Tripletail have rounded second dorsal and anal fins are similar in size and along with a rounded tail fin, giving them there fish name. They are a nearshore and offshore species frequently associated with structure like buoys, crab pot floats weed lines and flotsam.
Although they are a year round species in our region of the east central Florida coast, they are primarily caught during the spring, summer and fall. Often found near structure, the hard pulling tripletail will seek to escape by heading back hard for shelter.
Tripletail are excellent table fare and they are one of my favorite species to eat.