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N°1 | The Red Grouper

The Red Grouper belongs to the Serranidae family. The Red grouper reaches a maximum total length of 125 cm and a maximum declared weight of 23.0 kg. Red Groupers are thought to have a lifespan of about 25-30 years. They breed from January to April. It is abundant at the end of summer. The red grouper is a robust, medium-sized fish. It has large eyes and differs in size, the anterior pair being slightly smaller than the posterior pair. Pelvic fins are shorter than pectoral fins. The pelvic fins are inserted behind the pectoral fins on the body. The red grouper has scales and thick skin at the base of the dorsal and anal fins. The caudal fin is truncated and the caudal peduncle has no saddle. The head and body of the red grouper are dark reddish brown in color, then fading to pink or reddish on the sides and ventral side. Light-colored spots may be observed scattered over the body and small black spots may be present around the eyes. The anal, dorsal and caudal fins have dark margins. When the fish is resting, the coloring becomes more split, resembling the Nassau grouper.

Fishing period : late summer

Minimum size : 45 cm

Difficulty :

N°2 | The Dog Snapper

The Dog Snapper belongs to the Lutjanidae family. With an average length of 60 cm, the adult snapper can reach a maximum length of 74 cm. The maximum known weight for this snapper is 9.1 kg. Sexual maturity is achieved at lengths of 30 to 40 cm. The maximum lifespan recorded was about 29 years. It breeds in March. It is fished in March, April, July, August, November and December. This snapper has a relatively deep body, with long pectoral fins, an emarginated or slightly forked caudal fin, a rounded anal fin and a double dorsal fin. Dog snappers have an olive green top and back, sometimes with narrow, pale bars. The lower sides and belly are light red and coppery. There is a white triangular bar under the lower edge of the eyes. The pectoral, ventral, anal and distal fins of the dorsal and caudal fins are reddish, while the rest of the dorsal and caudal fins are olive green. The young have a horizontal blue line under the eye and through the operculum, which turns into a row of spots on adults.

Fishing period : March, April, July, August, November and December

Minimum size : no restriction

Difficulty :

N°3 | The Tripletail fish

The Tripletail fish belongs to the Lobotidae family. The tripletail is 89 cm long and weighs 18.6 kg. However, the average weight is between 1 and 7 kg. The Tripletail have a lifespan of about 10 years. They spawn in summer. It can be fished all year round. The tripletail has small scales that extend over the dorsal, caudal and anal fins and a head profile that becomes more concave with age. The tripletail has a compressed and deep body, with a triangular head. The eyes are relatively small and the mouth is large. The bases of the dorsal and anal fins are flaked and the pectoral fins are shorter than the pelvic fins. The tripletail has soft, large and rounded dorsal, caudal and anal fins. This characteristic has given rise to the common name. Juveniles are marbled yellow, brown and black. Lying on the side at the surface of the water, a young tripletail looks like a floating mangrove leaf. Juveniles have white pectoral fins and a white border on the caudal fin. The adult tripletails have a variety of marbled patterns, ranging from dark brown to reddish brown or brown with a shade of grey.

Fishing period : all year round

Minimum size : 45 cm

Difficulty :

N°4 | The Bonnethead shark

The Bonnethead shark belongs to the Sphyrnidae family. Bonnethead sharks are generally about 0.61 to 0.91 m long, with a maximum size of about 50 cm. Its maximum lifespan is about 12 years. It is believed that bonnethead mate in spring and fall, or even all year round. It can be fished all year round depending on the location. The bonnethead shark is a small species of shark with a head in the shape of a spade that characterizes this fish making it easier to identify. The head is flattened, the anterior margin of the head is also rounded between the eyes and the mouth is arched. The front teeth have straight and smooth cutting edges, while the next teeth have oblique cutting edges, the outer teeth of the lower jaw are modified in flat mills. The first dorsal fin slightly throws the posterior at the base of the pectoral fin. The dorsal drift with the rear lobe is well developed. Some specimens are dark brown in the lateral dorsal region, lighter in the ventral region and grey in others.

