This species occurs in the western North
Atlantic from New Jersey to southern Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. In the Gulf
of Mexico, you’ll find the Scorpionfish from Texas to Tampa Bay, Florida, and
south to Veracruz and Campeche, Mexico, at depths between 100 feet and 755 feet.
The maximum known size is 12 inches (excluding the caudal fin).
When cleaning scorpionfish, care must be taken to avoid the spiny portions of
Tackle & Bait
Deep drop tackle and electric reel are a must.
Good. Grows up to 2lbs.
Limits & Regulations
The Spineycheek Scorpionfish has no size
or creel limit.