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