Above is a picture of a squirrel hake, also known as red hake. The Squirrel or Red Hake are normally found offshore in deep waters. However it is not uncommon to find them in water as shallow as 30 ft. especially when the water is cold.
Squirrel or Red hake spawn in summer and early fall. They feed on crustaceans like amphipods and copepods. They range from Newfoundland to South Carolina waters.