We expected that cuttlefish would recognize black seabass
and summer flounder as potential predators because they have body shapes and behaviors similar to those of two of their natural predators from the eastern Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea--comber (Serranus cabrilla) and Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus), respectively (Hanlon and Messenger, 1996; Blanc and Daguzan, 2000; Muus and Nielsen, 1999).
Jon's very outgoing and once he identifies with a customer, he's buddy-buddy and jokes around with the customer,'' said Kelly, whose personal bests are a 225-pound yellowfin and a 350-pound black seabass
, ``safely released.
But some gourmet anglers are focusing on two of the tastiest fish in Massachusetts -- the tautog and black seabass
Tuesday, the Freelance, out of Davey's Locker Sportfishing in Newport Beach, caught 81 sand bass, 10 rockfish, one white seabass and a halibut - and also hooked and released one black seabass
- only a few miles off the coast.
Last year, federal fishery management officials closed the South Atlantic black seabass
fishery February 12 when the recreational fishing sector's Annual Catch Limit (ACL) of 409,000 pounds (gutted weight) was met, and unfortunately, exceeded.
Rick Ryals had great success last year catching big black seabass
as cold-water thermoclines were still present.