JUNE 20, 2019 - VOYAGER: WORLD TILEFISH RECORD HUNT as well as a 50 lb PLUS LANDED PLUS A VERY RARE FISH TOO!

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JUNE 20, 2019 - VOYAGER: WORLD TILEFISH RECORD HUNT as well as a 50 lb PLUS LANDED PLUS A VERY RARE FISH TOO!

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:31 pm

A big congrat to Dennis Mulhenforth for once again landing a true trophy GOLDEN TILEFISH on the most recent VOYAGER WORLD TILEFISH RECORD HUNT and as Dennis passed along "that one bite made the trip." Dennis fish was weighted and came in at 51.5 lbs Golden Tilefish and another customer had one in the low 40 lb range.

Captain Jeff did pass along that there was a good amount of prospecting along the edge in many different areas and a mix of different fish were caught but one will be mentioned below the Golden Tilefish pics.

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Captain Jeff also pass along this information from Mel on this very rare fish...

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The mystery fish caught on Monday, June 17 has been identified by the marine biologists at the Smithsonian Institute as a BIG ROUGHY (Gephyroberyx darwinii). It is NOT an Orange Roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus).

There are many differences between the two fish, but the easiest one to see in the photo is the number of hard spines in the dorsal fin. The BIG ROUGHY has eight hard spines while the Orange Roughy has four to six spines.

According to the biologists, the BIG ROUGHY is found near and above hard bottoms on the outer edges of continental shelves and island shelves in the western Atlantic Ocean from Delaware south to Argentina. While the Orange Roughy is found in the western Pacific Ocean, eastern Atlantic Ocean, the Indo-Pacific (off New Zealand and Australia), and in the eastern Pacific Ocean off Chile. The Orange Roughy is NOT found in the western Atlantic Ocean.


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Re: JUNE 20, 2019 - VOYAGER: WORLD TILEFISH RECORD HUNT as well as a 50 lb PLUS LANDED PLUS A VERY RARE FISH TOO!

Postby drevil » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:12 pm

we called them japanese Slimefish I dont know if thats right or wrong but one was mounted in the local bar for years
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Re: JUNE 20, 2019 - VOYAGER: WORLD TILEFISH RECORD HUNT as well as a 50 lb PLUS LANDED PLUS A VERY RARE FISH TOO!

Postby Jiggy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:23 pm

Wow - what a fish!

Not to highjack this thread, but I have been trying to ID the below fish for a while (admittedly, i haven’t put a ton of effort into it). Any chance it may be an Orange Roughy? Looks similar to a Big Roughy, and has 5 spines. What ya think? We caught it in a far eastern canyon tile fishing on rough bottom (also caught a wreckfish in the same area on the jig as well).
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Re: JUNE 20, 2019 - VOYAGER: WORLD TILEFISH RECORD HUNT as well as a 50 lb PLUS LANDED PLUS A VERY RARE FISH TOO!

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:37 pm

Oh boy Chris....do you start to count the spines and think it is also one of the Roughy species? First time seeing these pics, and caught on a regular diamond jig too. A 16 oz chrome?

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