Pacific Needlefish

Pacific Needlefish fish picture

Pacific Needlefish, Tylosurus pacificus: Greenish like the Mexican Needlefish, but not as heavily built and has a longer lower jaw and small off-white teeth. Length 34 inches, caught while fishing with a sardina on 8-pound line in front of Hotel Punta Colorada, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico, November 2001. Description and photo courtesy Peter Langstraat.

Bigeye Needlefish fish picture

Bigeye Needlefish fish picture

Pacific Needlefish: A Pacific Needlefish, 42 inches, caught while fishing at El Rincon, Baja California Sur, Mexico, on strip bait with 8-pound line. Angler Tom Van Dalen. Peter Langstraat of Holland: "During my roundabout 300 days of fishing spread out over nine years, this was the only one of this species I ever saw. An amazing big eye combined with a dark blue back and green inside of the mouth." Photos courtesy Peter Langstraat.

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