I was just fishing in key west & I caught these fish but have no idea what they are & neither did anyone else. I caught 2 of them at one time deep dropping in 630' using squid. I was straight out of the key west harbor. these fish were very slimy to the touch. Does anyone have any ideas what they might be?
Those are pomfrets.
i find it funny you posted this in the Conservation section and did not know what they were and still kept them , if you dont know what it is take a photo and release it and find out and then you know what they are and then you will know if the fish is legal to keep ....
I appreciate your concern but when fish are pulled up by an electric rod from over 600feet, they are distressed when they finally reach the top. Even if I would have thrown them back in, they probably would not have survived.