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There are a few species known as redfish here in the US with Sciaenops ocellatus being the most common:

USA - Micropterus punctulatus - Spottailed bass
USA - Sciaenops ocellatus - Red drum
USA - Sebastes marinus - Ocean perch
USA - Sebastes viviparus - Norway redfish

The Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), also known as Channel Bass, Redfish, Spottail Bass or simply Reds, is a game fish that is found in the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Northern Mexico. It is the only species in the genus Sciaenops.

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Red Drum usually occur along coastal waters. Three year-old red drum typically weigh six to eight pounds. The largest one on record weighed just over 94 pounds. When they are large they are called Bull reds, although most people do not find the large ones good to eat.

Mature Red Drum spawn in near shorelines. Juvenile red drum typically inhabit bays and coastal marshes until they reach maturity between 3 and 6 years of age. They will readily accept any bait but prefer Menhaden, Shrimp, Mud Minnows and crabs. Red Drum are relatives of the Black Drum and both make a croaking sound when in trouble.

The most distinguishing mark on the red drum is one large black spot on the upper part of the tail base. Having multiple spots is not uncommon for this fish but having no spots is extremely rare. Scientists believe that the black spot near their tail helps fool predators into attacking the red drum's tail instead of their head, allowing the red drum to escape.
 

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Chris yup thats a nice "little one" ya got there :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
 

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Redfish fillets are supprizingly good to eat. Its a tougher fish meat, but fry it up and it makes excelent fish sandwiches! I got some fillets from Louisiana 2 years ago and have been itchin to go back since. Nice Bull Red by the way!
 

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Hawg Thrasher Lures said:
Redfish fillets are supprizingly good to eat. Its a tougher fish meat, but fry it up and it makes excelent fish sandwiches! I got some fillets from Louisiana 2 years ago and have been itchin to go back since. Nice Bull Red by the way!
its awesome blackened too!!, their related to spottedseatrout (which are drum believe it or not) and black drum , all good eating fish , but can be wormy at times just remove the worms and cook thuroughly! :)
 

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they are bass on steroids. unbelievable fighters. will hit most bass lures or live bait. well worth a shot in tidal creeks if you get to the coast. warning. they make the green ones seem a little tame after you tangle with one. the most exciting way to do it is when they are up on the spartina flats in the summer chasing crabs with their tails in the air. the biggest ones are about 32-34 inches before they permanently move offshore. you stalk them by sound until you see them and put something(preferably a fly) in front of them and hang on. it is very exciting fishing. i dont eat many but the smaller ones are good.
 
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