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 Hogfish
Lachnolaimus maximus


 Distribution & Size  

Found both in the Gulf & Atlantic. Average fish size is 2 to 6 lbs. A 10lb fish is exceptional large.

 General Information

Deep body and a long tapering mouth with protruding teeth. Colour varies but is usually a soft red. Very large specimens have a purple diagonal band running from the dorsal fin to the snout. Not the prettiest of lookng

Tackle & Bait

May be captured spinning, bait casting and light ocean tackle. Crustacean baits are a must such as crab or live shrimp.

 Eating Qualities

Outstanding food value. Considered a delicacy. Very fine white flesh.

 State Limits and Regulations

World Record is 19 lbs 8 oz.

Size Limit 

Closed Season 

Daily Rec. Bag Limit 

Remarks

Atlantic: 12" fork length
Gulf: 14" fork Gulf.

None

5 per harvester per day.

None


 
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