MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

The Black Sea Bass fish Identification
The Black Sea Bass live near rock outcrops and shallow, rocky bottoms. Typically large-mouthed, bottom dwellers that are bluish black in color with light spots that form longitudinal stripes. Their scales are relatively large and their dorsal fin is continuous, but notched with 10 slender spines. This spike-finned fish changes sex over its lifetime: it starts out a female and becomes male as it grows older and larger. Black sea bass can reach up to 3 feet (91 cm) in length. Sea bass has firm flesh and tasty skin. Read More

Striped bass Identification
Striped bass are native to the Atlantic coastline of North America from the St. Lawrence River into the Gulf of Mexico to approximately Louisiana. They are anadromous fish that migrate between fresh and salt water. Spawning takes place in fresh water. Striped bass have also been hybridized with white bass to produce hybrid striped bass also known as sunshine bass, palmetto bass, or wiper with the white perch to produce white perch hybrid also known as Virginia bass or Maryland bass; and yellow bass to produce paradise bass. These hybrids have been stocked in many freshwater areas across the U.S. Striped bass are of significant value as sport fishing, and have been introduced to many waterways outside their natural range. Read More

Bluefish Fish Identification
Bluefish is most commonly a sea-green color above, fading into a silvery shade on its lower sides and belly. Bluefish rarely exceed 20 lbs. and 40 inches in length. The larger fish caught during a given year generally run between 10-15 pounds. Both male and female bluefish reach sexual maturity by the time they are 2 years old. This species normally travels in large schools, which may contain up to several thousand individuals. Read More