And Suwannee anglers will often find lots of sheepshead atop either Red Bank Reef
or Hedemon Reef.
Barracudas tend to be solitary but are also found in aggregations over prominent reef structures, particularly near artificial structures and shallow bank reefs
The Pedro Bank reefs
were last surveyed in 2005 and the current research will use the same methodology (the Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment protocol) and will reassess the same areas in addition to new locations.
These coral reefs are composed of bank or barrier reefs with spur and groove formations located 7 to 13 km offshore of the Florida Keys and patch reefs located between the Florida Keys and bank reefs
Natural communities include patch and bank reefs
, seagrass meadows, soft and hard bottom, and coastal mangroves.
On the Big Bend, you'll often find fleets of anglers near the inshore rocks off Crystal River, anchored up next to the Steel Tower at Cedar Key, at Hedemon or Red Bank reefs
off Suwannee or over the Steinhatchee Reef.