(1) comment Back to story

Steve Fouga

Do the croaker sold at bait shops come from fish farms? I hope so, but I don't think so; I think they're commercially netted. Young croaker are not being allowed to reach maturity because of their popularity for catching specks.

This is a shame, because in my opinion a full-grown croaker is a more desirable fish than a speckled trout. They fight harder, taste better, and are easier to catch. Admittedly they don't get as big.

Maybe it's odd, but using live shrimp and artificials I used to catch more specks than I do now using the same bait. Plus, I used to catch more croaker than I do now. For me, fishing was better before the advent of live croaker as bait...

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.