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: Atlantic Scombrops – Scombrops oculatus

Atlantic Scombrops range throughout most of the Atlantic ocean but are most commonly caught in the straits of Florida and in the Bahamas. Atlantic Scombrops is a deep water fish(600 to 1800 ft.) that is seldom caught by recreational anglers because it takes some really deep water equipment to reach them.

Tree Features: Post Oak

The Post Oak (Quercus stellata) has a range from Massachusetts west to Illinois then south to central Texas east to central Florida. Post oak gets its name from the fact that it was once used extensivly for post because of it durability when in contact with the soil. Post oak is one of the more … Read more

Fish Facts: Great Northern Tilefish

Great northern tilefish – Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps: Occur from Nova Scotia to southern Florida and the Gulf of Mexico and possible the northern coast of South America. Usually tilefish are found in fairly deep waters around 500 ft or more, usually over mud or sand bottom and occasionally over rough bottom. They feed mainly on shrimp … Read more

Fish Facts: Spotfin Jawfish – Opistognathus robinsi

Spotfin Jawfish – Opistognathus robinsi is a small unique fish that live in the western Atlantic Ocean around the east coast of the US including the Bahamas. Spotfin jawfish can be identified by the unique spot on the dorsal fin consisting of a black spot encircled by broad white ring. They are most common in … Read more

Fish Facts: Rock Sea Bass

Rock Sea Bass range North Carolina to Florida, as well as the eastern Gulf of Mexico to Louisiana. The Rock Sea Bass live offshore and only reach size of a pound or two. An interesting fact about the Rock Sea Bass is that they are born female and turn into males as they get older … Read more

Fish Facts: Bluegill

Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) are also know as bream, brim, or sunfish. Bluegill Range from the Rio Grand to Minnesota to Florida and everywhere inbetween. Bluegill can be identified by the blue gillflap. Bluegill grow to a maximum size of nearly 5 pounds. Bluegills prefer pools in streams, lakes, and ponds. Bluegill are one of the … Read more

Fish Facts: Brown Hoplo (Hoplosternum littorale)

This catfish was found in the St. Lucie River in Florida. It is 9 inches long. A large catfish was seen floating dead in the river and the tail of this catfish was seen sticking out of its mouth. The smaller catfish had impaled the large catfish in the head while being swallowed. This resulted … Read more

“Let’s Go Swimming In The St. Johns River”

Robert Gatling is a Jacksonville dentist with a passion for Florida alligator hunting. He’s been after them over the last seven years, and annually takes some heavyweights, including many over 10 feet long weighing hundreds of pounds. But the brute he and three buddies located Sept. 20 in the St. Johns River about 30 miles … Read more