Fish We Catch

Speckled Trout


14" minimum length
10 per person
A speckled trout can be identified by two big front teeth, yellow mouth, and many spots or "specks". They normally range from 13 - 20 inches.
 

White Trout


No minimum length
No limit per person
The white trout resembles the speckled trout without the specks but are normally a little smaller, 8 - 16 inches. These fish generally get very thick under the lights (dock lights at night) in the fall for a lot of fun fishing. Keep in mind that just because you can keep all of them doesn't mean you should. The smaller ones are hardly worth the filet you might get from it.
 

Red Drum (Redfish)


Capt' Sonny's personal favorite
16 - 26" size restriction
3 per person
1 oversize per person (if you catch "the big one", you can keep it)
Redfish are identified by one or more large spots around the base of the tail, and large scales. These fish are great fighters and like to stay close to structure similar to bass. Average length runs about 20 inches.
 

Tripletail (Blackfish)


16" minimum length
3 per person
Tripletail are identified by the 3 tails. Actually, its one tail with two fins that resemble tails. They are generally caught around channel markers or floating debris in the hottest summer months. They average 10 pounds, but can grow to 35 pounds. Tripletail are very tasty fish, although a lot more elusive than other local fish.
 

 

BlueFish


No minimum length
No limit per person
These fish are blue in color and have very sharp teeth. This is a fast and fun fighter that shakes your hook like a bass at boat side. They normally run 10 - 20 inches.
 

 

Flounder


12" minimum length
10 per person
Flounder are easy to identify by their FLAT shape and brownish top coloring. Do NOT put your finger in their mouth, as they are loaded with sharp teeth and aren't afraid to use them. Average length runs about 15 inches.


Black Drum

 
No minimum length
No limit per person
Black Drum can be tricky to identify. They look like a cross between a Redfish and a sheepshead. They have the sheepshead black vertical stripes but more of the Redfish body. Remember to look for whiskers under his chin. These fish are typically very strong fighters and can grow to 40 pounds. Average would run about 5 pounds.


Sheepshead


No minimum length
No limit per person
Sheepshead are identified by black and white vertical stripes and a mouth full of teeth. These fish are very boney, so the small ones offer little meat. Average length runs about 12 inches.
 

Jack Cravalle


No minimum length
No limit per person
Jack Cravalle are considered trash fish. They are very bloody fish identified by the large yellow split tale and yellow fins. They are a tall, flat powerful fish. If you hook one, you generally won't get to see him for half an hour. They are great fun to catch because they put up such a good fight; however, we wouldn't recommend trying to eat him. They generally average 15 - 40 pounds.


Spanish Mackeral

No minimum length
15 per person
This fish has a mouth full of razor sharp teeth, yellow spots on the sides and a forked tail. These fish are very fast and sleek looking.

 

Along the way you can usually catch various other trash fish....


Croaker: looks like a baby Redfish without the spot. They make an audible grunting sound.


Hard Head Catfish: CAREFUL, they will ruin your day. They have 3 bacteria infected spines that can cause serious discomfort if pricked by one.If pricked, rub the slime off of his belly onto the prick to relieve the discomfort. Normally 8" or less.


Pin Fish: Looks like a freshwater brim. 6" or less with a very pointy dorsal fin.