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African Pompano

 
 
 
 

African Pompano Fishing Information
source: myfwc.com
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles

Description: Body is deep and compressed. Coloration is metalic -blue above, silvery below. Snout is blunt. Pelvic fins are longer than the maxilla. Second dorsal and anal fins are falcate.
Size: to 91cm (3 ft.) and 19 kg (42 lbs)
Where found: Young are found in the open ocean. Adults [...]


Atlantic Bumper

 
 
 
 

Atlantic Bumper Fishing Information
source: myfwc.com
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles

conspicuous black saddle on caudal peduncle and small black area at edge of opercle; lower profile more arched than upper profile; lateral line strongly arched toward front.
Size: to 30 cm (1 ft.).
Where found: one of the most abundant inshore fishes in tropical America; commonly enters bays and estuaries.

 


Leatherjacket

Leatherjacket Fishing Information
source: myfwc.com
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles

Description: body silvery, bluish above; fins yellow; rear parts of dorsal and anal fins consist of a series of finlets; spinous dorsal fin has 5 well-developed, unconnected spines; lateral line nearly straight; scales tiny, embedded; skin appears smooth.
Size: to 30 cm (1 ft.).
Where Found: enters bays and estuaries, often [...]


Horse Eye Jack

 

Horse Eye Jack Fishing Information
source: myfwc.com
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles

Description: similar in shape to the Crevalle jack, but front of head less steep; blackish blotch at edge of opercle small, poorly defined, or absent; no dark blotch on pectoral fin; entire chest scaly except in individuals less than 75 mm (3 in.) long; scutes usually blackish; [...]


Lookdown

Lookdown Fishing Information
source: myfwc.com
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles

Description: silvery, iridescent, sometimes with brassy highlights; body extremely compressed and deep, platelike; front of head very steep; lobes at front of soft dorsal and anal fins very long; pelvic fins small; lateral line arched toward front.
Young: spines at front of dorsal fin and rays in pelvic fin streamerlike.
Size: [...]


Big Eye Scad

 
 
 
 

Big Eye Scad Fishing Information
source: myfwc.com
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles

Description: eye very large – diameter greater than snout length; no detached dorsal and anal finlets; two widely separated fleshly tabs on inside of rear edge of gill chamber; scutes present only on rear part of lateral line.
Size: to 60 cm (2 ft.)., but usually less than [...]


Round Scad

 
 
 
 

Round Scad Fishing Information
source: myfwc.com
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles

Other local names: cigar minnow
Description: long, fusiform; greenish-blue fading to silver on sides, belly white; narrow, yellowish stripe from head to caudal peduncle.
Where found: midwater or bottom from shallow water to about 50 fathoms, juveniles sometimes at surface.
Size: to 12″
Remarks: 2 small papillae on shoulder distinguish scads from [...]


Florida Pompano

Florida Pompano Fishing Information
source: myfwc.com
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles

Description: greenish gray on back, shading to silvery sides; fish in dark waters showing yellow on throat, pelvic, and anal fins; deep flattened body with small mouth; no scutes; 22 to 27 soft dorsal rays; 20 to 23 soft anal rays; origin of anal fin slightly behind origin [...]


Permit

Permit Fishing Information
source: myfwc.com
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles

Description: color gray, dark or iridescent blue above, shading to silvery sides, in dark waters showing golden tints around breast; small permit have teeth on tongue (none on pompano); no scutes; dorsal fin insertion directly above that of the anal fin; 17 to 21 soft dorsal rays; 16 to [...]


Palometa

Palometa Fishing Information
source: myfwc.com
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles

Description: gray to blue-green on top of head and along the back; bright silvery sides; yellow on breast; elongated dorsal and anal fins, dusky or black with bluish edges; deep body, with four narrow bars high on the sides, and traces of a fifth nearer the tail; no scutes.
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