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.
FISHING SYSTEMS: Drifting.