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Fish Caught Locally


Amberjack   Amberjack
Average weight: 30 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: Live
World's record: 156 lbs.
Food Value: Fair

False Albacore   False Albacore (Little Tunny, Bonita)
Average: Year-round
Bait: Small spoons, feathers or trolling lures
World's record: 37 lbs.
Food Value: Poor

Barracuda   Barracuda
Average weight: 20 lbs.
Season: Summer
Bait: any trolled bait
World's record: 102 lbs. 8 oz.
Food value: Fair

Bluefish   Bluefish
Average weight: 2-4 lbs. Up to 14 lbs.
Season: Fall and Winter
Bait: spoons, cut bait, top water plugs in surf, inlet
World's record: 31 lbs. 12 oz.
Food value: Good

Channel Bass   Channel Bass (Red Drum, Redfish)
Average weight-4-8 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: Live or cut shrimp by markers, bridges, and inlet
World's record: 94 lbs. 2 oz.
Food value: Good

Common Saltwater catfish  

Common Saltwater Catfish
Average weight: 1-3 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: Shrimp or any cut bait
World's record: 4 lbs. 11 oz.
Food value-Poor


Gafftopsail Catfish   Gafftopsail Catfish
Average weight-4-8 lbs.
Bait: Shrimp or any lure
Season: Year-round
World's record: 10 lbs.
Food value: Good

Cobia   Cobia
Average weight: 14-40 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: Feather jigs, trolled bait
World's record: 135 lbs. 9 oz.
Food Value: Excellent

Jack Crevalle   Jack Crevalle
Average weight: 3-10 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: Plugs or bait
World's record: 66 lbs. 2 oz.
Food Value: Poor

Croaker   Croaker
Average weight: 1/2-3 lbs.
Season: year-round
Bait: Sand fleas, live shrimp, small feathered jigs in surf
World's record: 9 lbs. 14 oz.
Food Value: Excellent

Dolphin   Dolphin
Average weight: 1 1/2-8lbs. Up to 60 lbs.
Season: Summer
Bait: Feather jigs, ballyhoo or strip bait
World's record: 87 lbs.
Food Value: Excellent

Drum   Drum
Average weight: 3-15 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: Clams, fiddler crabs, live shrimp off bridges
World's record: 113 lbs. 1 oz.
Food value: Fair

Southern Flounder   Southern Flounder
Average weight: 2-8 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: Live shrimp or cut bait near inlet, bridges
World's record: 22 lbs. 7 oz.
Food Value: Excellent

Grouper   Grouper Family
Commonly caught here: Nassau, red, strawberry, black, sea bass, scamp, and warsaw
Average weight: 2-20 lbs.
Season: Summer
Bait: Pieces of squid, Bonita, or cut mullet
World's record (Warsaw) 436 lbs. 12 oz.
Food Value: Excellent

Ladyfish   Ladyfish
Average weight: 1-3 lbs.
Bait: Plugs or small spoons inside river or inlet
World's record: 8 lbs.
Food value: Poor

King Mackerel   King Mackerel
Average weight: 3-10 lbs. Or up to 45 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: Live bait, mullet, and deep trolling spoon
World's Record: 93 lbs.
Food value: Good

Spanish Mackerel   Spanish Mackerel
Average weight: 1 1/2 -4 lbs.
Season: Fall to Spring
Bait: Small spoons or feather jigs
World's record: 13 lbs.
Food value: Excellent

Blue Marlin   Blue Marlin
Average weight: 150 lbs.
Season: Winter thru May
Bait: whole Spanish mackerel, mullet or dolphin
World's record: 1376 lbs.
Food Value: Fair

Mullet   Mullet
Average Weight: 1 - 3 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: Net or snaghook
World's record: 7 lbs. 12 oz.
Food Value: Poor

Pompano   Pompano
Average weight: 1/2-5 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: white feathered jigs tipped with shrimp, river bottom
World's Record: 8 lbs. 4 oz.
Food Value: Excellent

Sailfish   Sailfish
Average weight: 40 lbs.
Season: Winter
Bait: ballyhoo, live and strip bait
World's record: 142 lbs. 6 oz.
Food value: Poor

Sand Perch   Sand Perch
Average weight: 1/2 -3 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: Sand fleas, live shrimp, small feathered jigs in surf
Local record: 4 lbs. 8 oz.
Food value: Excellent

Sea Trout   Sea Trout
Average weight: 1 1/2-10 lbs.
Season: Fall thru Spring
Bait: Live bait, trout touts, and mirrolures
World's record: 19 lbs. 2 oz.
Food value: Excellent

Sheepshead   Sheepshead
Average weight: 2-10 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: Clams, fiddler crabs, live shrimp off bridges
World's record: 21 lbs. 4 oz.
Food value: Good

Snapper   Snapper Family
Commonly caught here: Mutton, red, California, yellowtail and mangrove
Average weight: 1/2 - 10 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: Squid, feather jigs, mullet, and live or cut shrimp
Local record: (red) 59 lbs.
Food Value: Excellent

Snook   Snook
Average weight: 3 - 25 lbs.
Season: Open, except Jan., Feb., June, July and Aug.
Bait: Plugs, live mullet, shrimp, feather jigs
World's record: 59 lbs. 8 oz.
Food value: Excellent

Tarpon   Tarpon
Average weight: 40 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: Live mullet, top water lures, feather jigs
World's record: 286 lbs. 9 oz.
Food value: Poor

Triggerfish   Triggerfish
Average weight: 2-10 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: Cut mullet or shrimp
World's record: 13 lbs. 9 oz..
Food value: Good

Wahoo   Wahoo
Average weight: 40-85 lbs.
Season: year-round
Bait: Deep trolling lures
World's record: 184 lbs.
Food value: Excellent

Weakfish   Weakfish
Average Weight: 1-3 lbs.
Season: Year-round
Bait: Live or cut shrimp on inshore river bottoms
Local record: 19 lbs. 12 oz.
Food value: Excellent

Whiting   Whiting
Average weight: 1/2-3 lbs.
Season: year-round
Bait: Sand fleas, live shrimp, small feathered jigs in surf
Local record: 4 lbs. 8 oz.
Food value: Excellent


 
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