(Trachinotus goodei) are most common in clear water along sandy
beaches and bays, and occasionally found over reefs. They are most common in
Found inshore and near shore around natural
and artificial reefs in 15 to 20' of water. They often travel in large schools and are known
to drift on their sides mimic floating debris. Most catches are less than 2lbs
occasionally up to 10lbs.
This fish is thought to spawn
offshore in during the spring, summer, and fall. Palometa have shown rapid
growth in mariculture experiments.
Tackle & Bait
ELECTRIC BLUE does not target
this specie as it is a shore captured fish. Spinning and plug casting are the
methods. Also sometimes taken on shrimp and cut fish strips.
Limits & Regulations
This species is not
currently eligible for a state record.