May 06, 2013
Because of the black-tipped fins, many anglers think the Spinner and the Blacktip are one and the same.The Spinner is more slender in shape and has a longer snout.The dorsal fin begins at a point just aft of the pectoral fin.
Common from 10-50 pounds; sometimes exceeds 100 pounds. World record 197 pounds, 12 ounces; Florida record 190 pounds.
Good fighter on light tackle; often gets off the high, spinning jumps that give it its name.
TACKLE AND BAITS
Medium to heavy spinning tackle and light ocean gear. Live Pilchards and similar baitfish are good choices. Fresh cut baits work pretty well.
Casting; Drifting; Still Fishing.
All Florida coasts, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean.
The open sea; sometimes enters large inlets, particu- larly on the Florida East Coast.