driftfish

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Noun1.driftfish - larger butterfishes of the western Atlantic from the New York area to the northern Gulf of Mexico
stromateid, stromateid fish, butterfish - small marine fish with a short compressed body and feeble spines
Ariomma, genus Ariomma - a genus of Stromateidae
2.driftfish - small (6 inches) tropical butterfishes found worldwide
stromateid, stromateid fish, butterfish - small marine fish with a short compressed body and feeble spines
genus Psenes, Psenes - a genus of Stromateidae
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Anglers who drift fish can fire away all day without getting wet or walking even a few steps.
All you have to do is drift fish to find 'em, and then work the area.
We'd run out the Gables Waterway--same canal Mills' family lives on--catch a few baitfish by the old Bug Light, run offshore and drift fish the reefs until sundown.