Blue Runner Jack????? Who knew? I never see these come across my dock.

Rich Simmers submits-


These fish arrived in schools yesterday in the inner harbor…


Similar to not as flat or deep bodied as the American butterfish … much beefier too

American Butterfish


Blue Runner


Notice the distinctive pectoral fin and the vertical bands of the BRJ

Wiki says they’re common to these waters – who knew?!

Joey comments-

I’ve never seen them come across my dock I guessed that it was a butterfish but Rich says it’s much thicker.  Interesting.

I asked Pete Mondello about them and he says that they game fish from down south and have been around all summer.  They are up here because of the abnormally warm water we had this spring and will not make it back down south and will die because the water will get cold too fast. 

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3 Responses to Blue Runner Jack????? Who knew? I never see these come across my dock.

  1. Kim Smith says:

    So interesting-thanks for posting.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It is called a Spine Ridged Stickle Back.

  3. JimT says:

    looks like a pretty good match with the Blue Runner Jack to me from checking google images

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