Banded Rudderfish Fishing Information
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles
Description: fish less than 11 inches long have dark
band from eye to first dorsal fin and six prominent
bars on body; larger fish are bluish, greenish, or
brown; soft dorsal base about twice the length of
the anal fin; tail-lobe white tipped.
Similar fish: other Seriola.
Where found: NEARSHORE and OFFSHORE over hard
bottom, generally in shallower water than other amberjacks; young
associated with weed lines or floating debris and may follow sharks and
other large fish.
Size: usually less than 10 pounds.
Remarks: adults feed on fish and shrimp; spawns OFFSHORE
most of year.