Bearded brotula – Brotula barbata is a bottom feeder found over a variety of bottoms in water that ranges from as shallow as 50 to as deep as 1000! Bearded brotula range from Northern Florida in the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean and southward to Northern South America. Bearded brotula are … Read more
The northern kingfish Menticirrhus saxatilis is a member of the drum family and is often found in the trough adjacent to the swash zone of the beach and on sand bottoms in the bays and channels. And range from Chesapeake Bay to New York usually but can be found outside of this range to a … Read more
Cocahoe minnows go by a number of different names. In Louisiana they are known as cocahoes, in Florida they go by bull minnow or mud minnow, in text books they are often referred to as gulf killifish. Regardless of the name the cocahoe minnow is an excellent baitfish. They are large and hardy and speckled … Read more
The Southern Sennet has a range from Florida to Louisiana. As you can probably see the Southern Sennet is closely related the Great Barracuda yet is considerably smaller. The Southern Sennet is a predatory fish that feeds on fish, shrimp and squid. Good to eat though not commonly caught and utilized.
The Spoonbill Catfish (Polyodon spathula) also known as the paddlefish, is one of most ancient fish around and also one of the weirdest looking fish species. Spoonbill catfish are not actually catfish at all as the name implies. Spoonbill Catfish were once endangered but are now making a comeback. Spoonbill catfish have been around for … Read more
Most probably a cross between a bluegill and a green sunfish although it could be a warmouth, longear, redbreast or other combination as well. They are all capable of cross breeding. Hybrid bream are commonly raised by hatcheries for stocking in private ponds. The hybrid shows characteristics of both species. The body is not quite … Read more
So you are tired of throwing back snapper after snapper because you have your limit already. Ten minutes of fishing is a little to quick for your fishing trip to end. Well I have good news. Even though Red Snapper keep getting more and more restrictive limits set on them, there are other snapper species … Read more
Here is a video of a Sarcastic Fringehead, scientific name is “Neoclinus blanchardi”! This is a big one. If you were to see one underwater while scuba diving they look like a Big Ole Blenny. The fish hanging there has kind of made it look more evil then when seen alive. The bottom jaw is … Read more