General Species Information
Type of Fish: Saltwater
Common Name: Atlantic Croaker
Scientific Name: Micropogonias undulatus
Size: around 1 pound
Habitat / Location: One of the most common fish in the shallow waters near shore. A favorite for bottom fishing from the pier or surf.
Qualities: In the drum family. A popular table fare.
NC Record Catch:
Baits: fresh shrimp pieces, worms, cut fish strips
Rig: 2 hook "dropper" rig with a pyramid or bank sinker
Suggested Line: 8-10 pound mono
Suggested Rod/Reel package: Basic spinning or conventional in the 8-10 pound class