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Jack Crevalle, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
Jack Crevalle, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Jack Crevalle, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Saturday, May 19, 2018.
Jack Crevalle, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Saturday, May 19, 2018.

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Captiva Fishing Guide Report: Wednesday, August 8: Jack Crevalle, Captain Joe’s Charters; red tide lessened a bit in the last day and fishing better, but impact really severe right now; Caloosahatchee freshwater releases also still a big problem; red tide impact offshore of Boca Grande Pass and Cayo Costa beaches; a lot of dead fish on Boca Grande, Cayo Costa, North Captiva, Captiva & Sanibel beaches from the red tide.

Extremely frustrating.  We need wholesale changes in Florida state government.  It is not a Republican or Democrat issue – it is a Big Sugar control everyone issue.  It is stunning how we continue to let the sugar industry and the agriculture north of Lake Okeechobee to damage the water and all of Florida.

We’re located in Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

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Watching Irma, Jack Crevalle, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, September 5, 2017. File Photo.

Watching Irma, Jack Crevalle, Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, September 5, 2017. File Photo.Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Sanibel Island Fishing Charters: Snook, August 7, Catch & Release.  Please also visit the SanibelFort MyersFlorida Fishing Report and Cuban Fishing sites.

Jack Crevalle, Inshore, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Saturday, May 19, 2018.
Jack Crevalle, Inshore, Catch & Release, Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Captiva Island Fishing Charters, Sanibel Island, Saturday, May 19, 2018.

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Redfish continue to be less prevalent; for more information just use the search box and search on any species for recent fishing reports, background on any species, and other recent fishing, water quality reports, and information.

Jack Crevalle, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Friday, March 25, 2016 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Jack Crevalle, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Friday, March 25, 2016.

“The crevalle jack (Caranx hippos), also known as the common jackblack-tailed trevallycouvalli jackblack cavallijack crevale or yellow cavalli, is a common species of large marine fish classified within the jack family, Carangidae.

The crevalle jack is distributed across the tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic Ocean, ranging from Nova Scotia, Canada to Uruguay in the west Atlantic and Portugal to Angola in the east Atlantic, including the Mediterranean Sea.

Jack Crevalle, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tuesday, 11-17-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Jack Crevalle, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Tuesday, 11-17-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

It is distinguishable from similar species by its deep body, fin coloration and a host of more detailed anatomical features, including fin ray and lateral line scale counts. It is one of the largest fish in the genus Caranx, growing to a maximum known length of 124 cm and a weight of 32 kg, although is rare at lengths greater than 60 cm.

The crevalle jack inhabits both inshore and offshore waters to depths of around 350 m, predominantly over reefs, bays, lagoons and occasionally estuaries.

Captiva Fishing, Jack Crevalle, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service. Friday, September 15, 2017. File Photo.
Captiva Fishing, Jack Crevalle, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service. Friday, September 15, 2017. File Photo.

Young fish dispersed north by currents in the eastern Atlantic are known to migrate back to more tropical waters before the onset of winter; however, if the fish fail to migrate, mass mortalities occur as the temperature falls below the species’ tolerance limits.

The crevalle jack is a powerful, predatory fish, with extensive studies showing the species consumes a variety of small fish, with invertebrates such as prawnsshrimpscrabsmollusks, and cephalopods also of minor importance. Dietary shifts with both age, location and season have been demonstrated, which led some researchers to postulate the species is indiscriminate in its feeding habits.

Jack, 4-3-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Jack, 4-3-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.

The crevalle jack reaches maturity at 55 cm in males and 66 cm in females, with spawning taking place year round, although peaks in activity have been documented in several sites. The larval and juvenile growth has been extensively studied, with the oldest known individual 17 years of age.

The crevalle jack is an important species to commercial fisheries throughout its range, with annual catches ranging between 1,000 and 30,000 tonnes over its entire range. It is taken by a variety of netting methods, including purse nets, seines, and gill nets, as well as hook-and-line methods.

Jack Crevalle Are Running Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, September 1, 2017. File Photo.
Jack Crevalle Are Running Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, September 1, 2017. File Photo.

The crevalle jack is also a revered gamefish, taken both by lures and bait. The species is considered of good to poor quality table fare, and is sold fresh, frozen, or preserved, or as fishmeal or oil at market.

The crevalle jack is closely related to both the Pacific crevalle jack and the longfin crevalle jack, the latter of which has been extensively confused with the true crevalle jack until recently.

Jack Crevalle & Redfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, August 30, 2017.
Jack Crevalle & Redfish, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

The crevalle jack is a popular and highly regarded gamefish throughout its range, with the recreational catch of the species often exceeding commercial catches. The only amateur catch data available are from the US, which has an annual catch of around 400 to 1,000 tonnes per year.[2]

In Trinidad, the species is the basis for several fishing tournaments.[36] Crevalle jack are targeted from boats, as well as from piers and rock walls by land-based anglers.[41] Fishermen often target regions where depth suddenly changes, such as channels, holes, reefs or ledges, with strong currents and eddies favorable.[42]

Big Jack Crevalle, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, September 24, 2017. [Wednesday, August 30, 2017. File Photo.]
Big Jack Crevalle, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Sunday, September 24, 2017. [Wednesday, August 30, 2017. File Photo.]
The fish take both live and cut baits, as well as a variety of artificial lures; however, when the fish are in feeding mode, they rarely refuse anything they are offered. Popular baits include both live fish, such as mullet and menhaden, as well as dead or strip baits consisting of fish, squid or prawns.

Crevalle jack readily accept any style of lure, including hard-bodied spoons, jigs, plugs, and poppers, as well as flies and soft rubber lures.[42] There is some evidence based on long-term observations that the species favors yellow lures over all others.[42] Tackle is often kept quite light, but heavy monofilament leaders are employed to prevent the fish’s teeth from abrading the line.[42]

Jack Crevalle Are Running Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, September 1, 2017. File Photo.
Jack Crevalle Are Running Inshore, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, September 1, 2017. File Photo.

Crevalle jack are generally considered quite poor table fare, with the selection of younger fish and bleeding upon capture giving the best results. The flesh is very red and dark due to the red muscle of the fish, which makes it somewhat coarse and poor tasting.[9]

When pulled from the water, this fish snorts in what many people describe as “a pig-like” fashion. The crevalle jack has been implicated in several cases of ciguatera poisoning, although appears less likely to be a carrier than the horse-eye jack.[43]”   Please see more information here.

Jack Crevalle, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, September 1, 2017.
Jack Crevalle, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Friday, September 1, 2017.

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Jack Crevalle, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
Jack Crevalle, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

After a fierce storm, Turner Beach, the beach adjoining the Pass, is frequently covered with a bounty of shells from Olives to Fighting Whelks to the more common Conchs. The fishing is also renowned for sharks in the summer, tailing redfish on the bayside flats and snook under and off the Blind Pass bridge. Because Turner Beach faces Westward, the sunsets are spectacular and a popular viewing point for residents and visitors alike.

Big Jack Crevalle, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island,Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
Big Jack Crevalle, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

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Captiva Fishing, Jack Crevalle, 3-22-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.
Captiva Fishing, Jack Crevalle, 3-22-15, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing & Fort Myers Fishing Charters & Guide Service.