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A Guide To Florida Fishing:
Sailor's Choice Or Salt-Water Bream
Crevalle
Croaker
Drum
Flounder
Nassau Grouper
Jewfish
Pompano
Great Kingfish
Ladyfish
Spanish Mackerel
Pompom Or Cuban Queen
Whiting
Tripletail Or Chobie
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Whitting



Average size of this excellent food fish is from one-half to one pound, although they run to five pounds on rare occasions.

They may be had either by surf-casting or still fishing from an ocean pier. They belong to the Croaker family and have a small sucker-like mouth, being caught on small hooks.

The Whiting is a bottom fish, with crustaceans, shrimp and minnows its natural food. It takes no artificial lures. When hooked it will put up a fair scrap for a while, especially when taken on light tackle. Their range is from the Carolinas south to Florida, and into the Gulf of Mexico as far west as Texas. They are found especially in ocean sloughs, and in creeks and inlets occasionally.

Whiting are a pale looking fish, hence their name. They are grayish silver above, shading into bright silver below with a bronze cast over the entire back.

Tackle and methods: Lightweight salt-water casting tackle is the proper equipment for Whiting. 1/0 hooks, frequently with two to a line separated by a spreader, are most often used. When this method is used, fishermen occasionally catch two Whiting at one cast.



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