Texas coastal fish Identification

Texas coastal fish Identification

The Blacktip is one of the most commonly caught sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. It is also one of the best sharks for eating. They are a lot of fun to catch and will often put on a good aerial display when hooked. The most distinctive feature of the Blacktip is that of which its name originates; the black tips on its fins. The posterior end of the pectoral fin is located just underneath the beginning of the dorsal fin. It can grow up to 8 feet long. Atlantic Sharpnose Shark The …

Ocean fish Identification California

Ocean fish Identification California

Family: Serranidae (Sea Basses) or Percichthyidae Genus and Species: Roccus saxatilis* * Also known as Morone saxatilis Description: The body of the striped bass is elongate and slightly compressed. The head is a narrow, cone-shape, and the mouth is large. The color is greenish above, silvery on the sides, and white below. There are six to nine horizontal blackish stripes on the side. In southern California, the much smaller salema occasionally is mistaken for young striped bass; …

New Zealand coastal fish Identification

New Zealand coastal fish Identification

A Salpa Maggiore was spotted and caught off the coast of New Zealand. Stewart Fraser and his two sons were on a fishing trip when they found the bizarre creature floating in the water. Although it was shaped somewhat like a shrimp, it was almost completely transparent. Fraser said the fish “felt scaly and was quite firm… and you couldn’t see anything aside from this orange little blob inside.” He and his friends had never seen anything like it. After snapping a photo, the fisherman …

Alabama Coastal fish Identification

Alabama Coastal fish Identification

I grew up in the Alabama foothills, landlocked by red dirt. My ancestors cussed their lives away in that soil, following a one-crop mule. My mother dragged a cotton sack across it, and my kin slaved in mills made of bricks dug and fired from the same clay. My people fought across it with roofing knives and tire irons, and cut roads through it, chain gang shackles rattling around their feet. My grandfather made liquor 30 years in its caves and hollows to feed his babies, and lawmen …

Southern California Coastal Fish Identification

Southern California Coastal Fish Identification

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha California streams support the southern-most Chinook salmon runs on the west coast. Chinook salmon in California display a wide array of life history patterns that allow them to take advantage of the diverse and variable riverine and ocean environments. Chinook salmon are “anadromous” fish, migrating upstream as adults to spawn in freshwater streams, and migrating as juveniles downstream to the ocean to grow and mature. The time spent in the ocean and …

Alabama Gulf Coast fish Identification

Alabama Gulf Coast fish Identification

Alabama’s beaches are some of the best-kept secrets on the Gulf Coast. Enjoy the relaxing effect of our turquoise waters and sugar-white sands. Whether you’re looking for peaceful seclusion or adrenaline and night life, you’re sure to find an Alabama beach community that feels just right. Chartering a fishing boat is an absolute must if you’re an avid angler, and for those who’d rather just enjoy the scenery, dolphin sightseeing tours are a great option as well. Another can’t-miss …

Pacific Coast fish Identification Chart

Pacific Coast fish Identification Chart

It is silvery brown, with irregular brown blotches, and five obscure bars on its sides. The Pacific Porgy is reported to have a barred or blotched color pattern when hiding, but the pattern fades when it swims into the open. Its identification is quite straightforward and it cannot be easily confused with other species. Distribution in Mexico fishing areas The Pacific Porgy is found in all Mexican fishing waters north to the central Pacific coast of Baja California, but not in …

Demersal fish Identification

Demersal fish Identification

Excluding the plankton-eating Basking Shark, there are five types of sharks likely to be targeted by sport fishermen around the shores of the UK and Western Europe. As shown here, they re the Mako Shark, Porbeagle Shark, Blue Shark, Hammerhead Shark and Thresher Shark. Read more about the various types of sharks Artwork courtesy of Osprey Publishing Ltd Skates and Rays So what s the difference between skates and rays? A Mermaid s Purse One defining difference is that rays give …

Gulf Coast Fish identification Chart

Gulf Coast Fish identification Chart

No matter where you live, fall brings a burst of fishing activity – and we want to help you catch more kingfish, largemouth bass, redfish, striped bass, and tuna. Coast to coast and everywhere in-between, fall fishing action heats up the bite on everything from kingfish to largemouth bass. Want to get in on the excitement? Of course you do! Here’s the low-down on six top fisheries that will be busting loose as the seasons change. Gulf Coast Redfish are the key species from Florida …