The Black Sea Bass is one of the most common inshore wreck species in the area.
They have a double dorsal fin, broad vertical stripes, and a brown/grey to blue/black shading.
The larger specimens are characterized by a very pronounced hump above their eyes.
Averaging 1 ½ to 5 lbs. in size, they like deep water with hard bottoms and structure.
30 - 70 feet is the optimum depth in the spring and summer, and the fish move offshore to upwards
of 200 feet in the fall and winter.
Strips of clam and squid are the optimal baits for sea bass.
They make excellent table fare.