Flatty teeth

Flathead, common catch that tastes great!
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Re: Flatty teeth

Postby crumpet_avenger » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:56 am

Brett wrote:
CarlG wrote:Tiger flatties have teeth like that. But they're normally in 30mtrs of water. And they're a very chunky fish.



I reckon it is a Tiger also Carl. be interested to see a picture of the whole fish from above.


Thanks for all the replies. I thought id caught tiger flathead before out the front of kilcunda. But they cant of been because they didnt have teeth. Must of been sand flatty..

I didnt get a photo of the fish from above. It had some spots on its tail. It was a bit lighter than the normal bluespot flatty i catch i guess.

Caught it in 50 ft of water near buoy 12 in westernport. The fish was 39 cm

Tiger flatty taste the same as bluespot? Haven it tonight so should be good



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Re: Flatty teeth

Postby CarlG » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:55 pm

crumpet_avenger wrote:
Brett wrote:
CarlG wrote:Tiger flatties have teeth like that. But they're normally in 30mtrs of water. And they're a very chunky fish.



I reckon it is a Tiger also Carl. be interested to see a picture of the whole fish from above.


Thanks for all the replies. I thought id caught tiger flathead before out the front of kilcunda. But they cant of been because they didnt have teeth. Must of been sand flatty..

I didnt get a photo of the fish from above. It had some spots on its tail. It was a bit lighter than the normal bluespot flatty i catch i guess.

Caught it in 50 ft of water near buoy 12 in westernport. The fish was 39 cm

Tiger flatty taste the same as bluespot? Haven it tonight so should be good


Yeah,, tigers are good eating. Never caught them.within the Port itself before, but that's not really saying much. The ones I've caught have been quite slim, when viewed from above, but quite thick when viewed from the side, if you can make sense of what I'm saying.
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Re: Flatty teeth

Postby smile0784 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:42 pm

Tigers are normally rounder then sand and blue spots

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Re: Flatty teeth

Postby crumpet_avenger » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:55 pm

Apart from the teeth this flatty looked pretty stock standard. Different markings on its tail and perhaps a shade lighter.
Definitely the same shape though. Not thicker not skinnier. Maybe he was lost and fitted in with the crowd....
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Re: Flatty teeth

Postby cobby » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:10 pm

They fatten up the bigger they get. Once around 50-60cm they get distinctively wider and rounder than sandys or yanks. Best eating of the lot too

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Re: Flatty teeth

Postby Scraglor » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:24 pm

cobby wrote:They fatten up the bigger they get. Once around 50-60cm they get distinctively wider and rounder than sandys or yanks. Best eating of the lot too


How are they vs Rockys, I reckon those are great



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Re: Flatty teeth

Postby crumpet_avenger » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:58 pm

Scraglor wrote:
cobby wrote:They fatten up the bigger they get. Once around 50-60cm they get distinctively wider and rounder than sandys or yanks. Best eating of the lot too


How are they vs Rockys, I reckon those are great


Just ate the tiger flatty.

To be honest i thought they would all be the same. The tiger seems lighter in texture and very sweet. I probably sound like a flog and a masterchef hero. But honestly i think its the best flatty ive ever eaten

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Re: Flatty teeth

Postby STriplett1997 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:00 pm

**** that hahahaha

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Re: Flatty teeth

Postby cobby » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:14 pm

Scraglor wrote:
cobby wrote:They fatten up the bigger they get. Once around 50-60cm they get distinctively wider and rounder than sandys or yanks. Best eating of the lot too


How are they vs Rockys, I reckon those are great


Like crumpet said, lighter texture and a little sweeter. Probably has something to do with diet as its mostly sand eels, silver Whiting etc they eat vs a mixture of crustaceans and fish.


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