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    Whitting......sea mullet?? King fish??

    It has always amused me when someone says,"any kings?Then someone repliesw with,"yep!,we are reeling them in like crazy on shrimp!"

    from cape fear south a kingfish is a kingmackerel.A mullet is a jumping fish often used to catch king mackerel.a sea mullet is a whitting


    farther north a kingfish is a whitting and a seamullet is a whitting.seamullet??

    is there a river mullet or pond mullet?? Always got a kick out of the different names given to fish along our coast.

    myrtle beach-----spot tail

    north of cape fear---puppy drum


    ITS A FRIPPIN WHITTING PEOPLE!!! not a king! not a frippin sea mullet.

    next time someone asks me for mullet(for cut bait) to catch WHITTING im going to fillet a whitting and give to them...opps you call it a sea mullet!!hahahahaha

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    ya outta learn to spell it before you get your panties all twisted up about something... it's whiting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogey moe View Post
    ITS A FRIPPIN WHITTING PEOPLE!!! not a king! not a frippin sea mullet.
    The common name for "whiting/sea mullet" (local names) is gulf, northern and southern kingfish depending on the species... so when someone says they're catching kingfish on shrimp they aren't wrong.
    The confusion begins with the local names for both kingfish and king mackeral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyoung490 View Post
    The common name for "whiting/sea mullet" (local names) is gulf, northern and southern kingfish depending on the species... so when someone says they're catching kingfish on shrimp they aren't wrong.
    The confusion begins with the local names for both kingfish and king mackeral.
    ding ding ding! We have a winner!

    But y'all forgot one name:
    Smack Mammy Good
    Well, %@#&^*!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bubba View Post
    ding ding ding! We have a winner!

    But y'all forgot one name:
    Smack Mammy Good
    You know the only thing that gets the good doctor wound tight without his pills is mentioning sea mullet/whiting/kingfish/virginia mullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogey moe View Post
    ITS A FRIPPIN WHITTING PEOPLE!!! not a king! not a frippin sea mullet.

    next time someone asks me for mullet(for cut bait) to catch WHITTING im going to fillet a whitting and give to them...opps you call it a sea mullet!!hahahahaha
    Uhhhh, there's nothing wrong with calling fish by their correct names.

    Pretty funny that you think the rest of the coast is wrong just because you have assigned the actual names of completely different species to a single fish and refuse to call a Kingfish by its real name .

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    When in Rome....

    When in Florida I talk about Whiting.

    When I'm on the OBX, I'm catching Sea Mullet.

    When I'm fishing DE or MD, I'm catching Kingfish (mostly Southern but sometimes Northern).

    I think it's kind of neat that different regions have different names for the same fish. Ya just gotta know what the locals call them that's all.

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    Tweed is right! They're tasty, and the wife likes em even more than me! Figger it out...

    But while we're on it, here in the Tidewater area they are refered to as roundheads. I haven't heard the term much outside of here. Anyone know about that?
    Well, %@#&^*!

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    roundhead at topsail too

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    yep i grew up callin them tasty little suckers roundheads. when i moved down to the outerbanks they looked at me funny when i said roundhead. nobody knew what i was talking about. now people in va look at me funny when i say sea mullet. i caught 2.5 lb sea mullet last fall in the surf, i want to get out on ovp and catch another. i talked to some kids down the street and they caught a mess of them out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mppheel View Post
    roundhead at topsail too
    not to be confused with the hardhead or jumping mullet...

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    Another one that I like is the menhaden. In the Northeast they are bunker. In North Carolina they are menhaden. South of the line they are pogies.

    People give me all manner of strange looks (except Hoss the German) when I say menhaden or bunker down on CG.

    Evan

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherman23 View Post
    Another one that I like is the menhaden. In the Northeast they are bunker. In North Carolina they are menhaden. South of the line they are pogies.

    People give me all manner of strange looks (except Hoss the German) when I say menhaden or bunker down on CG.

    Evan

    Ok, now I know what your talking about.

    When the blues hit them, it looks like someone poured hot lard in the water.

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    Roundhead for me. Anyone know the history behind that name?

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    Let's see,

    Sea Mullet, Round Head, Virginia Mullet, Whiting

    Puppy drum, Drum, Channel Bass, Spot Tail Bass, Red Fish, Red Drum

    Speckeled Trout, Specks, Spotted Sea Trout

    Gray Trout, Weak Fish, Tide Runners

    Spot, Spot, Spot, Spot, Spot

    Hey, there's something we all agree on.

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    Go to Kroger Grocery, open the Fish Freezer and look at what they have.

    They don't have Kingfish, they don' t have sea mullet, they have Whiting Fillets.

    So the commercial name is Whiting and Kroger is not just a local Food Chain they are all over the Eastern Coast

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    How bout Sea Monkey or Drum/stiper candy, lil samiches, or tasty critters. These all refer to sea mullet as well!

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    GAME OVER!
    Menticirrhus americanus
    Menticirrhus saxatilis
    Menticirrhus littoralis


    The only "TRUE" names for the sea mullet/whiting/sea monkey/ kingfish/roundhead/samaches/ Dr Bubba purple pill/ mm mmmm good/ drum/striper candy

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinMeister99 View Post
    Go to Kroger Grocery, open the Fish Freezer and look at what they have.

    They don't have Kingfish, they don' t have sea mullet, they have Whiting Fillets.

    So the commercial name is Whiting and Kroger is not just a local Food Chain they are all over the Eastern Coast
    Yes but do you have any idea how many other fish are called whiting?

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    I guess I go by what the books call them. No matter where I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreednNC View Post
    Yes but do you have any idea how many other fish are called whiting?
    Well all I can say is, here in SC you don't eat anything called a Mullet unless of course you are also an eater of Carp

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    ok king mackeral are big have sharp teeth, mullet are small and what i like to use for king bait but there alright to eat some times but make sur they are fried

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreednNC View Post
    GAME OVER!
    Menticirrhus americanus
    Menticirrhus saxatilis
    Menticirrhus littoralis


    The only "TRUE" names for the sea mullet/whiting/sea monkey/ kingfish/roundhead/samaches/ Dr Bubba purple pill/ mm mmmm good/ drum/striper candy
    LOL!

    Spinmeister, the whiting you see in the store is Merlangius merlangius, it's a North Atlantic species related to cod and hake....scroll down on this link and see:
    http://www.samuelsandsonseafood.com/...h.asp?Letter=W
    Well, %@#&^*!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bubba View Post
    LOL!

    Spinmeister, the whiting you see in the store is Merlangius merlangius, it's a North Atlantic species related to cod and hake....scroll down on this link and see:
    http://www.samuelsandsonseafood.com/...h.asp?Letter=W
    Well thanks for the info,,,,but,,,if you call it Mullet in SC, we will only use it for bait. Hence in SC

    Whitings are Whiting
    Specs are Summer Trout
    SpotTail Bass are small Red Drums
    Mullet is bait
    Drums are Big Red Drums
    Spots are Spots
    Blues are Blues
    Flounders are Flounders
    Pomps are Pompano's
    Kings are King Mackerel
    Spanish are Spanish Mackerel
    Strippers are fresh water fish and are caught year round up to 50 lb

    and last but not least in SC
    Obama is Toast
    Last edited by Fireline20; 05-06-2009 at 06:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinMeister99 View Post
    Strippers are fresh water fish and are caught year round up to 50 lb
    Actually, strippers are what you catch at the Crazy Horse on 17.

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    Evan

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