Fish Facts: Escolar Caught from Shore

Avery Berido caught this odd species of snake mackerel from the cliffs of Hawaii. Turns out the fish was a Roudi escolar, and when eaten can cause a significant laxative effect. Avery Berido While fishing along the cliffs on the Big Island of Hawaii, Avery Berido of Kea’au caught what, he says, anglers locally call […]

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Fish Facts: A Redfish and its Black Spot(s)

This multi-spot redfish is an oddity, sure to turn heads at the boat ramp. Some scientists believe multiple spots are advantageous for red drum in turbid water. Capt. Sonny Schindler Perhaps the single feature most associated with the red drum is its spot. That is, the one spot (on each side), on its tail. That […]

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Fish Facts: Like No Perch You’ve Ever Seen

Steve Wozniak with the 22-pound Argentinian sandperch that would become the IGFA all-tackle world record for the species. Steve Wozniak Steve Wozniak, who has caught more species of game fish than anyone in the world shared with me this photo of his catch from the Atlantic coast of northern Argentina. He says, “I caught this […]

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Fish Facts: What Eats Giant Ocean Sunfish?

Mola, also known as ocean sunfish, are massive, weird-looking fish without a tail. What would take a bite out of the slow-mover? Rich Herrmann Could anything that swims be an easier meal than the mola? Also known as ocean sunfish, the weird fish without a tail appears to be missing the back half of its body, […]

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