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 Spineycheek Scorpionfish
(
Neomerinthe hemingway)
 


 Distribution & Size

This species occurs in the western North Atlantic from New Jersey to southern Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. In the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll find the Scorpionfish from Texas to Tampa Bay, Florida, and south to Veracruz and Campeche, Mexico, at depths between 100 feet and 755 feet.

 General Information

The maximum known size is 12 inches (excluding the caudal fin). When cleaning scorpionfish, care must be taken to avoid the spiny portions of the fins.

 Tackle & Bait

Deep drop tackle and electric reel are a must.

 Eating Qualities

Good. Grows upto 2lbs.

 State Limits & Regulations

The Spineycheek Scorpionfish has no size or creel limit.

Size Limit  Closed Season  Daily Rec. Bag Limit  Remarks
None None None None
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