Ladyfish are known to spawn offshore.
Ladyfish are found inshore in bays and estuaries. They may occasionally enter freshwater. Ladyfish frequent tidal pools and creeks and often form large schools and harasses bait at the surface. Adults feed predominantly on fish and crustaceans. They leap when hooked and are sometimes call the poor man’s tarpon. Ladyfish can tolerate temperatures between 52-95°F.
Not usually eaten as the flesh is bony and dry. Mostly used for cut bait.
State Record: 6 lb. 4 oz., caught near Cocoa Beach
ladyfish appear similar to juvenile tarpon.