Other Common Names:
Complete body covered with large scales.
Upper body blue–grey, silvery sides and brilliant silver belly.
Deeply forked tail and greatly elongated dorsal fin.
A huge mouth with projecting and upturned lower jaw
with bony plates and no teeth. Very large black eyes.
In estuaries and coastal waters, rivers and mangrove forests.
Flies, spinners, sub–surface lures or shrimps.
An extremely good fighter with lots of stamina that will mix
surface jumps with several very fast runs until exhausted.
The ultimate catch on light tackle.
Fishing Khao Lak's Comment:
Probably one of the fastest striking of all fish.
Can also be encountered in freshwater.
A sure favourite amongst fly fishermen,
but beware of your shock leader, (tippet)!
| Bigeye Trevally
Black Marlin | Black–blotched Stingray | Blackspot Shark | Blacktip Reef Shark
Blue Marlin | Bluefin Trevally | Bluespotted Stingray | Bonefish | Bridled Parrotfish
Broadbill Swordfish | Bull Shark | Camouflage Grouper | Checkered Seaperch
Cobia | Copper Shark | Coral Trout | Coronation Trout | Daisy Parrotfish
Dogtooth Tuna | Dorado | Dusky Parrotfish | Ember Parrotfish
Giant Trevally | Golden Trevally | Green Jobfish | Grey Mullet | Grey Reef Shark
Hammerhead Shark | Honeycomb Grouper | John's Snapper | Kawa Kawa Tuna
Leopard Shark | Long–Finned Bigeye | Longnose Emperor | Longtail Tuna
Longtom | Mako Shark | Malabar Grouper | Mangrove Jack | Maori Seaperch
Narrow–barred Spanish Mackerel | Peacock Rockcod | Permit | Queenfish
Rainbow Runner | Red Snapper | Reticulated Swellshark | Rosy Snapper
Ruby Snapper | Sailfish | Silvertip Shark | Skipjack Tuna | Smalltooth Emperor
Smalltooth Jobfish | Spangled Emperor | Sweetlip Emperor | Tarpon | Threadfin Salmon
Tiger Shark | Tripletail | Tripletail Wrasse | Wahoo | Yellowfin Tuna