Group E comprises fishes from all 3 regions: Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) from Atlantic and GOM populations, as well as Weakfish (Cynoscion regalis), Spotfin Croaker (Roncador stearnsii), and Yellowfin Croaker (Umbrina roncador).
Within group E, the Atlantic congeners Spotted Seatrout and Weakfish and the Pacific species Spotfin Croaker, and Yellowfin Croaker have similar spawning seasons and habitats within regions (Brown, 1981; Lowerre-Barbieri et al.
Yellowfin croaker ovaries were also histologically examined to describe their summer spawning activity.
Nearshore gill net surveys by Pondella and Allen (2000) reported yellowfin croaker (Umbrina roncador) as the most abundant species along the mainland and third most abundant at Santa Catalina Island whereas spotfin croaker (Roncador stearnsii) was not among the 25 most abundant species in either area.
Kalatschan of Huntington Beach has himself an all-tackle record for the 2-3/4-pound yellowfin croaker
he took April 30 off Santa Catalina Island, and Marina del Rey's George Bogen established a 2-pound line-class record when he caught a 5-pound, 11-ounce African pompano April 24 at San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
The deeper channels are inhabited mainly by residents and seasonal migrants including shiner surfperch, black surfperch, diamond turbot, juvenile California halibut, spotted sand bass, juvenile barred sand bass, yellowfin croaker
, and round stingray (Horn and Allen, 1981).
It fooled a remarkable assortment of targets - yellowfin croaker
, sand bass, calico bass, shark, ray, sculpin, halibut, barracuda - proving to be simply irresistible.
arrival, but an hour later we pulled four yellowfin croaker
over the railing in quick succession.
Paul Skaar, left, the mate aboard the research vessel Yellowfin, encourages CSUN graduate student Brian Buaas of Northridge as he hauls in a bounty of yellowfin croaker
Scott Crooke, Irvine, yellowfin croaker
, 2-1, Dana Point, Aug.
The quarry can be pure fighting glory - halibut (last year Selby released a 20-pound flattie that he landed on 12-pound leader after it broke his rod), barred surfperch, needlefish, spotfin croaker, yellowfin croaker
, mackerel, corbina - or something, shall we say, a little less highly prized - lobster, rock crab, mussels, kelp, the bottom.