Black Sea Bass

The Black Sea Bass, Centropristis striata shade is typically black or charcoal, with blue highlights and tiny white spots or stripes on dorsal fin. vague pattern on occasion present on facets, specially in small fish. In adults, the dorsal, anal and caudal fins may additionally have feathery edges, and massive males show a distinctive hump ahead of the dorsal.

SIZE:

Recorded to as a minimum 8 pounds, however individuals weighing multiple pound are actually as a substitute unusual, and a three- or four-pounder is a rare massive. world record 10 pounds, four oz; Florida file 5 pounds, 1 ounce.

FOOD VALUE:

superb. The flesh is slight and white but, lamentably, most Sea Bass caught these days are too small to be worthwhile. The occasional outsize spec- imen must be filleted and skinned, but take care when doing so, due to the fact gill covers are sharp and so are the spines.

GAME QUALITIES: A tough and willing striker on both natural baits and a ramification of synthetic lures. Pulls hard for its length, but is just too frequently stuck on too- heavy address.

TACKLE AND BAITS: mild spinning and baitcasting tackle are the exceptional selections. Sea Bass greedily hit stay or dead shrimp and all sorts of cut baits, along with stay small baitfish and artificial jigs and underwater plugs.They seem to be usually hungry and willing to strike almost anything they could seize.

FISHING SYSTEMS: Still Fishing; Casting; Trolling; Drifting.

OTHER NAMES: Sea Bass, Black Bass, Blackfish, Rockfish, Talywag

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