Pelagic fish Identification

Pelagic fish Identification

When ocean fishing in Alaska, there are a couple of terms that you will hear that you may not understand. These terms are pelagic and non-pelagic . The non-pelagic may also be called Demersal Shelf Rockfish. These terms are used when discussing Alaska’s many species of rock fish. What you need to know is that pelagic means in the water column above the bottom while non-pelagic means on the bottom. Alaska has several species of rock fish. Some are pelagic fish that are found at …

Florida Coastal fish Identification

Florida Coastal fish Identification

Awesome fishing can be found from Pine Island and Sanibel-Captiva in the North, Naples in the center with the miles of backwater to 10, islands and the Everglades to the south. These waters are some of the best recreational fishing grounds in the world. For all little boy and girl in all of us, Take a drive to Robbie s of Islamorada, the Florida Keys (135 miles and 4 hours from Naples at Florida Keys Mile Marker 36.8) Amazing,breathtaking and impressive are words we often …

Coastal Fish Identification California to Alaska

Coastal Fish Identification California to Alaska

Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus Occasionally caught by recreational harvesters in Puget Sound. Caught incidentally in the commercial fishery off the outer Washington coast. Description: The body of the red Irish lord is predominantly red, with white, brown and black mottling. It has a large head and large eyes. It has 10-12 dorsal spines, 18-20 dorsal soft rays, and 35 vertebrae. The distinguishing features of this species are; it has a continuous dorsal fin notched after the third …

Alabama Saltwater fish Identification

Alabama Saltwater fish Identification

Catch and release, a conservation program started by BASS to protect the large numbers of bass caught, has been applied to tournament fishing for crappie, walleyes, and catfish. To increase sustainability, (having enough fish so anglers can harvest them every year), the National Marine Fisheries Service instituted catch and release in the Gulf of Mexico, but, did it work? The venting tool (a hypodermic needle inserted into fish to release the gas buildup as the fish reaches the …

Georgia coastal fish Identification

Georgia coastal fish Identification

Estimates of Georgia s total tidal marshland acreage vary. In 1977 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported that Georgia had 429, 294 acres of tidal marshland, more than any other state on the East Coast. The study, however, did not distinguish between salt marsh and freshwater marsh. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources estimates that the state encompasses more than 378, acres of salt marsh. Georgia s salt marshes are some of the most biologically productive …