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Scamp are found around nearshore reefs off the northeastern coast, and on around offshore
reefs in the Gulf.
These fish spawn in the late spring. Scamp feed on small fish, squid, and crustaceans. Young
undergo a sex transformation from female to male as they becomes older.
28 lb 6 oz, caught near Mayport
Fishing Tips and Facts:
Scamp are similar in appearance to yellowmouth grouper, M. interstitialis.
Image Credit: Diane Rome Peebles
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Scamp: Mycteroperca phenax