These fish are supposed to be far from shore, in the deeper surf. I caught it behind me in about 18″ of water.

Species: Spotfin Croaker (Roncador stearnsii)
Location: Torrey Pines State Park, California
Date: August 7, 2018

I haven’t been published in many big, national magazines, but there was a brief stint where I wrote for Game & Fish before they consolidated their writer pool and fired the previous editor I’d worked for. Kinda disappointing, but I made the most of it while I was there, and I actually wrote about this fish and the next one in an article about an epic, multispecies road trip route across California.

Two notes: (1) Dig for sand crabs should you try to attempt fishing this beach, and (2) avoid stepping on stingrays.

Read it here.

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Read the next entry in #SpeciesQuest here: Species #177 — Yellowfin Croaker.

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