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.
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.
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 Speckle Trout is one of the most popular sport fish along the Gulf coast. Its abundance, willingness to hit natural and artificial baits, and fine eating qualities make the species extremely popular with anglers.
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.
Blue crabs are one of the most recognizable varieties of shellfish. Commercial fisheries exist along much of the Atlantic coast of the United States, and in the Gulf of Mexico. In the past two decades, the majority of commercial crabs have been landed in four states: Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Louisiana.
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 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.
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.
The Muskie is a freshwater game fish. Muskies are very oxygen sensitive fish; therefore you can only catch them in colder waters. The largest muskies come from huge waters in the northern regions and it is the most sought after fish in North America. They are very hard to catch but well worth the catch!!