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    According to a website a was reading we have over 50 kingfish species in southern African waters (yes, websites aren't to be trusted). I'm trying to bone up on my kingfish species and find the juveniles tough to ID.

    What do you think this kingie is that I caught yesterday in the Durban harbour? I have my guess but don't want to influence your decisions.

    kingie.jpg

    The reason I ask is that I log all catches and prefer to log the specific species rather than just "kingie". What do you do?

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    - Warren Prior

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    Looks like a baby gt. His fins Discoloured from murky water.

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    Any characteristics that make you think this Heinrich? I also considered baby GT but it was my second guess.

    Is it the same as this kingie that I got in Madagascar? The looks very similar but I'm not 100% sure. Got this one along the beach.

    - Warren Prior

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    Quote Originally Posted by WazzyP View Post
    Any characteristics that make you think this Heinrich? I also considered baby GT but it was my second guess.

    Is it the same as this kingie that I got in Madagascar? The looks very similar but I'm not 100% sure. Got this one along the beach.

    May I try, is this not a green spot Kingfish owing to th yellow on the fins there?
    Bubble, Bubble, Bubble and Squeak...I think this mixture is too weak!!!???" (Wrex Tarr)

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    I thought the second picture was a big eye due to the black spot on the gill plate?

    These juveniles are tricky...
    - Warren Prior

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    I am going with Jules here. Greenspot or also known as the Brassy Kingfish.

    http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/ind...sg2543#msg2543

    This is a bigeye.....

    http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/ind...sg2561#msg2561

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    First pic. To me the front of his head is more round, whereas 2nd pic is slanted.
    Also goIng on greenspot for the 2nd pic.
    When the greenspots get bigger, 3kg and up, they start looking alot like geets, but the shape of the head is the sure giveaway.

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    My vote is with a baby GT on both :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.T. View Post
    I am going with Jules here. Greenspot or also known as the Brassy Kingfish.

    http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/ind...sg2543#msg2543

    This is a bigeye.....

    http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/ind...sg2561#msg2561
    Nice site bud. Had never gone through it but now you forced me to register. Looks good.

    So you recon both fish are brassies?
    - Warren Prior

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    I would say so yes.

    Look when it comes to saltwater stuff they sure know their stuff and it helps having a guy like Craig Thommasen around. This oke seems to be fishing non stop. He had a trip to Madagascar again in November and the fishing there was insane. Yes it has Fly Potential, but he reckons to get the best of Madagascar you need to Pop and Jig.

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