This is a fairly large needle fish and it was the last fish of the day when we were just crushing the trout on the Eastern Shore.
Getting a good look at this guy sent shivers down my spine. I can’t imagine being eaten alive by this fish. We were using a red jig head with a white curly tail… he hit with so much power and surprised me and my buddy. All I could think about was being a little mullet or shad trying to get out of his mouth.
Aside from his impressive bite, he had an odor that was terrible… stunk the boat up for an hour.
This day was so amazing. The water was crystal clear and you could see the needle fish chasing out baits back to the boat. This was a three species day… trout, stripers and needle fish. (The other two did not stink).