On this page you will see references to the most common fish that you will catch in the waters around North Captiva. The information is derived from The Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission. For a more exhaustive list of fish.
[Redfish] [Black Grouper] [Red Grouper] [Crevalle Jack] [Spanish Mackerel] [Sheepshead] [Scalloped Hammerhead] [Red Snapper] [Common Snook] [Ladyfish] [Tarpon]
Family Carangidae, JACKS and POMPANOS
Illustrations and Copyright by Diane Rome Peebles
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Description: color bluish-green to greenish-gold back and silvery or yellowish belly; soft dorsal and anal fins almost identical in size; prominent black spot on operculum (gill cover); black spot at the base of each pectoral fin; no scales on throat.
Similar Fish: other Caranx.
Where found: common in both INSHORE waters and the open sea.
Size: usually 3 to 5 pounds.
*Florida Record: 51 lbs.
Remarks: tolerates a wide range of salinities; schools corner a school of baitfish at the surface and feed with commotion that can be seen at great distances; feeds mainly on small fish; peak spawning occurs OFFSHORE from March through September.