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 large mouth bass is a freshwater game fish. The large mouth bass is very popular! it is the state freshwater fish of Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Large mouth bass are keenly sought after by anglers and are noted for the excitement of their fight. The fish will often become airborne in their effort to throw the hook. Anglers most often fish for large mouth bass with lures such as plastic worms (and other plastic baits), jigs, crank baits and spinner baits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Sac Au Lait (crappie) is deep-bodied and silvery in color, ranging from silvery-white on the belly to a silvery-green or even dark green on the back. There are several vertical bars on the sides. They are sought after by both bank and boat anglers. The crappie is also know for the freshwater state fish of Louisiana. Typically, minnows are the preferred bait, often producing monumental results when an aggregation is located, usually around submerged trees, boat docks, or other submerged structures.
Channel catfish are easily distinguished from all others, except blue catfish, by their deeply forked tail fin. Unlike flathead catfish, the upper jaw projects beyond the lower jaw. The channel catfish is the state fish of Kansas and Nebraska.
A large conspicuous tail, usually ten inches or more in length, gives the white-tailed deer its common name. This tail, which is held erect when the animal is nervous or frightened, serves as a warning "flag" to other deer nearby.