Tripletail Fishing Charters in St. Pete Beach
Also known as ling or lemonfish.
- Upper profile concave at nape
- Elongated dorsal and anal fins give the illusion of three tails
- Head and body typically has blotches of tan to yellow or dark brown
- Edge of preopercle (cheek) very serrated
Size: Up to 42 inches
Found in bays and estuaries to offshore waters. Associate strongly with floating objects such as buoys or channel markers.
Found in Florida primarily during spring, summer and fall.
State Record: 40.8 lbs.
Fishing Tips and Facts: Often found near structure and when hooked will seek to escape by heading hard for shelter.