Description and Diagnostic Characteristics: Large head in proportion to its body and has barbels on chin. It has a flat belly and yellowish color on top with silvery sides. Also has darker indistinct blotches along its sides.
Size: Maximum length of around 20 inches (TL). Usually less than a pound, can be up to 2 pounds.
Range: From New England to South Florida
Habitat: Areas with a sandy bottom, found in the surf, juveniles found in estuaries with brackish or very low salinity waters.
Fishing Method: Small crabs, sand fleas, shrimp or squid all work well as do jigs or flies.
Food Value: Good meat but bland
Daily Limit: No Limit
Minimum size: 10" TL
Season: All Year
No Federal Regulation