Ladyfish Tarpon Fishing Information
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles
Description: terminal mouth; slender body; small
scales; last dorsal ray not elonged; head small and
Similar fish: juvenile tarpon, Megalops
Where found: INSHORE fish, in bays and
estuaries; occasionally enters freshwater,
occurring in tidal pools and canals; often forms large schools and
harasses bait at the surface.
Size: 2 to 3 pounds.
Remarks: known to spawn OFFSHORE; ribbon-like larvae very similar to Albua and Megalops, peaking in fall; adults
feed predominantly on fish and crustaceans; leaps when hooked.