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White Croaker
Species Facts

Science Name: Menticirrhus americanus
Other Names: Southern kingfish, whiting
Ideal Temp: 45 to 85
World Record: 3 lbs. 12 oz, Fl.
Environment: inshore, coastal
Techniques: Surf fishing, casting, light tackle

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Garyc@careflorida.co | Posted: September 13, 2007

fishing in florida in the St lucie River I catch many croakers, tip for the day is to use a small hook 1/2 a shrimp, u must peel it. Cast your line out, let it hit bottom wait for 10-15 seconds then jerk your rod tip twice and wait. You will need to be on the ready for a quick bite and hook set. I find this to be the best method to catch many fish in a short time.

max | Posted: November 23, 2004

Use dropper loop rig fished with squid.