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Ladyfish

Ladyfish

Ladyfish

Life Cycle: 

Ladyfish are known to spawn offshore.

Migration:

None

Fishing Tips:

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.

Food Value:

Not usually eaten as the flesh is bony and dry.  Mostly used for cut bait.

Regulations:

No limit

State Record: 6 lb. 4 oz., caught near Cocoa Beach

ladyfish appear similar to juvenile tarpon.