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Posted on August 17, 2012 | Permalink

Atlantic Needlefish on the Sassafras

Type: Tidal
Region: Eastern
Location: Sassafras River

I caught this guy in the Sassafras River casting the crank bait shown. Could you identify it please? I have been told it is a needle-nosed gar or needle fish but I have never seen anything like it.

DNR Response: Casey, you caught an Atlantic needlefish, they are a seasonal visitor to bay waters and can reach 2 feet in length. Here's a search of the Angler's Log for additional needlefish catches.

Tags: Atlantic needlefish