Hardhead Catfish

Appearance: Brownish to gray-green. White to yellowish below. Fin spines with no fleshy filaments. Barbel at corner of mouth not very flattened and sh

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Gafftopsail Catfish

Appearance: Bluish above. Silvery below. Dorsal and pectoral fins with long, fleshy filaments on spines. Barbel at corner of mouth flattened, bandlike

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Sheepshead

Description: Basic silvery color, with 5 or 6 distinct vertical black bars on sides, not always the same on both sides; prominent teeth, including inc

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Weakfish

Description: Dark olive or blue-green back; sides covered in tones of blue, purple, lavender, gold, and copper; irregular diagonal rows of baguely-def

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Tarpon Snook

Description: Only snook with 7 anal fin rays (others have 6); lower jaw curves upward; compressed body; prominent black lateral line extends through t

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Tarpon

Description: Last ray of dorsal fin extended into long filament; one dorsal fin; back dark blue to green or greenish black, shading into bright silver

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Swordspine Snook

Description: Smallest of the snooks; profile slightly concave; prominent lateral line outlined in black (not solid), extends through caudal fin; color

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Striped Mojarra

Description: Body dark olive above; tan to silvery on side, often with a metallic sheen; conspicuous blackish stripe along center of each scale row, e

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Seatrout (Spotted)

Description: Dark gray or green above, with sky-blue tinges shading to silvery and white below; numerous distinct round black spots on back, extending

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Seatrout (Silver)

Description: Pale straw-colored above, silvery sides and white below; no distinctive pigmentation, although faint diagonal lines may be present on upp

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Silver Perch

Description: Color silvery with yellowish fins; no spots; no chin barbels; no prominent canine teeth at tip of upper jaw; preopercle finely serrated;

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Seatrout (Sand)

Description: Pale body color, yellow above, silver to white below; one or two prominent canine teeth usually at tip of upper jaw; inside of mouth yell

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Redfish

Other Local Names: Red drum. Description: Chin without barbels; copper-bronze body, lighter shade in clear waters; one to many spots at base of tail (

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Ladyfish

Description: Terminal mouth; slender body; small scales; last dorsal ray not elonged; head small and pointer. Similar Fish: Juvenile tarpon, Megalops

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Gulf Flounder

Description: Body color brown, its shade depending on color of bottom, with numerous spots and blotches; 3 prominent eye-like spots forming a triangle

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Fat Snook

Description: Deeper body than other snook. Color yellow-brown to green-brown above, silvery on sides. Black lateral line extends onto tail. Mouth reac

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Common Snook

Description: Distinct black lateral line; high,divided dorsal fin; sloping forehead; large mouth, protruding lower jaw; grows much larger than other s

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Bonefish

Description: Silvery color with bluish or greenish back; slender, round body; snout long, conical, aiming downward and overhanging lower jaw; dark str

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Black Drum

Description: High arched back; 10 to 14 pairs of chin barbels; gray or black colored body in adults; young have 4 to 6 vertical bars; has cobblestone-

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Atlantic Spadefish

Description: Silvery, with 4 to 6 black vertical bands on each side which sometimes become obscure in larger fish; deep, flattened body; separated fir

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Permit

Description: Color gray, dark or iridescent blue above, shading to silvery sides, in dark wates showing golden tints around breast; small permit have

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Lookdown

Description: Silvery, iridescent, sometimes with brassy highlights; body extremely compressed and deep, platelike; front of head very steep; lobes at

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Great Barracuda

Description: Gray, with a greenish cast above, whitish below; many irregular, small black blotches on lower side; 18 to 22 diagonal dark bars on upper

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Florida Pompano

Description: Greenish gray on back, shading to silvery sides; fish in dark waters showing yellow on throat, pelvic, and anal fins; deep flattened body

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Crevalle Jack

Description: Color bluish-green to greenish-gold back and silvery or yellowish belly; soft dorsal and anal fins almost identical in size; prominent bl

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Blue Runner

Description: Color light olive to bluish green above, silvery gray to golden below; frequently black spot on operculum; readily distinguished from cre

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