Type of Fish
Common to 40 pounds.
Schooling fish that migrates from south Florida waters in winters to more northerly waters in spring. The Gulf population is thought to be separate from Atlantic population, with considerable mixing in winter from Cape Canaveral past Key West. Located nearshore and offshore, occasionally taken from piers running into deep water.
Common to 7 feet.
Common to 20 inches. Larger individuals found in deeper waters.
Gray “Mangrove” Snapper
Dark brown or gray body with reddish or orange spots in rows along the sides. Two conspicuous canine teeth at front of upper jaw. Generally nearshore or offshore on coral or rocky reefs. Offshore catches common to 10 pounds.
Size to 42 inches.
Known for its large, elongated body and fearsome appearance the barracuda is a ray-finned fish found in tropical oceans. They are voracious, opportunistic predators relying on surprise and short bursts of speed (up to 27 miles per hour) to overtake their prey.
A long, slim fish with a lower jaw that projects past its upper jaw. Cobias are found both inshore and nearshore inhabiting inlets, bays and among mangroves and sometimes they are seen around buoys, pilings and wrecks.
Common to 30 pounds.
Common to 15 pounds
Common to 5 pounds.
Inshore catches in grassbeds, mangroves and canals. Larger adults can be found on offshore reefs.
Common to 15 pounds
Back and upper sides are olive to bluish with yellow spots. Lower sides and belly have alternating narrow, longitudinal pink and yellow stripes. Prominent mid-lateral yellow stripe begins at mouth and runs to tail, broadening as it passes the dorsal fins. Its caudal fin is yellow and deeply forked
Found mainly in tropical waters inshore on grassbeds and back reefs; nearshore or offshore over sandy areas near reefs.
Common to 3 pounds.
Renowned for its tremendous runs and shifts of direction, wahoo are usually not in schools. Its body is slender, long and low with 21 to 27 spines and no gill rakes. Elongate jaws form a pointed beak.
Found offshore in the Gulfstream and bluewater.
Size to 83 inches and 183 pounds.