Weakfish (Cynoscion regalis)

Weakfish (Cynoscion regalis)

Also known as ... Gray Trout, Yellowfin Trout, Squeteague, Tiderunner

Description ...

Weakfish are Delaware's state fish (July 7, 1981 ) and back in the day were very abundant.  They are a member of the drum family, Sciaenidae.  Their names come from their weak mouths when fishing for them the hooks can easily tear free and the fish escapes.  Only recently have they started to make a comeback in Delaware having all but disappeared in the larger sizes for decades.  They were known then to reach weights averaging fifteen pounds and reach sizes to three feet in . . .

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