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    Q: I have fished the Sea of Cortez for the past 25 years and continue to be confused regarding the difference between a mutton snapper and a mullet snapper. We have taken many snapper, called pargo lisa in Spanish; I believe these are mutton snapper, but your identification and the difference would be appreciated. - Ted Howell, Longview, WashingtonA: Well, Ted, if it came from the Sea of Cortez, it's not a mutton snapper. The true mutton snapper, Lutjanus analis, is a wide-ranging fish (Massachusetts to Brazil), but only in the Atlantic. Read More
  • Q: My, what big teeth this little feller has. I caught him with my daddy, who knows just about everything in the world except what kind of fish this one is. Can you help us? -Travis Clarke, Winter Park, FloridaA: Indeed, this fish has some formidable teeth. This little guy is an inshore lizardfish, Synodus foetens, and if you ever saw one of these explode from the sand to snatch a small, passing anchovy or glass minnow, you'd know why the dental work is so impressive. Lizardfish are classic "ambush predators" unable to sustain a chase. Read More
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    How-to's on sight casting for sailfish in the Florida Keys. Read More
  • Where world records wait - spring actions sweet off Destins sugar-sand beaches. Read More
  • How to Jig Up Hefty Snook from Southeast Florida Inlets Read More
  • Among the many species in the barracuda family (Sphyraenidae), the largest and most widespread is the great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) - which in the International Game Fish Association record book tops out with a tie between two all-tackle records: 84 pounds, 14 ounces, taken in 1991 from the Philippines, and 85 pounds taken at Christmas Island in 1992.Although no one knows how old such monsters are, a 40-pounder was aged at 18 years, according to Shaun Kadison, marine associate at the Florida Marine Research Institute¿' Marathon office in the Keys. Read More
  • Waterspouts are normally weaker than tornados. Read More
  • Can a marlin and a sailfish successfully mate? and what are the chances of it really happening? Read More
  • Current plans to rebuild migratory fish are insufficient. Read More
  • Get to know some of the oceans' deepest points. Read More
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