Jack fishing is a great sport & are most commonly caught on the top of the reef, off the deep edge of the reef & out on the Wreck’s. They are great light tackle fish and available all year round. The Jack Family starts with the king… the “Golden” Amberjack, its smaller cousin the Almaco Jack, the lesser Aj, the Jack Crevalle & the smallest is the Blue Runner. All are a great light tackle Deep Sea Game fish that we commonly find while Sailfish fishing, Kite Fishing, Trolling the Gulf Stream edge and the edge of the deep reef. All the Jacks can be caught with live bait, dead bait, cut bait, lures & Jigs. They are great on light tackle, the run fast & dive deep.
We enjoy Jack fishing were ever we can find them. Under weeds floating debris on the surface. On the reefs and wrecks. We also find some jacks in the inlets and bays. Jacks are a family of fish that members are found in just about every marine habitat.
Carangidae are a family group of fish which includes the jacks, pompanos, jack mackerels, and scads. They are Ocean fishes found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Most species are fast-swimming hard fighting predatory fishes. They hunt the waters above reefs and in the open sea. Some Jacks dig in the sea floor for invertebrates. The largest jack fishing fish in the family is the greater amberjack, Seriola dumerili. The Greater Golden Amberjack grows up to 2 m in length. most Jacks in the family reach a maximum length of 25–100 cm. The Jack family contains many important commercial and game fish. Most important may be the Pacific jack mackerel, Trachurus symmetricus. As well as the other jack fishing mackerels in the genus Trachurus. Many genera have fairly extensive fossil records. Particularly Caranxand Seriola. which extend into the early Paleogene (late Thanetian). They are known from whole and incomplete specimens, skeletal fragments, and otoliths. The several extinct genera includeArchaeus, Pseudovomer, and Eastmanalepes.