Weakfish

Delaware State Fish

Weakfish

The weakfish (Cynoscion genus) was designated as the official state fish of Delaware in 1981 in recognition of its recreational and economic contributions to the state of Delaware and its value as a game and food fish.

Also known as spotted sea trout, gray trout, yellow mouth, yellow fin trout, squeteague, and tiderunner, the weakfish can grow to 3 feet in length and weigh over 19 pounds. The name "weakfish" was given because the fish has weak mouth muscles which means a hook can tear free and allow the weakfish to escape.

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