redfish

noun
red·fish | \ ˈred-ˌfish \

Definition of redfish 

: any of various reddish fishes: such as

a(1) : a marine scorpaenid food fish (Sebastes marinus) of the northern Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America that is usually bright rose red or orange red when mature

called also rosefish

(2) : a fish (Sebastes mentella) related to the redfish

b : red drum

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If bait is in the surf, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and redfish are possible. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Fishing forecast: June 19, 2018," 19 June 2018 But as redfish's popularity exploded - aided by Chef Paul Prudhomme's recipes - its population crashed and the state had to end redfish commercial harvest. Greg Larose, NOLA.com, "Couple sells everything to live on a sailboat; it sinks on day 2: report," 10 Feb. 2018 Matagorda — Guide Tommy Alexander reported limits of redfish on Down South Lures. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: April 29," 28 Apr. 2018 Troll or drift with pogies for tarpon, snook, redfish, jacks, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and bonito are all possible. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida fishing forecast: July 15," 14 July 2018 Croakers, members of the redfish and speckled trout family, are considered bycatch when shrimpers are harvesting bait and table fare. Ralph Winingham, San Antonio Express-News, "Croaker season lights up speckled trout action at Baffin Bay," 28 June 2018 The redfish limit is three fish daily from 16 to 26 inches long. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Spring break angling action on the Alabama coast," 31 Mar. 2018 As the summer sun beats down on the bays and points holding hungry trout and redfish, croaker season just seems to get better and better. Ralph Winingham, San Antonio Express-News, "Croaker season lights up speckled trout action at Baffin Bay," 28 June 2018 Others are Big Poppa 6 and Big Poppa 8, saltwater popping lures for surface action to attract dorado, tarpon, redfish and more. John Goodspeed, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio company hooks a winner with natural sounds in lures," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of redfish

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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