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Archosargus probatocephalus

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Use live shrimp, sand fleas or fiddler crabs on a small hook fished on the bottom. When cleaning, beware of the sharp gill covers.

The body has a lightly colored background with vertical black bars on sides | Prominent teeth, including incisors, molars, and rounded grinders | Dorsal and anal fins with strong, sharp spines

Up to 36 inches

Coastal waters near structures such as oyster bars, seawalls and tidal creeks. They move nearshore during late winter and early spring for spawning.

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State Record: 15lb 2 oz, caught near Homosassa