The Great White Shark is also a species of the large mackerel shark. They can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans! The adult Great White is notable for its size. The females can be much larger exceeding 20 ft in length and can weigh in at 4200 lbs at maturity. However, most are smaller. The lifespan of a great white shark is estimated to be as long as 70 years or more. They can swim at speeds over 35 mph.
The Mackerel is among the most sought after game fish from North Carolina to Texas. They are known for their speed and are caught mostly by trolling. They are an important species to the commercial and recreational fishing. The King Mackerel is the largest of the Mackerel species; it can grow up to 66 inches.
The Mako Shark is a large mackerel shark known as the fastest swimming shark. The average length of the adult Mako is 10 ft in length and can weigh between 132 - 298 lbs. However, the females can be much larger exceeding 12 ft in length and can weigh 1260 lbs.
The Yellow Fin Tuna is a Deepwater fish. It is one of the larger tuna species and can reach over 400 lbs. Yellow fin tuna are a popular sport fish and usually travels in schools. They are known for their speed and strength.
Sailfish are predominantly blue to gray in colour and have a characteristic erectile dorsal fin known as a sail, which often stretches the entire length of the back. The Sailfish is also the state saltwater fish of Florida. Another notable characteristic is the elongated bill, resembling that of the swordfish and other marlins. They are therefore described as billfish in sport-fishing circles. Sailfish are highly prized game fish, and are known for their incredible jumps and great speed.
Red Snapper are one of the Gulf of Mexico’s signature fish. They are extremely popular among recreational fishermen and a prized offering at restaurants and seafood markets, as well as a top predator in the Gulf ecosystem.
A marlin has an elongated body, a spear-like snoutor bill, and a long, rigid dorsal fin which extends forward to form a crest. Its common name is thought to derive from its resemblance to a sailor's marlinspike. Even more so than their close relatives, the scombrids, marlins are fast swimmers, reaching speeds of about 50 mph. The larger species include the Atlantic blue marlin and the black marlin. They are popular sporting fish in tropical areas. This is our "Mad" Marlin!
The Mahi Mahi or common dolphinfish is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropicaland subtropical waters worldwide. Mahi-mahi have compressed bodies and a single long-based dorsal fin extending from the head almost to the tail. Their caudal fins and anal fins are sharply concave. They are distinguished by dazzling colors: golden on the sides, and bright blues and greens on the sides and back. This is one angry Mahi Mahi!
The tarpon, a spectacular large fish which rightly carries the name of Silver King, is unmistakable. Adult tarpon live in Gulf open waters, but young tarpon may be found in brackish water around marsh channels. The Fighting Tarpon is the saltwater state fish for Alabama.
A Redfish is simply a redfish that has grown to maturity and is over 27 inches. Once a redfish crosses over the 27″ mark, it is considered a “Bull”. They range from the 32 to 40 inch mark but can go bigger.