Description and Diagnostic Characteristics: Square or fanlike tails and some have fanlike dorsal fins as well. Color is usually mottled brown, often with stripes.
Size: Usually around 2-4 inches
Range: Entire Atlantic Coast from Labrador to Florida
Habitat: Always found in calm and protected waters (bays, estuaries, coastal creeks, and into fresh water)
Bait and Tackle: Minnow traps or cast netting are best
Fishing Method: Still fishing
Food Value: Not good but can be canned like sardines