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Here is some additional information about Tarpon in Florida.

Ladyfish Tarpon Fishing Information

illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles

Description: terminal mouth; slender body; small scales; last dorsal ray not elonged; head small and pointed.

Similar fish: juvenile tarpon, Megalops atlanticus.

Where found: INSHORE fish, in bays and estuaries; occasionally enters freshwater, occurring in tidal pools and canals; often forms large schools and harasses bait at the surface.

Size: 2 to 3 pounds.

Remarks: known to spawn OFFSHORE; ribbon-like larvae very similar to Albua and Megalops, peaking in fall; adults feed predominantly on fish and crustaceans; leaps when hooked.

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