Description and Diagnostic Characteristics: : The back is gray to blue; sides are light tan or whitish with orange lines and diagonal bars. The back is elevated and it has a long, tapered snout.
Size: Common between 3-10 inches
Range: South Florida to Cape Hatteras, straggling to New York, also Bermuda
Habitat: A variety of shallow water habitats (sand, mud or grassy bottoms).
Bait and Tackle: Cane pole and light spinning gear work well with cut bait or shrimp. They will also go for jigs or small plugs
Fishing Method: Drifting, still fishing
Food Value: Large fish are good panfish