Fishing period : all year

Minimum size : 60 cm

Difficulty :

N°5 | The Red drum

The red drum belongs to the Scianidae family. The maximum reported length is 155 cm, but this species is generally observed at a length of about 100 cm. The maximum registered weight of the red drum is just under 45.0 kg. It is known to live to be at least 50 years old. It breeds from mid-August to mid-November. It can be caught from fall to winter. The body of the red drum is elongated with a slightly arched back and a sloping head. It has a blunt snout with a large subterminal mouth similar to most species of the Sciaenidae family. There are two dorsal fins, the first with ten hard spines and the second with one hard spine and many soft rays. The caudal fin is slightly concave. The red drum differs from the black drum, which is closely linked to it (Pogonias cromis) by its absence of barbels. The red drum is generally coppery reddish. The coloring can also range from deep dark copper to an almost silvery sheen. The ventral side is generally lighter to almost white in color. The red drums have a distinct black spot near the base of the tail. One point is the most common, but some people have several points.

Fishing period : Fall to winter

Minimum size : no restriction

Difficulty :

N°6 | The Black Drum

The Black Drum belongs to the Sciaenidae family. The adult can reach 1.55 meters for 45 kg. They spawn from April to June. They can live for about 50 years. It can be fished all year round. The black drum is a stocky fish with a high backrest and many barbells or whiskers under the lower jaw. Younger fish have four or five dark vertical stripes on their sides, but these vanish with age. Older fish have a white belly, but the color of the back and sides can vary considerably. Fish in Gulf waters often lack color and are light grey or silvery. Those who live in the muddy waters of the bay have dark grey or bronze backs and sides. Some are solid silver-grey or jet-black.

Fishing period : All year

Minimum size : 30 cm

Difficulty :

N°7 | The Gag Fish

The Gag fish belongs to the Serranidae family. The gag fish can reach a maximum total length of 1.45 m and a maximum weight of 36.5 kg. This species has a life span of 16 years. They breed from January to May. They can be fished from June to December. The gag fish is typical of groupers with an elongated oblong body. The head is long while the mouth is large with a protruding lower jaw. The bases of the dorsal and anal fins are covered with thick skin and scales. The caudal fin is wide and has a slightly concave margin. The body color of the gag fish depends on the sex and age of the fish. Juveniles and mature females are pale grey to greyish brown with dark spots and worm-shaped marks giving a marbled appearance. The caudal, anal and pelvic fins have dark blue outer margins. Large mature males are pale to medium grey in color, with barely visible cross-links below the dorsal fin. The ventral surface is dark grey to black. The soft dorsal fin, caudal fin, pectoral and pelvic fins also range from dark grey to black, while the margins of the anal and caudal fins are white.

Fishing period : June to December

Minimum size : 50 cm

Difficulty :

N°8 | The Greater Amberjack

The Greater Amberjack belongs to the Carangidae family. The Greater Amberjack adults can reach 2 m in height and weigh 50 kg. They have a lifespan of 17 years. They breed in summer. It is caught from April to December. It is a bony fish that usually measures up to 1 meter but can sometimes reach nearly 2 meters long. Its body is ovoid, compressed laterally. The head is massive and the snout is rounded. It has two dorsal fins, the first being smaller than the other. The caudal fin is high and indented. The blue to greenish back is more rounded than the belly, its sides and belly are silvery white. The fins are darker. Its lateral line rises above the pectoral fins. A characteristic dark band runs through the eye.

