Description: last ray of dorsal fin extended
into long filament; one dorsal fin; back dark blue to green or greenish
black, shading into bright silver on the sides; may be brownish gold
in estuarien waters; huge scales; mouth large and points upward.
Similar Fish: (as juveniles) ladyfish, Elops
Where found: primarily INSHORE fish, although
adult fish spawn OFFSHORE where the ribbon-like larval stage of the
fish can be found.
Size: most angler catchs 40 to 50 pounds.