Atlantic Croaker

Other Common Names:

frogfish, hardhead, silver weakfish, grumbler


year round

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Range & Habitat: The Atlantic croaker is found on the Atlantic coast – south from Massachusetts and in the Gulf of Mexico. They spend time near shore in estuaries and bays during the warmer months, then move further offshore in the colder months.

Identification & Biology: Atlantic Croaker are on the smaller side (averaging 2 lbs) and have short barbels on their chins

Habitat: US Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

Flavor Profile: Cooks up simialr to redfish, with tender flesh, small flake, and a sweet, mild flavor

Suitable sub: Spot, Red drum