Fishing period : April to December

Minimum size : 12 cm

Difficulty :

N°9 | The Florida Pompano

The Florida Pompano belongs to the Carangidae Family. They weigh less than 1.4 kg and are less than 43 cm long, although the largest individuals weigh between 3.6 and 4.1 kg and reach lengths of up to 66 cm. They have an average life span of 4 years. They breed from March to September. They are abundant and can be fished from October to January. Florida Pompano has an extended, oblong and flattened body with similar upper and lower profiles. They are generally silvery and turn ventrally yellow without any distinctive marks. Their fins are yellow except for their dorsal fin, which is dark. Their head has a very rounded and extensible snout. Their mouth reaches the eyes and has small conical teeth that disappear in large fish. Their anal fin has 2 detached spines, followed by a spine and 20 to 24 rays; their caudal fin has a fine base and is deeply forked; their dorsal fin has 6 strong and short spines and 22 to 27 rays; and, their pectoral fins are short. Their anal fin and soft dorsal fin have similar bases with raised but not very elongated frontal lobes. They have 5 to 7 gills on the upper part of the arch and 8 to 14 gills on the lower part of the arch. Their lateral line is straight and has no scutes. Their bodies are covered with oval scales.

Fishing period : October to January

Minimum size : 27 cm

Difficulty :

N°10 | The Lesser Amberjack

The Lesser Amberjack belongs to the Carangidae family. It has an average length of 50 cm for 4,53 kg. It has a lifespan of about ten years. It spawns throughout the year. It can be fished all year round. The body is short, a little wide and slightly tapered from the middle to each end. Above the lateral line, they are olive green, brownish, dark pinkish or purple and below the lateral line, they are white or silver grey. A slightly golden line extends from the eye to the tail and a dark band extends diagonally from the eye almost to the first dorsal fin. Juveniles have seven to eight brownish, irregular and sometimes broken bands. The first rounded dorsal fin has eight spines. The second largest dorsal fin, which is not connected to the first, has a spine and 30 to 32 rays. There are three spines and 19 to 20 rays on the anal fin. The second dorsal fin and the smallest anal fin are similar in shape, with the front ends extending to a peak. The tail is in the shape of a boomerang.

Fishing period : all year round

Minimum size : no restriction

Difficulty :

N°1 | The Red Grouper

The Red Grouper belongs to the Serranidae family. The Red grouper reaches a maximum total length of 125 cm and a maximum declared weight of 23.0 kg. Red Groupers are thought to have a lifespan of about 25-30 years. They breed from January to April. It is abundant at the end of summer. The red grouper is a robust, medium-sized fish. It has large eyes and differs in size, the anterior pair being slightly smaller than the posterior pair. Pelvic fins are shorter than pectoral fins. The pelvic fins are inserted behind the pectoral fins on the body. The red grouper has scales and thick skin at the base of the dorsal and anal fins. The caudal fin is truncated and the caudal peduncle has no saddle. The head and body of the red grouper are dark reddish brown in color, then fading to pink or reddish on the sides and ventral side. Light-colored spots may be observed scattered over the body and small black spots may be present around the eyes. The anal, dorsal and caudal fins have dark margins. When the fish is resting, the coloring becomes more split, resembling the Nassau grouper.

Fishing period : late summer

Minimum size : 45 cm

Difficulty :

N°2 | The Dog Snapper

The Dog Snapper belongs to the Lutjanidae family. With an average length of 60 cm, the adult snapper can reach a maximum length of 74 cm. The maximum known weight for this snapper is 9.1 kg. Sexual maturity is achieved at lengths of 30 to 40 cm. The maximum lifespan recorded was about 29 years. It breeds in March. It is fished in March, April, July, August, November and December. This snapper has a relatively deep body, with long pectoral fins, an emarginated or slightly forked caudal fin, a rounded anal fin and a double dorsal fin. Dog snappers have an olive green top and back, sometimes with narrow, pale bars. The lower sides and belly are light red and coppery. There is a white triangular bar under the lower edge of the eyes. The pectoral, ventral, anal and distal fins of the dorsal and caudal fins are reddish, while the rest of the dorsal and caudal fins are olive green. The young have a horizontal blue line under the eye and through the operculum, which turns into a row of spots on adults.

