Types of Fish: Salt & Freshwater Species | World Fishing Network

Species Finder

Longnose Gar

Alligator Gar

Learn More »
Alligator Gar

Species Identification There are several species of gar, most of which found in freshwater but also...

Henry Waszczuk with an amberjack.

Amberjack

Learn More »
Amberjack

Species Identification Amberjack is a species of fish comprised of several subspecies, the most famous of...

american_shad

American Shad

Learn More »
American Shad

Appearance American shad have an elongated body with a broad triangular head and deeply forked tail...

Atlantic Salmon bruchetta xango

Atlantic Salmon

Learn More »
Atlantic Salmon

Maximum Size A salmon that has spawned multiple times can weigh as much as 30 pounds...

Great Barracuda

Barracuda

Learn More »
Barracuda

Species Identification There are over two dozen species of barracuda in the world, some of the...

Smallmouth Bass

Bass

Learn More »
Bass

Introduction Bass are one of the most popular gamefishes in the world with many species inhabiting...

Bluefish

Bluefish

Learn More »
Bluefish

Appearance Bluefish are blue-green on the back and silvery on the sides and belly. They have...

An angler poses with a bonefish

Bonefish

Learn More »
Bonefish

Appearance Bonefish are also known by the name "grey ghost," due to its silvery color and...

Pacific Bonito Sketch

Bonito

Learn More »
Bonito

Species Identification There are several species of bonito, including the Atlantic and Pacific bonito, Australian bonito,...

Brook Trout

Brook Trout

Learn More »
Brook Trout

Appearance Their backs range from green to dark brown or nearly black in color. The sides...

Brown Trout

Brown Trout

Learn More »
Brown Trout

Appearance In smaller bodies of freshwater, adult brown trout have a brown or olive-black back, with...

Bull Trout

Bull Trout

Learn More »
Bull Trout

Appearance Bull trout have small, pale yellow to crimson spots on a darker background, which ranges...

Carp

Carp

Learn More »
Carp

Introduction The carp family is one of the largest in the world of fish, containing around...

Recipes for burbot, salmon, walleye and catfish

Catfish

Learn More »
Catfish

Introduction There are nearly 3,000 species of catfish distributed across the globe, all ranging vastly in...

Arctic Char

Char

Learn More »
Char

Species Identification The term 'char' (Salvelinus) describes a wide variety of subspecies that belong to the...

Chinook Salmon

Chinook Salmon

Learn More »
Chinook Salmon

Appearance Chinook salmon are blue-green on the back and top of the head with silvery sides...

Chum Salmon

Chum Salmon

Learn More »
Chum Salmon

Appearance When in the ocean, chum salmon are metallic greenish-blue along the back with black speckles,...

A tank full of cobia.

Cobia

Learn More »
Cobia

Appearance Cobia look like sharks or remoras (shark suckers). Cobia are dark brown with a single...

Nantucket Cod Recipe

Cod

Learn More »
Cod

Species Identification Historically one of the most important commercial fish in North America. The Atlantic and...

Coho Salmon

Coho Salmon

Learn More »
Coho Salmon

Appearance Coho have dark metallic blue or greenish backs with silver sides and a light belly....

White Crappie

Crappie

Learn More »
Crappie

Appearance The black crappie is easily confused with the white crappie. The black crappie, however, is...

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat Trout

Learn More »
Cutthroat Trout

Appearance The most distinguishing characteristic is a red-orange streak under the lower jaw, the source for...

Dolly Varden Trout

Dolly Varden

Learn More »
Dolly Varden

Name Origin The name "Dolly Varden" comes from a character in Charles Dickens' novel Barnaby Rudge,...

Dorado

Dorado

Learn More »
Dorado

Other Names Dolphinfish, mahi-mahi. Appearance Turquoise, green, and yellow patterns; can be distinguished from the pompano...

Henry Waszczuk with a black drum.

Drum

Learn More »
Drum

Species Identification Drums are a family of fish that contains many different species throughout the world....