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.
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 striped bass is the largest member of the sea bass family. Stripers are often captured using artificial lures that imitate small fish, such as silver spoons. Deep running lures can also be effective, as may live bait, or cut bait. The striped bass is the state fish of Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island and New York; also known as a rockfish.
Shrimp are widespread, and can be found near the seafloor of most coasts and estuaries, as well as in rivers and lakes. There are numerous species, and usually there is a species adapted to any particular habitat. They play important roles in the food chain and are an important food source for larger animals ranging from fish to whales. Shrimp are widely caught and farmed for human consumption.
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 Mallard duck are the most recognizable species of wild ducks in the world. The male is more prominent with a glossy green head and gray on wings and belly. The females have mainly brown-speckled plumage. Mallards can live in almost any wetland habitat, natural or artificial. Look for them on lakes, ponds, marshes, rivers, and coastal habitats, as well as city and suburban parks and residential backyards
The flounder is wonderfully adapted for its way of life. Both eyes in adults are on the "up" side of the head and the pigmentation of the upper side of the body can be varied to match the surrounding environment. A small body cavity and the absence of air bladder aid the flounder in maintaining its position on the bottom. During the fall, when flounder are moving to the Gulf for spawning, the best catches are made in the channels and passes leading to the Gulf.
Catfish are primarily large-river fish that tend to move upstream in the summer in search of cooler temperatures, and downstream in the winter in order to find warmer water. The blue catfish is the largest freshwater sportfish in Texas.
The Pintail with its elegant form and swift flight has been referred to as the greyhound of the skies. The pintail may be present all year in Great Britain and the northwestern United States. The northern pintail is a bird of open wetlands which nests on the ground, often some distance from water.
The Striped Bass on this hook is hand-crafted in nickel and cadmium free silver pewter. The Striped Bass is the largest member of the sea bass family. Stripers are often captured using artificial lures that imitate small fish, such as silver spoons. The striped bass is the state fish of Maryland also known as a rockfish.