Fishing period : March, April, July, August, November and December

Minimum size : no restriction

Difficulty :

N°3 | The Tripletail fish

The Tripletail fish belongs to the Lobotidae family. The tripletail is 89 cm long and weighs 18.6 kg. However, the average weight is between 1 and 7 kg. The Tripletail have a lifespan of about 10 years. They spawn in summer. It can be fished all year round. The tripletail has small scales that extend over the dorsal, caudal and anal fins and a head profile that becomes more concave with age. The tripletail has a compressed and deep body, with a triangular head. The eyes are relatively small and the mouth is large. The bases of the dorsal and anal fins are flaked and the pectoral fins are shorter than the pelvic fins. The tripletail has soft, large and rounded dorsal, caudal and anal fins. This characteristic has given rise to the common name. Juveniles are marbled yellow, brown and black. Lying on the side at the surface of the water, a young tripletail looks like a floating mangrove leaf. Juveniles have white pectoral fins and a white border on the caudal fin. The adult tripletails have a variety of marbled patterns, ranging from dark brown to reddish brown or brown with a shade of grey.

Fishing period : all year round

Minimum size : 45 cm

Difficulty :

N°4 | The Bonnethead shark

The Bonnethead shark belongs to the Sphyrnidae family. Bonnethead sharks are generally about 0.61 to 0.91 m long, with a maximum size of about 50 cm. Its maximum lifespan is about 12 years. It is believed that bonnethead mate in spring and fall, or even all year round. It can be fished all year round depending on the location. The bonnethead shark is a small species of shark with a head in the shape of a spade that characterizes this fish making it easier to identify. The head is flattened, the anterior margin of the head is also rounded between the eyes and the mouth is arched. The front teeth have straight and smooth cutting edges, while the next teeth have oblique cutting edges, the outer teeth of the lower jaw are modified in flat mills. The first dorsal fin slightly throws the posterior at the base of the pectoral fin. The dorsal drift with the rear lobe is well developed. Some specimens are dark brown in the lateral dorsal region, lighter in the ventral region and grey in others.

Fishing period : all year

Minimum size : 60 cm

Difficulty :

N°5 | The Red drum

The red drum belongs to the Scianidae family. The maximum reported length is 155 cm, but this species is generally observed at a length of about 100 cm. The maximum registered weight of the red drum is just under 45.0 kg. It is known to live to be at least 50 years old. It breeds from mid-August to mid-November. It can be caught from fall to winter. The body of the red drum is elongated with a slightly arched back and a sloping head. It has a blunt snout with a large subterminal mouth similar to most species of the Sciaenidae family. There are two dorsal fins, the first with ten hard spines and the second with one hard spine and many soft rays. The caudal fin is slightly concave. The red drum differs from the black drum, which is closely linked to it (Pogonias cromis) by its absence of barbels. The red drum is generally coppery reddish. The coloring can also range from deep dark copper to an almost silvery sheen. The ventral side is generally lighter to almost white in color. The red drums have a distinct black spot near the base of the tail. One point is the most common, but some people have several points.

Fishing period : Fall to winter

Minimum size : no restriction

Difficulty :

N°6 | The Black Drum

The Black Drum belongs to the Sciaenidae family. The adult can reach 1.55 meters for 45 kg. They spawn from April to June. They can live for about 50 years. It can be fished all year round. The black drum is a stocky fish with a high backrest and many barbells or whiskers under the lower jaw. Younger fish have four or five dark vertical stripes on their sides, but these vanish with age. Older fish have a white belly, but the color of the back and sides can vary considerably. Fish in Gulf waters often lack color and are light grey or silvery. Those who live in the muddy waters of the bay have dark grey or bronze backs and sides. Some are solid silver-grey or jet-black.

