Coastal Carolina fish species

Red Drum, Also known as Channel Bass, Redfish, Spottail BassHeadshaker Charters would like to highlight the various species of fish flourishing in the coastal waters near Charleston SC. Whether you are just out for a day of fishing in general, or you are looking to catch a particular species, Capt. Legare Leland has the experience and equipment to provide a memorable fishing experience.

The coastal waters off of Charleston SC are teeming with a variety of fish, just waiting for you to cast your line. With a lifetime of experience in these waters, Capt. Leland is ready to provide your, your family, and your fishing buddies with a memorable angling experience. Contact Headshaker Charters today to learn more!

The Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) is usually found in coastal waters. Also known as Channel Bass, Redfish, Spottail Bass or simply Reds, a three year-old red drum typically weighs six to eight pounds. The largest one on record weighed just over 94 pounds. Large red drums are called bull reds. Bull reds are merely mature red drums, and most people prefer not to eat them. Mature Red Drums spawn in near shorelines. Juvenile red drums typically inhabit bays and coastal marshes until they reach maturity, between 3 and 6 years of age. They will readily accept any bait but prefer Menhaden. The Red Drum is a relative of the Black Drum and the Atlantic Croaker, named for the croaking sound they make when they are not underwater.Sheepshead

The spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) is a common estuary fish found in the southern United States. While most of these fish are caught on shallow, grassy flats, spotted seatrout reside in virtually any inshore waters, from the surf of outside islands to far up coastal rivers, where they often come for shelter during cold weather. Contrary to its name, the spotted seatrout is not a member of the trout family (Salmonidae), but of the drum family (Sciaenidae). It is also known as the speckled trout, or spotted weakfish.

These fish have large, prominent canine teeth. They have a dark back with gray or silvery sides marked with scattered ocellated black spots of varying sizes. The average size of the spotted seatrout is 1 to 2 lb, but in most areas fish up to 5 lb are fairly common. An ideal bait for the spotted seatrout is shrimp.

Spotted Seatrout are often found in shallow tidal creeks near flooded salt marshes, where it feeds mainly on shrimp and small fish. They are also known to congregate heavily over oyster reefs. The Spotted Seatrout, with its firm white meat, makes for excellent table fare.

The Flounder, sometimes called the fluke, are flatfish that live in ocean waters like the Northern Atlantic, in waters along the east coast of the United States and Canada, and the Pacific Ocean, as well. The name "flounder" refers to several geographically and taxonomically distinct species. In Europe, the name flounder refers to Platichthys flesus, in the Western Atlantic there are the summer flounder Paralichthys dentatus, southern flounder Paralichthys lethostigma, and the winter flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus, among other species. In Japan, the Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus is common.

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2011-03-01 16:44:21 by not-a-clown-fish

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