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Cynoscio nebulosus

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    Free-line live shrimp or small pinfish or pigfish (grunts) near the bottom to entice trout out of grass-bed holes. Attaching a float will allow these baits to drift over the grass beds as you search for trout.
  • Appearance:
    The back is dark gray or green, fading to a silvery or white belly | Several black spots on the back extend to dorsal fins and tail | A pair of large canine teeth at tip of upper jaw

    Up to 39 inches
  • Habitat:
    Coastal waters over sand bottoms or seagrass beds.

    Fun Fish Facts:
    State Record: 17lb 7 oz, caught near Ft. Pierce