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I caught a fish in NW FL last weekend from the beach on a spoon that I accidently foul hooked. It had little spines on it an I thought it was just some baitfish and took it off the hook. Then a spine stabbed my palm and then I felt a bad burning sensation that took a long time time go away. The fish was small and i think it had some yellow on its fins. I caught a couple more because there was a school of them with macks and bluefish behind it so if i didn't get a strike when i casted past the school i would have to reel through it and possibly snag another one. I don't have a picture but hopefully someone will know what it is based on the description

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sounds like a skip jack

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isn't a skip jack a tuna looking fish, this thing was barely the size of my hand an had some poisonous spines

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all spines will jack you up if you get stabbed by them; i wouldnt say it was poisonous though

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Google LeatherJacket. People caled them SkipJack too.
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Bolo i google leather jacket like you said and that is the fish, with the yellow tail, i don't know what they have on their spines but it hurts way more than a pinfish or other fish with spines

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Yet another poisonous fish that I had to learn about the hard way.
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bubbafishin wrote:Bolo i google leather jacket like you said and that is the fish, with the yellow tail, i don't know what they have on their spines but it hurts way more than a pinfish or other fish with spines


Just as an fyi (for future reference when handling these fish) it was the spine on the bottom side of the fish (just in front of the anal fin) that caused you all the grief

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