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Tripletail Specifications

Water: Salt/Coastal Waters Where: Offshore / Inshore
Size: Most common at 2-15 pounds with the occasional but rare fish reaching up to 40 pounds.
Fight: Despite its clumsy appearance, a fine gamester with short runs and flashy jumps. Very willing to laydown on debris and out stubborn the angler. Can be a tricky land with its ability to nest your line.
Deliciousness: Excellent
Range: Both Coasts Technique: Drifting / Still Fishing / Casting
Baits: Shrimp / Baitfish / Lures / Flies Tackle: Spinning / Baitcasting / Fly Fishing

The Tripletail is characterized by an overall brownish color that has darker splotched throughout. The doral and anal fins flow byond the body andlie next to the tail, which is where his named is derived. At the forehead of the fish there is a noticable divot just above a small rounded head.

These fish are found in most all coastal and offshore waters, where they bunch around weedlines and markers.

Both live and dead shrimp and baitfish make for the best natural bait, while streamers, plugs and spinners are the best artificail bait.

Props Board Pictures of Tripletail

14" Tripletail
31" Tripletail

Fishing Reports Featuring Tripletail

11/30/16 Crystal River And Homosassa Fishing Report
02/17/16 Tampa Bay To Sarasota
02/17/16 Central Florida Fishing Report
01/18/16 Crystal River And Homosassa Fishing Report
01/06/16 Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Forecast, January 2016
07/23/15 Crystal River And Homosassa Fishing Report
05/15/15 Crystal River And Homosassa Fishing Report
02/26/15 Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Forecast, February 2015
01/29/15 Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Forecast, January 2015
01/29/15 Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Forecast, January 2015

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