Temperature Tolerances of Saltwater Game Fish
Type of Fish Lower Avoidance Optimum Upper Avoidance
Albacore 59 62-65 66
Amberjack 60 65-75 80*
Atlantic Bonito 60 64 80*
Atlantic Cod 31 44-49 59
Atlantic Mackerel 45 63 70
Barracuda 55 72-80 86
Bigeye Tuna 52 62-74 80
Blackfin Tuna 65 70-75 82
Black Marlin 68 72-82 87
Bluefin Tuna 50 60-72 82
Bluefish 50 66-72 84
Blue Marlin 70 74-82 88
Bonefish 60 72-84 92*
Chinook (King) Salmon 44 50-56 60
Coho (Silver) Salmon 44 52-58 62
Dolphin 70 72-78 82
Fluke (Summer Flounder) 56 66 72
Haddock 36 47 52
Jack Crevalle 65 70-85 90
Kelp Bass 62 65 72
King Mackerel 65 68-76 88
Permit 70 75-85 92
Pollock 33 45 60
Pompano 65 70-82 85*
Red Drum (Channel Bass) 52 70-90 90*
Red Snapper 50 60 70+
Sailfish 68 72-82 88
Skipjack Tuna 50 62 70
Snook 60 70-82 90
Spotted Seatrout 48 68-78 88
Striped Bass 50 55-65 75
Striped Marlin 61 68-76 80
Swordfish 50 66 80
Tarpon 70 75-90 100*
Tautog 60 70 76
Weakfish 45 56-68 78
White Marlin 65 68-78 80*
White Seabass 58 68 74
Winter Flounder 35 48-52 64
Yellowfin Tuna 64 72-82 80
Yellowtail (California) 60 65 70