Northern Searobin

Northern Searobin

Prionotus carolinus

Life History:


Description and Diagnostic Characteristics: Have wing-like pectoral fins, the forward rays of which are modified into “feet” that they use to creep along the bottom.

Size: Usually a foot or less

Age at Maturity:

Range: Nova Scotia to North Florida

Habitat: Prefers a soft or muddy bottom.

Angling Information:


Bait and Tackle: Usually go for small cut baits

Fishing Method: Still fishing, drifting

Food Value: Quite good but hard to get