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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

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Recent Examples on the Web For the entire United States, that number climbs to 18 million redfish released. Popular Science, "Releasing a caught fish isn’t as simple as tossing it overboard," 11 Feb. 2020 Fiddler crabs are a superb bait for redfish, permit, black drum, sheepshead, pompano, tautog, and more. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Guide to Catching and Keeping Saltwater Live Bait," 2 Jan. 2020 Inshore species such as redfish, seatrout, and flounder also gorge on smaller menhaden. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Guide to Catching and Keeping Saltwater Live Bait," 2 Jan. 2020 From the coast, redfish continue to bite on the flats and around structure, taking sardine and pinfish imitations as well as the real thing. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: Don’t overlook catfish during winter months," 13 Dec. 2019 For smaller species such as redfish, trout, whiting, pompano and flounder, look for a rod in the 8- to 10-foot range. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Choose a Spinning Rod for Surf Fishing," 11 Nov. 2019 There was a half-mile-long school of mullet jumping on the outside of the grass where depth dropped from about 2 feet to 4 feet, and both redfish and trout were running the edge with the mullet. Frank Sargeant, al, "Looking for outdoors winter holiday? Try the beach," 5 Jan. 2020 When the red tides of 2016 hit, Andrews says, anglers for tarpon, redfish, and permit disappeared. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "The Conservation Fight for Florida Water is Finally Seeing Progress," 6 Dec. 2019 Chilly weather typically pushes redfish and trout into deep rivers like those in the Mobile Delta and on the west side of Mobile Bay, as well as into marsh creek potholes and dug channels like the Theodore Canal. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: Plenty of good fishing during holidays," 20 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of redfish

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Redfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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