Spotted Seatrout in Coastal Waters of Georgia

Various aspects of the life history of spotted seatrout in Georgia were studied. Females comprised 63.2 per cent and males 36.8 per cent of all fish examined. Spotted seatrout moved from the shallow waters of the estuaries to deeper waters in the creeks and rivers during periods ofhigh and low water temperature. Spawning occurred in the shallow waters in all sectors of the eshlaries including the beaches near inlets. Food items found in the stomachs of spotted seatrout consisted of 53.9 per cent fish, 44.9 per cent shrimp and 0.8 per cent squid.

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