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threadfin

[′thred‚fin]
(vertebrate zoology)
Common name for any of the fishes in the family Polynemidae.
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Deep dragging a big threadfin or a small blue runner will produce bites when all else fails.
If schools of threadfin appear, kingfish in the 20-pound range will be a solid bet along the inshore waters around Sebastian Inlet.
Beach fishermen can launch long casts with crabs or threadfins at pods of tarpon moving along the coast where they might be found anywhere from a couple of hundred yards to a couple of miles offshore.
Threadfin herring top many anglers' lists as the best tarpon bait in Charlotte Harbor, especially early in the season.
This day began with a choppy ride from O'Neill's Marina, across the Egmont Channel and down to the Sunshine Skyway South Fishing Pier, where Gorta netted the large threadfin herring he needed for redfish baits.
Big threadfins will work as bait (if you can keep the sailcats at bay) but small live ladyfish might be a better choice.
The menhaden will do the same, along with threadfins, ladyfish and all sorts of schooling baitfish.
Big threadfins are good, as are live ladyfish if you can find ladies under about 15 inches long.
Big live threadfins or small live ladyfish are great baits on top, and chunks of ladyfish or mullet on the bottom are good, too.