Catch of the Day: Juvenile Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus)
Location: Turtle River, St. Simons Sound.
We are excited to see these show up in our trawl. Adults grow to 63 cm. These are a member of the drums and croaker (Sciaenidae) family of fish and not actually related to trout as some freshwater fishermen may know. It is one of the more abundant game species in the estuaries, and a popular target for fishermen. It lives its entire life cycle within the estuaries, rarely venturing out of the sounds into the open ocean.
Game Status: Highly sought after.