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Im probably going to make a fool of myself but im new to saltwater fishing but whats the difference between a norfolk spot and a croaker?????

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a croaker "croaks"....you will know right away that it is a hardhead aka croaker when you hear it...:hello:

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a croaker "croaks"....you will know right away that it is a hardhead aka croaker when you hear it...:hello:

:icon_thumleft:All members of the croaker family "croak", including drum, croakers, speckled trout and weakfish.

Both spot and small croakers make great live bait for flounder, trout, blues and rock.

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Croaker and spot are in the drum family'both are bottom feeders,commonly caught on bloodworms(real or artificial work).Croaker will have to be handled more carefully as they are also called hardhead and have sharp gill plates ,spot are soft as a baby's butt.both make great baits.fish for them with smaller hooks on a bottom rig.Fun fish for kids to reel in.Largest spot are 12",when croaker will grow as big as 24",Average is smaller.Top photo shows spot.:fish:

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