Roosterfish In-shore fishing

roosterfishRoosterfish are extreamly hard fighting fish who uses its slab-sided body to great affect when hooked, the roosterfish is characterized by seven long, threadlike dorsal spines. The longest spine is about half the length of the total length of the fish. The comb stands erect when the roosterfish is excited, as when hooked, but ordinarily the fin remains retracted into a sheath along the fish’s back.

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The roosterfish has two dark, curved stripes on the body and a dark spot at the base of the pectoral fin. The body shape tapers, similar to that of an amberjack. The roosterfish’s color is green to black on the back and white or golden below. There are two black stripes curving downward and backward from under the first dorsal fin.

Roosterfish Habitat:

Roosterfish will inhabit sandy in-shore and nearshore areas. It will also linger around nearshore reefs.

Roosterfish age and growth:

There is very little known about the roosterfish's life span. Anglers have caught these fish over four feet long and weighing 100 pounds.

Roosterfish food Quality:

Roosterfish are considered good eating, but an even better gamefish. They are only under local commercial pressure.

Roosterfish feeding habbits:

There is little known about the roosterfish's eating habits. It can be assumed that their preferences are similar to that of other jacks: small fish, crabs, etc.

Roosterfish as a Sport Fish:

Much like it's relative the permit, roosterfish will make a screaming first run once hooked. These very strong fighters can often be found near surf, circling birds, and inshore waters. Anglers commonly drift and troll small strip bait for roosters.

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