How to identify a Ladyfish
All species of ladyfish are slender, silvery fish with a large terminal mouth, eyes partially covered with adipose eyelids, and have a deeply forked tail. They resemble juvenile tarpon without the last elongated dorsal fin ray. Some ladyfish can reach weights of 15-25 lbs, but they are most often encountered in the 3-5 lb range.
Where to catch Ladyfish
There are six species of ladyfish inhabiting tropical and subtropical waters all over the world. They are inshore species that are commonly found in estuaries, coastal lagoons, hyper saline bays, along shorelines, and even venture far up coastal streams. Occasionally this fish is found several miles offshore. The ladyfish prefers open water areas in channels with moderate currents, and shallow bars and eddies at bends in rivers. It lives to depths of 160 feet. The following list includes additional details on where to catch this fish: