This book is a given for recreational and commercial fishermen as well as anyone who loves the outdoors! Since most anglers identify their fish by reviewing illustrations rather than using scientific keys, the authors have succeeded in making fishing easier by providing superb illustrations and detailed diagnostics for fish identification. A valuable, one-stop reference tool for everyday anglers, fisheries experts, biologists, and outdoors writers, this guide includes intensively researched information on 207 species of saltwater fish, essential data on each speciesí habitat, identification, typical size, and food value. By Jerald Horst & Mike Lane, illustrated by Duane Raver. 207 species.
Found Gulfwide, but more common in the relatively open waters of the southern Gulf of Mexico.
Identification & Biology :
This is a streamlined fish that is bluish-green on the back and has silver sides with a yellowish tint. The fins have a strong yellow hue. After death, the fish appears yellow. Small fish have darker bars that give way to blotches as the fish grows. The fins on small fish are more yellow than on older fish. Not much is known of its life history, but it seems to be more of a bottomfish than many jacks are.
Up to 15 pounds.
Food Value :
Description by: Jerald Horst, Associate Professor, Fisheries - LSU AgCenter