Louisiana Fish SPECIES

THE Species of Fish We Catch

Here in the rich waters off the coast of Louisiana we catch a wide variety of fish species. From the inshore waters and marshes of Shell Beach, Delacroix, Hopedale and New Orleans to the offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana's diversity of fish species is second to none. Here are some of the fish species we commonly catch when fishing with Hook Dat Fishing Charters in Louisiana.

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Redfish - Red Drum
(Sciaenops Ocellatus)

Red drum are a dark red color on the back, which fades into white on the belly. The red drum has a characteristic near the tail and is somewhat streamlined. Three-year-old red drum typically weigh 6-8 lb.

The largest red drum on record weighed just over 94 lb and was caught in 1984 on.Male red drum make a knocking or drumming sound during spawning by vibrating their swim bladders.

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Speckled Trout
(Cynoscion Nebulosus)

The spotted seatrout, also known as speckled trout, is a common estuarine fish found in the southern along coasts of Gulf of Mexico and the coastal Atlantic Ocean from Maryland to Florida. While most of these fish are caught on shallow, grassy flats, spotted seatrout reside in virtually any inshore waters, from the surf of outside islands to far up coastal rivers, where they often come for shelter during cold weather.

Contrary to its name, the spotted seatrout is not a member of the trout family (Salmonidae), but of the drum family (Sciaenidae).

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Black Drum
(Pogonias Cromis)

The black drum, also known as the drum or drummer, is a saltwater similar to its cousin, the red drum. It is the the Pogonias. Though most specimens are generally found in the 5-30 lb (2–14 kg) range, the black drum is well known as the largest of all the drum family with some specimens reaching excesses of 90 lb (40 kg). The world record black drum was just over 113 lb (51 kg).

Their teeth are rounded and they have powerful jaws capable of crushing oysters and other shellfish. It is recommended those over 15 lb pounds (7 kg) should be released.

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TripleTail
(Lobotes Surinamensis)

Tripletail is a warm-water marine fish found across the tropics; it can grow to 90 cm long and weigh 18 kg. It is also known by fishermen by names like flasher or steamboat. Young fishes float on their sides, often beside flotsam, and appear like a dry leaf.

The Atlantic Tripletail is the only fish in the family Lobotidae that can be found in the Atlantic Ocean. The Tripletail grows to 35 in (89 cm) in length and weighs up to 41 lb.

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Sheepshead
(Archosargus Probatocephalus)

The sheepshead, is a marine that grows to 76 cm (30 in), but commonly reaches 30 to 50 cm (10 to 20 in). It is deep and compressed in body shape, with five or six dark bars on the side of the body over a gray background. It has sharp dorsal spines.

Its diet consists of oysters, clams, and other bivalves, and barnacles, fiddler crabs, and other crustaceans.It has a hard m, with several rows of stubby – the frontal ones closely resembling – which help crush the shells of prey.

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Flounder
(Paralichthys Lethostigma)

the southern flounder, is a of large-tooth flounders native to the eastern and gulf coasts of the. It is a popular sports fish and is the largest and most commercially valuable flounder in the western North Atlantic Ocean anIt is a "left-eyed flounder", meaning the left side is pigmented and is the "up side".

The body color is brown with diffuse, unocellated spots and blotches.This species typically grows to around 12-14 inches in length.

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Red Snapper
(Lutjanus Campechanus)

a of snapper native to the western including the G, where it inhabits environments associated with reefs. This species is cimportant and is also sought-after as a game fish.

They are rather large and are red in color. This snapper reaches maturity at a length of about 39 cm (15 in). The common adult length is 60 cm (24 in), but may reach 100 cm (39 in). The maximum published weight is 50 lb, 4 oz (22.79 kg)and the oldest reported age is 100+ years.

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GRAY - Mangrove Snapper
(Lutjanus Griseus)

a species of snapper native to the western Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean Sea. They can be found in a wide variety of habitats, including brackish and fresh waters. It is commercially important, as well as being sought as a game fish. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.

Its color is typically greyish red, but it can change color from bright red to copper red. It has a dark stripe running across its eye if observed from the top when it is under water.

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Black Grouper
(Mycteroperca Bonaci)

is one of the best known of the large group of perciformfish called groupers. Other common names include black rockfish, bonaeci arara, and marbled rockfishOther fish are sometimes called the black grouper including the similar gag grouper (Mycteroperca microlepis), the misty grouper (Epinephelus mystacinus), and the critically endangered Warsaw grouper (Epinephelus nigritus)

The black grouper is a large marine fish, growing up to 150 cm (5 ft) in length and 100 kg (220 lbs) in weight. It has an olive or gray body, with black blotches and brassy spots. The preoperculum is gently rounded

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Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish)
(Coryphaena Hippurus)

The mahi-mahi (/ˈmɑːhiːˈmɑːhiː/)or common dolphinfish is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical, and subtropical waters worldwide. Also widely called dorado (not to be confused with Salminus brasiliensis, a fresh water fish) and dolphin, it is one of two members of the family Coryphaenidae, the other being the pompano dolphinfish. These fish are most commonly found in the waters around the Gulf of Mexico, Costa Rica, and Hawaii.

Mahi-mahi have compressed bodies and a single long-based dorsal fin extending from the head almost to the tail.Mature males have prominent foreheads protruding well above the body proper. Females have a rounded head.

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Alligator Gar
(Atractosteus Spatula)

iis a ray-finnedeuryhaline fish related to the bowfin in the infraclassHolostei/hoʊˈlɒstiaɪ/. It is the largest species in the gar family, and among the largest freshwater fishes in North America.

Alligator gar are the largest species in the gar family, and among the largest freshwater fishes found in North America. Mature alligator gar commonly measure 6 ft (1.8 m) in length, and weigh over 100 lb (45 kg).

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