Cunner - FishyAF Species #6

Cunner, also known as Tautogolabrus adspersus, are a type of wrasse found in the Atlantic Ocean, from Nova Scotia to South Carolina. They are characterized by their elongated, oval-shaped bodies and their distinctive, black-and-white striped markings. Cunner are typically a greenish-brown or olive color, and can range in size from less than a foot to over two feet in length.

Cunner are typically found in shallow, coastal waters, where they feed on small fish and invertebrates. They are bottom-dwelling fish and are often found in areas with rocky or sandy bottoms. The average length and weight of a cunner can vary depending on their location and age, but they typically grow to be about 12 inches long and weigh around 1 pound.

Fishing for cunner typically involves using a variety of techniques, including bottom fishing, jigging, and casting. Bottom fishing is a popular technique, as it allows anglers to target the cunner where they are most commonly found. Jigging and casting can also be effective, particularly when the fish are feeding near the surface.

Some of the best places to catch cunner include the coasts of Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. These areas are known for their abundant populations of cunner and provide anglers with excellent opportunities to catch these tasty fish.

There are many delicious ways to cook cunner, but two popular options include frying and baking. To fry cunner, simply season the fish and coat it in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs. Fry in hot oil until the fish is golden brown and crispy, about 4-5 minutes per side.