Goby, Yellowfin (Mahaze) fishingwithpole

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Location: 
A tributary of the Chikugo River, Fukuoka, Japan
Date Caught: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Notes: 
Yellowfin goby (Acanthogobius flavimanus). Caught on a few earth worms. Mahaze is the most common haze (goby) in Japan and very delicious when prepared in Tempura. They reside in brackish and sea waters.
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Comments

Also present and quite popular in the Sacramento San Joaquin delta.  Sold as a baitfish for striped bass under the name "mudsucker" $2 USD per fish.