Outdoors

February 25, 2009

Pilotfish (naucrates ductor)

The pilotfish gets its name from its habit of accompanying sharks and other large predators.

The pilotfish gets its name from its habit of accompanying sharks and other large predators, swimming upfront as if “pilots,” but are really just opportunistic feeders looking for scraps. Not many anglers target the pilotfish, but they will hit small jigs and flies. There is no state or world record for pilotfish.

-- Sport fish of the Atlantic

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