Spottail Pinfish

Spottail Pinfish

Diplodus holbrookii
Spottail Porgy

Life History:


Description and Diagnostic Characteristics: Large black patch on caudal peduncle. More round than the pinfish in overall shape. Color is brown above shading to silvery below. Has a very dark lateral line.

Size: Usually around a pound and 6-8 inches

Age at Maturity:

Range: Florida to New Jersey

Habitat: Inhabits shallow coastal waters, including bays and harbors. Occurs in inshore seagrass beds. Prefers flat vegetated bottoms. Rarely found in brackish water.

Angling Information:


Bait and Tackle: Light spinning tackle with cut shrimp, squid, or fish

Fishing Method: Still fishing, drifting

Food Value: Fairly good but a lot of bones