Fish Facts: Redeye Piranha – Serrasalmus Rhombeus

This is a redeye piranha (serrasalmus rhombeus). Redeye piranha is just one of the common names this fish goes by. Other more popular common names is White Piranha and Black Piranha. The reason I used redeye piranha is because there is so much confusion between white and black piranha that the name is almost meaningless. … Read more

Fish Facts: Bluespotted Cornetfish – Fistularia Commersonii

The Bluespotted Cornetfish, Fistularia commersonii comes in a couple of color phases one being barred and the other striped. Interestingly the fish determines its color phase not on mood or surroundings but instead on if it is stationary or swimming. Bars when swimming and stripes when at rest. The Bluespotted Cornetfish is found in the … Read more

Fish Facts: Fat Snook – Centropomus Parallelus

The Fat Snook have a slightly deeper body than other snooks and usually do not have a dusky edge on the pelvic fins which most other snooks do. Also their scales are a little smaller than other snooks. The Fat Snook gets it name from obviously being a bit fatter than other snooks but when … Read more

Fish Facts: Marbled Goby – Oxyeleotris Marmorata

The Marble Goby is a large, solitary, slow-moving fish which rests undisturbed on the bottom of low flow streams, canals and lakes of Southeast Asia. It is identified by the large up turned mouth, large head and the brown pattern on its body, which might look random but is very consistent from fish to fish. … Read more

Fish Facts: Bigeye Sixgill Shark – Hexanchus Nakamurai

The Bigeye Sixgill Shark (Hexanchus nakamurai) owes its name, obviously, to the fact that it is a rare six gill shark as apposed to the regular five gill slits and too its rather large green eye. The bigeye sixgill shark exact range isn’t really known and it is believed that it probably lives in areas … Read more

Fish Facts: Roughback Batfish – Ogcocephalus Parvus

Roughback Batfish inhabit the western Atlantic from North Carolina and the northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil but suppose to be absent from the bahamas although I have one report from the area. Roughback Batfish are fairly rare and can be found among grassy patches. They aren’t fast swimmers and instead ambush their prey. Batfish … Read more

Fish Facts: Pacific Herring – Clupea Pallasii

Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii), inhabit the inshore waters of the Pacific Ocean from California to Alaska. Pacific herring are a small fish that reaches sizes about 9 inches sometimes larger. Herring are shiny fish with bluish green colouration on their backs and shiny silver sides and bellies. Herring travel in large schools. Pacific Herring spawn … Read more

Oil Rig Fishing Locations

Name Lat/Long Depth Block Miles to Pass Heading from Pass Date Comments RIGS BM1HH N 29 06.231 W 090 09.098 4.9 miles from Bell Pass 68 Flare (Fourchon) BM3I N 29 04.403 W 090 10.318 3.4 miles from Bell Pass 96 Flare (Fourchon) Black Tank N 29 30.932 W 89 24.245 Central Rig N 29 … Read more

Fish Facts: Sauger – Sander Canadensis

The sauger Sander canadensis is a freshwater fish that close resembles a walleye. They are the most migratory perchlike species in North America. They can be distinguished from walleyes by the distinctly spotted dorsal fin, by the lack of a white splotch on the tail fin and by the rough skin over their gillplate, and … Read more