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Fish Temperature Chart (Alphabetically)

Species

Lower avoidance T

Optimum T

Upper avoidance T

Albacore, False

62

65

76

Amberjack

60

65-75

80

Atlantic Bonito

60

64

80

Barracuda

55

72-80

86

Blowfish

46

93

Bluefish

50

66-72

84

Bonefish

60

72-84

92

Cobia

65

72

79

Crevalle Jack

70

74-86

90

Croaker

45

63

70

Dolphin

70

72-78

82

Drum, Black

52

72

90

Drum, Red

52

70-90

90

Flounder, Summer/Southern

55

66

72

Flounder, Winter

35

48-52

64

Mackerel, King

65

68-76

88

Mackerel, Spanish

65

78

88

Marlin, Striped

61

68-76

80

Marlin, White

65

68-78

80

Pompano

65

70-82

90

Red Snapper

50

60

70

Sailfish

68

72-82

88

Sea Mullet

48

65

86

Sheepshead

58

66

74

Spot

56

71

90

Striped Bass

50

55-65

75

Swordfish

50

66

80

Tarpon

70

75-90

100

Tautog

60

70

76

Trout, Grey

45

55-68

78

Trout, Speckled

48 (41-stun temp)

68-78

88

Tuna, Bigeye

52

62-74

80

Tuna, Blackfin

65

70-75

82

Tuna, Bluefin

50

60-72

82

Tuna, Skipjack

50

62

70

Tuna, Yellowfin

64

72-78

80

 

 

Fish Temperature Chart (by Lower Avoidance Temperature)

Species

Lower avoidance T

Optimum T

Upper avoidance T

Flounder, Winter

35

48-52

64

Croaker

45

63

70

Trout, Grey

45

55-68

78

Blowfish

46

93

Trout, Speckled

48 (41-stun temp)

68-78

88

Sea Mullet

48

65

86

Bluefish

50

66-72

84

Red Snapper

50

60

70

Striped Bass

50

55-65

75

Swordfish

50

66

80

Tuna, Bluefin

50

60-72

82

Tuna, Skipjack

50

62

70

Drum, Black

52

72

90

Drum, Red

52

70-90

90

Tuna, Bigeye

52

62-74

80

Barracuda

55

72-80

86

Flounder, Summer/Southern

55

66

72

Spot

56

71

90

Sheepshead

58

66

74

Amberjack

60

65-75

80

Atlantic Bonito

60

64

80

Bonefish

60

72-84

92

Tautog

60

70

76

Marlin, Striped

61

68-76

80

Albacore, False

62

65

76

Tuna, Yellowfin

64

72-78

80

Cobia

65

72

79

Mackerel, King

65

68-76

88

Mackerel, Spanish

65

78

88

Marlin, White

65

68-78

80

Pompano

65

70-82

90

Tuna, Blackfin

65

70-75

82

Sailfish

68

72-82

88

Crevalle Jack

70

74-86

90

Dolphin

70

72-78

82

Tarpon

70

75-90

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to “Fish Temperature Charts”

  1. Mikey Brazil

    What does water temp need to be for bait mullets to come? I’m on Oak island Nc

    Reply
    • Doc

      Not so much temperature, usually still around 81-degrees, but as the days get short and then a NE wind pushes them out. Her on Bogue Banks usually the FIRST mullet blow is last week of August-first week in Sept. There are others to follow. I have an article on that the web site. http://www.ncoif.com/mullet-blow/ check it out.

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