Tilefish generally inhabit waters from 400 to 800 foot deep along
the Atlantic continental shelf from Gulf of Maine to the
Gulf of Mexico. They live in shallow burrows and feed on
squid, crabs and clams. Tilefish grow to over 60lbs. and
are one of the best tasting fish in the ocean.
Fishing is usually done with 4/0 or 6/0 conventional or electric
reels with 6/0 hooks, 24oz sinkers and 800 yards of
60lb. test braided line.