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The Pinfish is a bony fish that has a solid set of spines as its dorsal fin. It has faint stripes with a black spot to confuse predators of its size. They can rage from under a half inches to 12 inches. They can weigh up to 4 pounds.

These fish are found all over the coast of North Carolina. They are scavengers, feeding on almost any bait in the water. These fish are considered a nuisance to coastal anglers because they eat bait intended for other species of fish. Since this fish is great for beginner fishermen because it puts up a strong fight for its size.