White Grunt

White Grunt

Haemulon plumieri

Life History

Description and Diagnostic Characteristics: The white grunt is silver-gray, with numerous blue and yellow stripes on the body and head. On some individuals the scales are tipped with bronze. The pectoral fins are chalky and the other fins are gray. The lining of the body cavity, or peritoneum, is black.

Size: Around 8-10 inches

Age at Maturity: Around 8-10 inches

Range: New Jersey to South Florida and Bermuda

Habitat: Hard or rocky bottom with scattered coral or shell from near shore to up to 100 ft. depth.

Angling Information

Bait and Tackle: Cut baits or small jigs on spinning, plug casting, or light ocean rigs.

Fishing Method: Still fishing, drifting

Food Value: Very good as either a panfish or sometimes as a filet

State Regulation

Daily Limit: Federal Regulations Apply

Federal Regulation

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