The Noble Tom Madden is next expected to drill the Tripletail
exploration well, which is in the greater Turbot area, beginning in August 2019.
As we finished out our day--two more specks flapping in the ice chest, ready to be filleted and served--Marquez wanted to show off one more species: tripletail
, lately his favorite fish to pursue.
And a tripletail
on a marker or float isn't going anywhere.
The selection here might be smaller than what you'll find at other local fish shops, but the quality is spot-on, with a refrigerated case stocked with hogfish, snapper, wahoo and tripletail
. The in-house restaurant also serves a tidy collection of simple fish plates and sandwiches, with steamer pots to boot.
"[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."
We cruise by the pipes and Kenny somehow spots a tripletail
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
. Personally I believe there are countless other angling opportunities yet to be discovered; what we already know limited only by the techniques most often applied in the area.
2 0.0 Tripletail
Lobotes surinamensis 2 0.0 Rainwater killfish Lucania parva 2 0.0 Atlantic silverside Menidia menidia 2 0.0 Shrimp eel Ophichthus gomesii 2 0.0 Tonguefish Symphurus spp.
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
. This is the first British record for the species whichThe fish is not normally seen in these waters - it is usually found near coasts off the southern USA, South America, Africa and the Mediterranean.
* The lowest average mercury levels were observed in vermilion snapper, tripletail
(blackfish), dolphin (mahi mahi), flounder, and gray triggerfish.