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: 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

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