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 Palometa
(Trachinotus goodei)


 Distribution & Size

Palometa (Trachinotus goodei) are most common in clear water along sandy beaches and bays, and occasionally found over reefs. They are most common in south Florida. 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. 

 General Information

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 favored methods.  Also sometimes taken on shrimp and cut fish strips.

 Eating Qualities

Good

 State Limits & Regulations

This species is not currently eligible for a state record.

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None None None None
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