Cowboy....all fish croak when you take them out of the water....LOLWhite Sea Bass, Totoaba, corvina (several varieties) are all croakers. They croak when you take them out of the water. All great eating.
I was only about 10 years old when my Dad and several friends took me with them to San Felipe in northern Baja to fish Totoaba. They rented skiffs and we went out several miles to a small reef. Caught 4 or 5 as I remember. They were all between 75 & 100 pounds. There are still a few that show up on the long range trips out of San Felipe. The picture is from a 6 day trip on a mother ship that we fished in skiffs. These are my Dad's and my catch. Yellowtail, red snapper, grouper and cabrilla.View attachment 34118