Como a delivery more about species that can be found in the Mexican Caribbean, and that it is of interest to sport fishing, we will now discuss one of which they can be found in the areas of estuary and lowlands in estuaries, as well as occasionally in the coastal area, species that turns out to be of great interest for the sport fisherman for their eating habits and fight when we use light equipment. Later we’ll talk about the equipment recommended and why it is considered a good catch.
It is a species of tropical and subtropical waters can be found basically in the Atlantic Ocean, from the coast of New York in the United States of America, to the coast of the Yucatan peninsula across the Gulf of Mexico. It is a migratory species that moves at different times of the year and that performs its movements depending on principle of the temperature of the water.
When you start the autumn started their migration from areas of the North to the South, found on the coasts of Florida and Texas and in the entire Gulf of Mexico, at the beginning of spring begin their migration back North at temperatures where the water reaches 22 degrees Celsius.
For our country, we can meet you throughout the Atlantic coast from the State of Tamaulipas to the North on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico through Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, and in the North of Quintana Roo, that although it is no longer the Gulf of Mexico, also offers fishing of this species.
In our case, in Quintana Roo, can find you throughout the year, although fishing is best in the months of autumn and winter, in the estuaries of the northern area is where you can find them.
Morphology and some scientific data:
It is an elongate, slender fish meat very fine and soft, account with a few black spots distributed in the upper part of his body, is usually silvery-grey color, however in mangrove areas where the water is stained by this, you can have a golden color. According to data reported so far it can measure up to a meter long and weigh almost 8 kilograms, it is said that on average they can live up to 10 years. In general males are smaller than females and in average arrive to measure between 40 and 50 cm while females may have more than 60-70 centimeters lengths, so as in many other species, the females are larger than males. One of the main features of the species is in the upper jaw there are one or two teeth as a very thin and large canine fangs, which serve him to attach to their prey, in the lower jaw has a row of teeth of uniform size. It has a dorsal fin that can have 9 to 11 dorsal spines and 25 to 28 soft rays. Sometimes the lateral and caudal fins may have a yellow color.
Reproductive females release the huevesillos water, usually in areas of kelp where they are fertilized, and will begin the life cycle of the FRY, which will remain in the area where they are protected from predators.
A female adult and mature can throw eggs several times in a breeding season, when it is young who can release up to 100,000 and when it comes to mature specimens can reach 1,000,000 each time. For this species, reaching sexual maturity in a time of one to two years, to live up to 10, females are reproductive until the end of its existence.
The main predators of the species are barracuda, Tarpon, drum and some other species that are also found in estuaries.When young feed on small crustaceans, juveniles consume zooplankton, juveniles feed on small shrimps and already adults feed mainly on fish, such as sardines or small species that are found in areas inhabited by. They prefer low-lying areas and estuaries as their habitat and you are usually found in places where there is vegetation such as grasslands that allow having some coverage for the hunt. It is an active predator so required in areas where there are other species to obtain food which usually found in low-lying areas, and can found in coastal areas in depths of up to 10 meters.
For the fishing of this species, is highly recommended the use of light equipment, since it is not a large species, we can well control with lines 6, 8, 10 and maximum 12 pounds. As well as rods suitable for these lines and both spinning and casting reels.
This species can fish with lure of rubber or hard lures and lure works very well with noise as rattlin’ rapala of the Bill lewis ratltrap, as well as some other lures such as the hair or small grubs, jigs or lures type minnow, as the X-rap or Yozury Tobimaru or Rapala Husky Jerk, can generally perform any other lure we for example use for bass fishing. A favorite is that resembles a shrimp, which is one of the favorite foods of sea bass.
Usually they can be found in open water, i.e. not in the mangrove areas, but where there are plants in the background, channels and covers where they can find their food, as already mentioned small crustaceans or small fish, also you can fish them on the beaches, but not in areas of sand and large waves, but in places where the waves are low and there is vegetation in the background.
You can use Hawaiian for its fishing and tying back as “trailer” a small jig either hair (Bucktail jig) or rubber, it may well be a grub or a shrimp paste and the Hawaiian will come up working, drawing the attention of our dam, any lure with sound will be a good attraction for this species.
Baits can also be used for fishing, and a very good is the shrimp and if it is alive is sure have screenshots. For great trout fishing, one of the baits safe is the sardine, a large and lively sardine can come in a good catch. When fishing with bait can be an arrangement with float, which will make noise on the surface by calling the attention of our prey, that float, place you our lure or bait underneath, with a line about 15 or 20 centimeters.
The other option is to use an arrangement of sliding lead, with a light weight, a small swivel and a leader where we will place a not very large hook, a 2/0 or 3/0 will be the right size, which we can place bait and leave it momentarily in the background, and slowly move. It is also one of the ways to capture this species.
Other recommended lure are the undulating spoons or spinners in silver, which must work at different speeds recovery.
One of the possibilities to find the trout is observed in the fishing area and when we see gulls hunting on the surface, we can launch there under, as the trout to the hunt make small fish or crustaceans climb near the surface, and there the birds also hunt and take advantage of this “symbiosis”.
A technique that can be useful if we fish with children, is the use of a visible float, which we tie a rubber jig or a bucktail jig with a leader of monofilament from about 20 to 40 cm in length, this allows children keep your attention the movement that give to float and to be fishing for a longer time float on the surface noise under it and come and our lure.
If we want to consume our dam, it is important to review it since you may have a parasitic disease, which although for us it is not harmful, is not a very nice-looking, since there may be a few small “worms” in the flesh, glued to the spine of the fish.
This is therefore a more species that can be found in the waters of the Mexican Caribbean and is of interest to sport fishing.