Freshwater


Grass Carp


Dark green to brown upperparts, lighter colored underside.  Large scales and tail.

 

Where to see

Freshwater and brackish ponds.

Notes

Up to 4 feet long and 70 pounds.  These large plant eaters are stocked for aquatic plant control and eat a variety of submerged and floating vegetation.  Not typically caught by fisherman since they are herbivorous.

Tilapia


Silvery-green sides, red around mouth and gills, and bright orange borders on dorsal and tail fins.

 

Where to see

Freshwater and brackish ponds.

Notes

Up to 14 inches and 1-5 pounds.  Native to Africa.  Stocked for aquatic plant control.  Often seen tending circular nests in shallow water near pond edges.

Bluegill (Sunfish, Bream)


Flat body, round shape, olive-colored with dark blue/purple around gills and mouth.

Where to see

Freshwater ponds (River Course, Tennis Club Villas).

Notes

Up to 5 pounds but typically less than a pound. This colorful freshwater fish is a popular game fish. Eats small insects and minnows. Often caught using crickets or worms for bait.

Largemouth Bass


Olive-green with dark blotches, underside whitish.

Where to see

Freshwater ponds, particularly in center of island (River Course, Tennis Club Villas).

Notes

Up to 20 pounds, typically 1-5 pounds. Highly sought after freshwater fish. Voracious predator. Eats minnows, small fish, worms, frogs, and salamanders.