Interesting facts you should know about our beloved Redfish.
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Interesting facts you should know about our beloved Redfish.

Interesting facts you should know about our beloved Redfish.

 

The Redfish, are a seemingly favorite catch amongst Anglers. What is so intriguing about these creatures? 9 interesting facts you should know about our beloved Redfish:
1. Did you know that when their tail is blue they are feeding?
2. Red drum has also been called redfish, spot tail, red bass, and channel bass.
3. The lifespan of a red drum can exceed 40 years!
4. Red drum inhabits inshore and offshore waters along the Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to Key West and throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
5. Much of the red drum life cycle is spent in nearshore waters and estuaries.
6. Since estuaries are such vital nursery grounds for red drum, we must realize that deterioration of water quality or loss of suitable habitat can have drastic effects on the number of young fish that survive into adulthood. (take care of our planet ?)
7. Since red drum are not normally long-distance travelers, they don’t stray far from the areas in which they were born.
8. In Florida waters, red drum can reach lengths up to 45 inches and weight up to 51 pounds.
9. The red drum is an extremely popular game fish in Florida due to its ability to fight for extended periods of time and to its popularity as a food fish.

 

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