Red Porgy

RED PORGY (Pagrus pagrus) OTHER NAMES: Guerito

RANGE: Offshore depths of Florida and the Bahamas.

HABITAT: Dropoffs in at least 200 feet; also far deeper.

DESCRIPTION: Light, reddish silver overall, with pinkish tail.

SIZE: Averages 2-10 pounds; may reach 20 or more. World record 17 pounds.

FOOD VALUE: Excellent.

GAME QUALITIES: Not much, considering gear used.

TACKLE AND BAITS: Heavy bottom rigs, preferably with electric reels. Cut baits.


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