PINFISH - Lagodon rhomboides Family Sparidae, PORGIES
Description: small mouth with incisor-like
teeth; distinctive black spot behind the gill
cover; body bluish-silver with blue and orangeyellow
horizontal stripes, yellow fins.
Where found: seagrass beds, bridges, piers, marker pilings, and around natural and artificial reefs; spawn offshore.
Size: usually less than 8 in.
Remarks: popular live bait, notorious bait stealers.
Pinfish can be found just about anywhere you can throw a hook. Small hooks with small pieces of shrimp are needed if you really want to catch a few. Pinfish make an excellent bait for the larger fish most folks are seeking.