Definition of needlefish
1 : any of a family (Belonidae) of elongate carnivorous chiefly marine bony fishes that are silvery with blue or green backs and have long slender jaws and sharp teeth
2 : pipefish
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Anglers have been catching plenty of trout in the 20 to 24 inch range using rapalas, dick nites, needlefish, and various fly patterns.
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