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.
Fished for during Year Round in saltwater
Where to catch
From 1/2 day to full-day Charters – Choose from Central Florida’s in-shore flats, near-shore coastal waters, and fresh water rivers and lakes.