Fishing period : All year

Minimum size : 30 cm

Difficulty :

N°7 | The Gag Fish

The Gag fish belongs to the Serranidae family. The gag fish can reach a maximum total length of 1.45 m and a maximum weight of 36.5 kg. This species has a life span of 16 years. They breed from January to May. They can be fished from June to December. The gag fish is typical of groupers with an elongated oblong body. The head is long while the mouth is large with a protruding lower jaw. The bases of the dorsal and anal fins are covered with thick skin and scales. The caudal fin is wide and has a slightly concave margin. The body color of the gag fish depends on the sex and age of the fish. Juveniles and mature females are pale grey to greyish brown with dark spots and worm-shaped marks giving a marbled appearance. The caudal, anal and pelvic fins have dark blue outer margins. Large mature males are pale to medium grey in color, with barely visible cross-links below the dorsal fin. The ventral surface is dark grey to black. The soft dorsal fin, caudal fin, pectoral and pelvic fins also range from dark grey to black, while the margins of the anal and caudal fins are white.

Fishing period : June to December

Minimum size : 50 cm

Difficulty :

N°8 | The Greater Amberjack

The Greater Amberjack belongs to the Carangidae family. The Greater Amberjack adults can reach 2 m in height and weigh 50 kg. They have a lifespan of 17 years. They breed in summer. It is caught from April to December. It is a bony fish that usually measures up to 1 meter but can sometimes reach nearly 2 meters long. Its body is ovoid, compressed laterally. The head is massive and the snout is rounded. It has two dorsal fins, the first being smaller than the other. The caudal fin is high and indented. The blue to greenish back is more rounded than the belly, its sides and belly are silvery white. The fins are darker. Its lateral line rises above the pectoral fins. A characteristic dark band runs through the eye.

Fishing period : April to December

Minimum size : 12 cm

Difficulty :

N°9 | The Florida Pompano

The Florida Pompano belongs to the Carangidae Family. They weigh less than 1.4 kg and are less than 43 cm long, although the largest individuals weigh between 3.6 and 4.1 kg and reach lengths of up to 66 cm. They have an average life span of 4 years. They breed from March to September. They are abundant and can be fished from October to January. Florida Pompano has an extended, oblong and flattened body with similar upper and lower profiles. They are generally silvery and turn ventrally yellow without any distinctive marks. Their fins are yellow except for their dorsal fin, which is dark. Their head has a very rounded and extensible snout. Their mouth reaches the eyes and has small conical teeth that disappear in large fish. Their anal fin has 2 detached spines, followed by a spine and 20 to 24 rays; their caudal fin has a fine base and is deeply forked; their dorsal fin has 6 strong and short spines and 22 to 27 rays; and, their pectoral fins are short. Their anal fin and soft dorsal fin have similar bases with raised but not very elongated frontal lobes. They have 5 to 7 gills on the upper part of the arch and 8 to 14 gills on the lower part of the arch. Their lateral line is straight and has no scutes. Their bodies are covered with oval scales.

Fishing period : October to January

Minimum size : 27 cm

Difficulty :

N°10 | The Lesser Amberjack

The Lesser Amberjack belongs to the Carangidae family. It has an average length of 50 cm for 4,53 kg. It has a lifespan of about ten years. It spawns throughout the year. It can be fished all year round. The body is short, a little wide and slightly tapered from the middle to each end. Above the lateral line, they are olive green, brownish, dark pinkish or purple and below the lateral line, they are white or silver grey. A slightly golden line extends from the eye to the tail and a dark band extends diagonally from the eye almost to the first dorsal fin. Juveniles have seven to eight brownish, irregular and sometimes broken bands. The first rounded dorsal fin has eight spines. The second largest dorsal fin, which is not connected to the first, has a spine and 30 to 32 rays. There are three spines and 19 to 20 rays on the anal fin. The second dorsal fin and the smallest anal fin are similar in shape, with the front ends extending to a peak. The tail is in the shape of a boomerang.

Fishing period : all year round

Minimum size : no restriction

Difficulty :

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