Saltwater Fishing

 Welcome to Florida's Saltwater Fishing! 

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Selene vomer


  • Silvery, iridescent, sometimes with brassy highlights
  • Body extremely compressed and deep, platelike
  • Front of head very steep; lobes at front of soft dorsal and anal fins very long
  • Pelvic fins small
  • Lateral line arched toward front
  • Young: spines at front of dorsal fin and rays in pelvic fin streamer like

Size: To 12 inches

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From mangroves to salt marshes, Florida is the "Fishing Capital of the World." We hope you'll find the information below handy for planning your next Florida fishing trip, be it commercial or recreational.

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