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Common Names: Piggy, Piggy Perch, Grunt

Size: Common up to 8 inches.

Habitat: Coastal waters near structure and grass beds or along the slopes of channels.

Range: Atlantic Coast from Florida to New York and all throughout the Gulf Coast.

Bait Quality: Good. This is a good baitfish for inshore and offshore fisherman alike. Very hardy in a live well or bucket.

Makin’ Bait Tips:  Size #6 (or larger) sabiki rigs tipped with shrimp or squid work very well when fished on the bottom near docks, piers, or other structure.

Additional Information: Pigfish “grunt” by grinding their teeth, with the air bladder acting as an amplifier.