Fish Facts: Spotted Sunfish – Lepomis Punctatus

The Spotted Sunfish are covered with small black spots. The spots on the body are very evenly distributed in horizontal rows giving the breast of the sunfish a very distinct look once you have seen a few of them. The color of Lepomis punctatus can range in color from black to red-orange males to yellow-brown … Read more

Fish Facts: Yellowhead Wrasse – Halichoeres Garnoti

The Yellowhead Wrasse lives in the Western Atlantic from Bermuda and southern Florida, south to Brazil. They can be found on both shallow water and deep water reefs as well as rocky ledges. They feed on invertebrates and sometimes smaller fish. The yellowhead wrasse begins its life cycle as a female and as the animal … Read more

Fish Facts: Saugeye – Sander Vitreus / Sander Canadensis

Saugeye, is a cross between a Sauger and a Walleye. Saugeye are produced artificially interbreeding male sauger and female walleye. Saugeye have some features of both parent species. Identified by two things main features, the lower portion of tail is light and rear portion of dorsal has the black spot. Also blotches don’t look quite … Read more

Fish Facts: Blue Blanquillo – Malacanthus Latovittatus

The Blue Blanquillo –¬†Malacanthus latovittatus is one of many species of tilefish found around the worlds Oceans. The blue blanquillo is found on the outer edges of reef. Not a schooling fish they are found solitarily or in pairs. The Blue Blanquillo ranges from the Red Sea and East Africa Eastward to the Hawaiian Islands, … Read more

Tuna…under the cover of darkness!

Tuna fisherman the world over know that night time can be the right time, and those that have experienced night fishing around the Gulf’s deepwater platforms might argue that it’s the best time. It allows all anglers the opportunity to even the score for all their wasted attempts during day trips. Why do these platforms … Read more

Fish Facts: Striped Blenny – Chasmodes Bosquianus

This striped blenny is a tiny fish that lives in the spaces between the shells of an oyster bar to hide from predators. The male striped blenny has bright blue lines that run along its body that come together at the tail. The male also has a bright blue spot toward the front of the … Read more

Fish Facts: Orange Filefish – Aluterus Schoepfii

Orange Filefish –¬†Aluterus schoepfii are found in the waters of the both the Eastern and Western Atlantic Ocean. Orange Filefish are usually found over seagrass, sand, or mud bottoms, however; Juveniles are associated with floating Sargassum weed. As you can see they grow to be decent sized. They are generally considered a trash fish by … Read more

Fish Facts: Rosy Reds – Pimephales Promelas

Rosy Reds Pimephales promelas are really nothing more than fathead minnows given a fancy name and sold in aquarium shops as feeder minnows for other fish. The difference being that the rosy reds have an unusual color as compared to the regular drab fathead minnow. These reddish orange fathead minnows are sold under a variety … Read more

Choupique or Bowfin Picture!

Jeff Simpson caught this one near the everglades. It was released after photographing and weighing him. Jeff caught him one a live bluegill after having his 14-lb line snapped about six times the previous morning by who-knows-what. Here are some quotes. “He was very strong and went right into the hydrilla but I pulled him … Read more