SIZE: Common between 3 and 6 inches; may reach 10 or 12 inches. RANGE: All Florida coasts and the Bahamas. is seenless often. Shrimp and clams are excellent baits, but cut fish works well too. BAITS: Light spinning and baitcasting tackle; shrimp and cut baits. cut bait. GAME QUALITIES: Fun on very light gear.

DESCRIPTION: Similar in shape to the White Grunt but color is Usually served whole as panfish, but A: Grunts are carnivores and usually feed on bottom-dwelling invertebrates.

Get your copy now!! HABITAT: Not choosy; inshore to deep sea. They prefer mangroves, reefs or sea grass beds where they school with other bluestriped grunts and even mix with other grunts. RANGE: South Florida and the Bahamas. HABITAT: Coral reefs; inshore patches and channels. Though they usually grow to only about 8-10 inches, there have been ones found that are up to a foot and a half long. Some of these may be affiliate links, meaning we earn a small commission if items are purchased. The blue striped grunt is edible, and when caught, is marketed fresh. Location – blue-striped grunt fish can be caught from southern Florida right through to the Caribbean and to the West Indies. Back Excerpts from the book Sport Fish of Florida a must for every tackle box Cast & Spear occasionally links to goods or services offered by vendors to help you find the best fishing products. SIZE: Another large Grunt, this one often reaches 3 or 4 pounds Q: Why are the grunt fish called ‘grunts?’. Worldwide; Index.

It is illegal to transport or possess more than two days’ bag limit of fish per licensed angler without a commercial license. (For areas ranging from three to 200 miles off the coasts of NC, SC, GA, and East Florida) Note: Effective April 16, 2012, blue stripe grunt have been removed from the snapper grouper management complex and federal regulations are no longer in effect for this species. It can also be found in the waters of South Carolina, the Gulf of Mexico, and in Brazil. *Current prices are 30% cheaper than cruise lines!

They will take shrimp, of course, and just about any size strip bait. Up next: Outdoors news and notes: Network seeks America's top fishing town; horseshoe crabs mating season; fundraising for shooting sports TACKLE AND species - the thought being that their grunting attracts the predators from a BAITS: Lightest spinning tackle; pieces of shrimp and cut fish or titles include Baits, Rigs & Tackle! The soft dorsal and caudal fins are blackish. fishermen using fairly heavy ocean tackle, but some fall to deep jiggers using Hold the fish vertically by grabbing it from the head and slice off the skin on the sides starting from the base of the head. Behavior – Like other grunts, white grunts remain in schools and travel in the shadows during the day. Margate. Identification – Its body is white to bluish or yellowish in color and has bright yellow stripes as well. Many With over 100,000 members their fishing forum can answer just about any fishing question you may have.