n.1.(Zool.) An edible fish (Lobotes Surinamensis) found in the warmer parts of all the oceans, and common on the southern and middle coasts of the United States. When living it is silvery gray, and becomes brown or blackish when dead. Its dorsal and anal fins are long, and extend back on each side of the tail. It has large silvery scales which are used in the manufacture of fancy work. Called also, locally, black perch, grouper, and flasher.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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For coastal and inshore triple-tail fishing, my favorite rig consists of a pink or orange rattling float to which I attach 30 inches of 30-pound-test monofilament leader material.
Make sure you cast the bait right in the face of the fish you want so the small fish hanging around the debris can't beat the triple-tail to the bait.
Sharks, cobia and triple-tail are all taken as bycatch in the tarpon fishery and there are some anglers who play it the other way, targeting sharks and cobia and rating tarpon as the bycatch.
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