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While trying to hook up the first striper of the year, my buddy hooked this fish called a cunner. Never seen or heard of these but apparently they are great eating and this one is a decent one. Check out the mouth on this thing!

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I was thinking tautog when I saw 1st those teeth. Cunners average 12" long and that's a good one there, and they have multiple rows of cone-shaped teeth. Most cunners we've caught in/outside Ipswich Bay have been the blue(er) coloroed ones.

To tell them apart, we ID them by the shape of the head, 'tog having a more rounded head and stronger looking mouth, cunners having a more sloped-shaped head with a weaker looking mouth.
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Huh.

https://www.google.com/search?client=fi ... nner++fish

Interesting fish.

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DaleH wrote: 07 Jun 2021, 10:44 I was thinking tautog when I saw 1st those teeth. Cunners average 12" long and that's a good one there, and they have multiple rows of cone-shaped teeth. Most cunners we've caught in/outside Ipswich Bay have been the blue(er) coloroed ones.

To tell them apart, we ID them by the shape of the head, 'tog having a more rounded head and stronger looking mouth, cunners having a more sloped-shaped head with a weaker looking mouth.
This one came from off the Isle of Shoals, just off Smuttynose.
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1993 Starcraft SF 14 DLX side console with 25 hp Mercury 2 stroke
2003 Sylvan 2100 Profish walkthrough with 150 Mercury Saltwater and 6hp Mecury 4 stroke kicker