Distribution & Size
A member of the family of generally obscure butterfishes, Barrelfish
tend to hang well above the bottom. Found throughout the Atlantic and Gulf, it
reaches 27 pounds.
Adult Barrelfish have also been caught in the Florida
Straits and occasionally along the North American coast from Nova Scotia to the
Florida Keys. They have been seen in the eastern North Atlantic around Ireland,
Spain, and Portugal, and in the western Mediterranean Sea. Many of the records
describe juveniles associated with floating debris.
Tackle & Bait
Deep drop gear.
The meat is very white, firm and flakey, with a mild flavor.
Limits & Regulations
IGFA world record: 17 pounds, 4
ounces, from Virginia in 2008.
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