Pinfish: Lagodon rhomboides


  • Small mouth with incisor-like teeth
  • Distinctive black spot behind the gill cover
  • Body bluish-silver with blue and orange-yellow horizontal stripes
  • Yellow fins


Pinfish are commonly found near seagrass beds, bridges, piers, marker pilings, and around natural and artificial reefs.


These fish spawn offshore. 


State Record:

This species is not currently eligible for a state record.

Fishing Tips and Facts:

Pinfish are popular live bait.

Additional Information:

Pinfish are notorious for stealing bait.

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