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Following you will find a list of fish most commonly caught in the Gulf of Mexico off of the Texas Coast. This list is not exhaustive. You never really know what you might hook up with in the deep blue seas of the Gulf of Mexico. The information used was found in an article Titled "Fish Lines-Fish Indentification Section", Most of the pictures were illustrated by Diane Rome Peebles. The Texas State Records are Rod & Rell records as listed on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website. World Record information was taken from the IGFA website.

SHARKS - Blacktip Shark, Sandbar Shark

GROUPER - Rockhind, Scamp Grouper, Warsaw Grouper

COBIA (Ling)

JACKS - Greater AmberJack, Jack Cravelle

SNAPPER - Lane Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper


TUNA - Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna


DORADO (Dolphin)

BILLFISH - Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish

MISC FISH - Triggerfish, Trippletail

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