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Croaker fish

ATLANTIC CROAKER

(Micropogonias undulatus)

OTHER NAME:

Hardhead.

LOCATION:

If fishing in Ocean City, Chincoteague, or Assateague, you will notice the croaker is especially plentiful during the mid summer months. They are often found in the surf as well as bays, channels, inlets, and most all inland water areas around Assateague, Ocean City and Chincoteague Bay.

FEATURES:

This fish has the appearance of a trout or black drum in color and shape, but is found in a much smaller size range. The croaker makes a croaking sound when caught. Average sizes are a 1/2 to 3 pounds and often more. A tasty addition to the dinner table.

FISHING:
A scrappy fighter pound for pound, their sheer numbers can wear you out after a while. Great for light tackle, they can be caught on squid, peeler crabs, minnows, silver sides, and jigs.

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