Seabass (Black) (Centropristis striata)

Seabass (Black)

  • Size 1 to 5lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Average
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Offshore

The Black Seabass is a type of Grouper - a bottom-dwelling fish to be found in shallow inshore and deeper offshore waters of the western Atlantic.

How big

The largest they can get is about 20'' and 10lbs, with the average fish being between 1 and 5lbs.

Distribution

This species can be found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Maine to South Florida and throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

How to catch

Black Seabass are easiest to target around underwater structures such as jetties, piers, pilings, reefs, wrecks and rocks. Bait choices include squid, shrimp, worms, crabs, clams and mackerel jigs. They are excellent game fish that will put up a struggle until the surface.

Good to eat?

Firm and lean flesh with a delicate, mild flavor.

Fish Species Similar to Seabass (Black)

Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Broomtail)

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