Triple Tail, also known as Lobotes Surinamensis are another incredible sportfish in Southwest Florida. tripletail get to 50 lbs. the Florida record is 40.13 lbs. caught in Ft. Pierce, FL. The reason they are called triple tail is because it actually looks like they have 3 tails with their dorsal and anal fin surrounding the main tail.
On my boat we caught a 37 lb. Triple tail in 2011 and since then have caught several to 25 lbs. This is a great fighting fish. The best way to catch them in Naples is running the crab trap lines from October through May during stone crab season. Catching tripletail is an art and requires both skill and patience but we can help since we have both. These fish resemble water debris and can camouflage themselves well since they can actually change colors to blend in with their surroundings.
Triple tails will have nice thick steaks with a tasty white meat. I usually filet them, skin them and sautee them in a pan with some fresh garlic and your favorite seasonings. I will be happy to give you some of my favorite recipes.
2 per angler per day 15” min