There's] a fair bit of speculation - it could have been a cod, could have been a groper, and one guy I think might have nailed it when he said it was what they call a tripletail
," he said, adding: "I've seen a lot of fish and its pectoral fin right down near the tail looked a bit odd, sort of looked like it had a joint there, and if it had the same on the other side that could be exactly what it is.
Caption: Stacey Gordon of Merritt Island caught the hefty (17-pound) tripletail
on a dead shrimp Just offshore of Port Canaveral.
As she hangs up the phone another customer walks up and asks for tripletail
Some fishermen say if a grouper and snapper were to mate, the result would be a tripletail
, which has the sweetness of the snapper and the thick, white, flaky flesh of a grouper.
Supplementing those already mentioned species, and opening up an entirely new arena for the bait, fly and drop-shot enthusiast, are variations of grunter and rock cod, as well as incidental catches of the delicious tripletail
Diet of tripletail
, Lobotes surinamensis, from Mississippi coastal waters.
We joined Ron Hall on his motorboat to fish for redfish, tripletail
and cobia where the Gulf meets the Suwannee.
It was taken to the National Museum Wales, Cardiff, where it was identified as an Atlantic Tripletail
The lowest average mercury levels were observed in vermilion snapper, tripletail
(blackfish), dolphin (mahi mahi), flounder, and gray triggerfish.
TABLE I NAMES AND IDENTIFICATION OF FISH AND OTHER ANIMALS English Vernacular Identification Code * Atlantic cutlassfish Espada Trichiurus lepturus ESP Linnaeus, 1758 Atlantic tripletail
Prejereba Lobotes surinamensis PRE (Bloch, 1790) Blue crab Siri Callinectes danae SIR Smith, 1869 Broadband anchovy Manjuba Anchoviella MAN lepidentostole (Fowler, 1911) Catfish Bagre Bagre bagre BAG (Linnaeus, 1766), Cathorops spixii (Agassiz, 1829), Genidens genidens (Valenciennes, 1839), Sciadeichthys luniscutis (Valenciennes, 1840) Croaker Corvina Micropogonias COR furnieri (Desmarest, 1823) Leathetjacket Salteira Oligoplites saliens SAL (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Menhaden Savelha Brevoortia pectinata SAV (Jenyns, 1842) Mojarra Vivoca Eugerres spp.
20 caught a tripletail
, a rare perchlike fish typically found about 1,000 miles south of the waters between Dana Point and San Onofre, where it was caught.
fly fishing world records for snook, tripletail