All about it: Catch the tastiest inshore fish of them all, while fishing for a species that is a master of disguise. The tripletail gets its name from the dimensions and placement of the dorsal and anal fins, which resemble additional tails. The tripletail has a triangular head with the eyes on top and close together, and by design they attack their prey from below. Tripletail can change colors to blend in with whatever floating objects they choose to hang around. When free floating in open water, they often lie on their side, or just below the surface. It’s easy to mistake a tasty, sporting tripletail for a clump of weeds or drifting debris, and that is how this predator likes it.
Fishing Tip: Floating shrimp and crab are favorite foods, although as opportunistic feeders the tripletail will make a meal of small baitfish, too. Tripletail gravitate to floating debris, with buoys at the top of the list. If you come up on the tripletail, you will be ready to grab the rig and make a cast. Dinner is served!