Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Blackfish (Tautog) Dec - March

Blackfish, common name for any of several fishes of dark color. In the United States the name is sometimes used to refer to the tautog. Other blackfish include a bass, the black sea bass, of the Atlantic coast, and a minnow, the Sacramento blackfish, of California. Whales of the genus containing the pilot whales are also called blackfish.
Description - vary in color from dark olive to dark gray in color with females and young having spotty coloration; white color of males chin give appearance of a "beard".
Habitat - inhabit waters from Nova Scotia to South Carolina; found in wreckage and structures below the surface of the water at depths of 60 to 100 feet.
Size/Weight - range from a weight of 1 lb. to as high as 25 lbs