Delaware State Fish

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Delaware State Fish: Weakfish

Scientific Name: Cynoscion regalis

State Fish Description: The Weakfish also known as a sea trout, is a popular game fish along the coasts of the Eastern seaboard and is recreationally fished for from the surf and boats. The name weakfish comes from the fishes mouth tenderness which is generally soft and fishermen loose many weakfish due to the hooks pulling from their mouth during a fight. The Weakfish grow up to 3 feet in length and up to 20 lbs, the fish has a silvery look with a white belly and specks across it's flanks.

Where It's Found: The Weakfish is found all along the east coast of North America. It is fished for a lot on the beaches of Delaware and Maryland and considered a prize catch.

Delaware State Fish Dedication: 1981