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How Fast do Redfish Grow?

Dear Captain"How Fast do Redfish Grow?" Dear Captain "How old is a 30" Redfish? Can you tell how long they have lived by how long they are or how much they weigh?"

Redfish grow fast in their juvenile years, as much as 1 inch a month in the year that they are born. By the end of their first year they can be as long as 14 inches. As adults they tend to grow more in girth then in length. Below is a chart with some approximate redfish growth rates:

 

Age (Years)Length
1 9 to 14 inches
2 14 to 19 inches
3 19 to 24 inches
4 24 to 27 inches
5 27 to 30 inches
6 30 to 32 inches
7 32 to 34 inches
8 34 to 36 inches
9 36 to 38 inches
10 38 to 40 inches

Some other interesting facts about redfish. In Florida some live to over 30 years. But the largest redfish ever caught was in 94 lbs 2 oz caught from the beach in North Carolina. It Measured 57 inches in length. The West Coast of Florida spawning season is now. It runs from August into November. With the spawn peaking in September to the first two weeks of October.

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