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Redfish

Redfish are found in the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Northern Mexico. They are also known by the names Red Drum, Channel bass, Spottail bass or just 'Reds'. Redfish are found in coastal waters, bays and coastal marshes and typically spawn near shorelines. They feed predominantly on shrimp, mud minnows and crabs. Redfish average 3 to 8 pounds, with the largest fish on record weighing just over 94 pounds. The most distinguishing mark on the red drum is one large black spot on the upper part of the tail base. This black spot near their tail is believed to fool predators into attacking the tail instead of its head, allowing the Redfish to escape.
  • Redfish
    Sciaenops ocellatus