Weakfish is a member of the drum family, is so named because of its fragile mouth which permits a hook to tear out rather easily.
It is a really powerful swimmer and a strong fighter when hooked.
It reaches about 6 lb, but fishes over 19 lb have been caught.
The color is silvery overall, the back is dark olive-green and specked with many dark blotches.
This fish is found from Nova Scotia to northern Florida, in coastal waters, along shores and in estuaries.
The Weakfish forms small schools in shallow water, and feeds on shrimps and other crustaceans at the bottom, and on small fish at the surface.