The eating qualities of these fish are greatly improved if they are killed immediately by iki jime or a firm knock to the head before placing them in an ice slurry after bleeding.
- Queen croaker are a relatively small species, bluish above becoming silvery below, with yellowish paired fins and a relatively wide space between the two dorsal fins.
- Queen croaker are found in the north eastern Pacific ocean from British Columbia, Canada through Oregon to the tip of Baja California Mexico.
- They are commonly encountered over sandy bottoms and around pier pylons, as well as offshore to depths of around 300 feet.
Fish Size Common Length:
Common between 5 and 8 inches, maximum size around 12 inches.