Champion Pro Guide Services, Central Florida Bass Guide   Call Us for Reservations 863-228-0982  
Bass Fishing Florida, Okeechobee, Lake Toho

Website Updated (August 25, 2014)

Our website was recently updated. Please make sure to use the menu below to navigate to the information you are looking for. Contact us if you have trouble finding the right information.

Thank you

    Today is . There are Visitors Online Now, and There were Visitors Today!   


SCIENTIFIC NAME : Lobotes surinamensis

OTHER NAMES: Drift Fish, Leaf Fish.

RANGE: Both coastal and pelagic in Florida; mostly pelagic in the Bahamas and Caribbean.

HABITAT: The Tripletail is a true world traveler, drifting with ocean currents and often spotted by dolphin fishermen in weed lines or alongside floating debris. Many are found closer to shore in most coastal areas of Florida during warm months, and also in larger bays usually hanging around markers or trap floats.

DESCRIPTION: Deep, somewhat rounded shape gives it the appearance of an oversize pan fish. Color varies but is usually brownish and mottled. Head is concave above the mouth. Name derives from similarity and near juxtaposition of the dorsal, caudal and anal fins, resembling three tails.

SIZE: Most run 2-12 pounds; but rare catches reach 30 or more. World record 42 pounds, 5 ounces.

FLORIDA RECORD : 32 pounds.

FOOD VALUE: One of the best.

GAME QUALITIES: Despite its clumsy looks, the Tripletail is a good game fish in all respects. It willingly strikes artificial lures and its fight is characterized by short, frantic runs and startling jumps. Big ones in deep water are also good at bulldogging. Like Cobia with which they frequently share the shade of a navigation structure Tripletail are adept at fouling lines.

TACKLE AND BAITS: Casting tackle fly, plug or spinning provides the best and most spectacular sport with Tripletails, but saltwater outfits with lines up to 30-pound test are not out of place for big fish in tight places. Streamer flies, plastic and bucktail jigs and mirror plugs are among the pet lures. Best natural baits are live shrimp and small live fish. Strip baits and dead shrimp are also taken.

FISHING TECHNIQUES: Casting; Drifting; Still Fishing.



  Copyright 2010 Champion Pro Guide Services
Now part of the Scott Martin Fishing Network
Central Florida, Okeechobee Florida
  Fishing Guide Website Design By
TRW Web Design Company
TRW Web Design Company