And--in a feat of engineering that took a year--it boasts the only swimming pool on Jewfish
Synopsis of biological information on the Nassau grouper, Epinephelus striatus (Bloch 1792) and the jewfish
He treated the body with a stern respect, similar to the respect I'd seen in his arms and hands when handling a big jewfish
, holding the ninety-pound creature gently so as not to bruise the flesh, with a care not to damage the look of the beautiful shining kill.
About that name: No one is sure why a jewfish
is called a jewfish
, but in 2012 the official committee in charge of naming fish changed it to the more politically correct "goliath grouper." But the island still retains its original name, a quaint reminder of the old days when the world didn't worry about such things.
The area surrounding Jewfish
Creek in the Upper Keys is typically good this time of year for seatrout and the Content Keys in the Lower Keys is another good area.
Star Fish Company Market and Restaurant The fresh grouper sandwich here can't be beat, but you'll love the conch fritters, chowder, po' boys and other fresh seafood available, as well as a postcard-perfect view of mangrove islands, Jewfish
Key, Longboat Key and Bradenton Beach.
Many Gulf of Mexico fish stocks have also been substantially reduced by overfishing, including: Pompano, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, cobia, redfish, speckled trout, red snapper, and Jewfish
(At the time, the species was commonly referred to as jewfish
; the name change was adopted in 2001 by scientific and management entities.) Hook-and-line anglers sometimes caught them incidentally when bottom-fishing reefs, wrecks and banks--with large fish usually resulting in break-offs.
The West Australian dhufish (Glaucosoma hebraicum), also known as the Westralian jewfish
(McKay, 1997), is one of the most commercially valuable and recreationally sought after finfish in Western Australia (Sudmeyer et al.
From there I turned north, hitting the waters around Bird Key, New Pass, Long Bar, Sister's and Jewfish
Keys in Sarasota Bay.