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 Sphyrnidae, HAMMERHEAD SHARKS
Illustrations and Copyright by Diane Rome Peebles
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Description: fifth gill slit shorter than 4 preceeding ones and located posterior to pectoral fin base; flattened head extending to hammer-like lobes on each side; distinct indentation of the front margin of the head at its midpoint; second dorsal fin longer than tail; gray-brown to olive in color with white underbelly; teeth smooth-edged; pectoral fins tipped with black on the undersurface; tips of first and second dorsal lobes and caudal also may have dusky tips; pelvic fin with nearly straight hind margin.
Similar Fish: other hammerhead sharks.
Where found: both OFFSHORE and INSHORE.
Size: common to 6 feet and can reach 14 feet.
*Florida Record: n/a
Remarks: predatory fish, feeding mainly on fish, squid, and stingrays; male matures at about 6 feet in length.