Our picture shows 16lb Crevalle Jack
captured by David Pethick of Plymouth in the United Kingdom whilst trolling
aboard the "ELECTRIC BLUE"
44 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
Another Crevalle Jack
Distribution & Size
Crevalle Jack (Caranx hippos) Common in both inshore waters and the open
sea. Usual size is from 3 to 5lbs. Plentiful up to 12lbs in most areas. Found
offshore from March to September. These fish can tolerate a wide range of
salinities. Typically, schools will corner a school of baitfish at the surface
and feed with commotion that can be seen at great distances. Crevalle jack feed
mainly on small fish. Peak spawning occurs offshore from March through
Few fish can out pull a Crevalle Jack. The
fight is gives is not spectacular but is rugged by any standard.
Tackle & Bait
Caught on most tackles but usually they like
something fast moving. To ensure hookups you need to use lively and fresh
bait. Artificial's need to be worked with great speed. We catch them from
the dock when the tide is running using free lined live shrimps. Results are
spectacular.....the largest to date is 12lbs. However these fish are wily and
will head straight for the pilings so your efforts can be in vain.
Poor by most standards. Meat is dark
red and strong to taste.
Limits and Regulations
Florida record is a massive 51lbs. captured near Jupiter.