Crevalle Jack


The Crevalle Jack, scientifically ​known as Caranx hippos, is‌ a popular ‌fish species belonging to the Carangidae family. Known for its distinctive physical⁢ characteristics and engaging behavior, the Crevalle Jack steals the attention​ of both recreational angler and fish enthusiasts.

Conservation ⁢Status

The current status of the Crevalle Jack⁢ is ‘Least⁢ Concern’ according to the​ International ‍Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), indicating that it’s not immediately threatened. Conservation efforts include responsible fishing⁣ regulations, ⁤habitat protection, and ongoing monitoring.


Length50 cm45-85 cm
Weight8 kg3-18 kg
Average Lifespan35 ‌yearsN/A


Crevalle Jacks are found in the Atlantic Ocean, ⁤from Canada to Argentina. They have strong migratory patterns, moving towards warmer ⁣waters during the colder months.


These are known to be euryhaline, frequently inhabiting coastal waters of tropical to warm-temperate areas. They prefer water depth from the ⁤surface to around 350 ⁤m, and temperature range of 20-28°C.

When and Where to See

Crevalle Jacks are⁢ a sight to behold year-round in ⁣warm waters. They are most active during ⁣the day, making this the best time to observe or catch them.

Best ⁣Fishing Locations

The Top 10 Spots

  1. Florida Keys, Florida
  2. Bahia Honda State Park, Florida
  3. Crystal River, Florida
  4. Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana
  5. Port Mansfield,⁣ Texas
  6. Port ⁢Aransas, Texas
  7. Outer Banks, North Carolina
  8. Norfolk,⁤ Virginia
  9. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  10. Roatan, Honduras

How to⁣ Catch

The preferred baits ‌for catching Crevalle Jacks include live bait, cut bait, and artificial lures. Fly fishing⁣ and trolling are the most effective techniques. The best time to fish ‌for them is early morning or late afternoon.

Identification Guide

Crevalle Jacks are‌ silver-grey with a greenish tint on their back and a​ yellowish belly. ⁣They can be distinguished from similar fish by their two dorsal fins, the first of which has eight spines.

Culinary Uses

Crevalle Jacks provide a unique flavor profile and are well-suited for grilling, broiling, and baking.⁢ The taste is rich and full-bodied – a⁢ treat for seafood lovers.

Additional Information

Crevalle Jacks⁢ are known for their speed and strength which makes them popular⁤ targets for anglers. This species is voracious predators, feeding primarily on small fish and shrimps. Their ‌main threats come from human activities, such as pollution,​ habitat⁣ destruction, and overfishing.

References ⁢and ⁢Further ⁤Reading

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