Fish ID >>Bait 

leatherjack

Leatherjacket

Oligoplites saurus

Description: Body silvery, bluish above; fins yellow; rear parts of dorsal and anal fins consist of a series of finelts; spinous dorsal fin has 5 well-developed, unconnected spines; lateral line nearly straight; scales tiny, embedded; skin appears smooth

Size: To 30 centimeters (1 foot)

Where Found: Enters bays and estuaries, often in turbid water

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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