How to Catch Jack Crevalle

Fishing for jack crevalle is a popular pastime among anglers, but the truth is that it can be tricky to land one of these elusive fish.

Luckily, with the right tackle and tactics, you can increase your chances of success. In this blog post, we’ll cover the basics of catching jack crevalle.

The Right Tackle

When fishing for jack crevalle, you’ll need to set up your rod and reel with the right tackle. We recommend using medium-heavy action rods with at least a 15-20 pound test line.

You should also use circle hooks—these are designed to hook the fish in the corner of their mouth rather than through the gills or gullet. For lures, you can use metal jigs or poppers—these will entice hungry jack crevalle to take a bite!

Location & Timing

When fishing for jack crevalle, location, and timing are key. They tend to congregate in shallow waters near offshore structures like rockpiles or wrecks.

As far as timing goes, they typically feed most actively during dusk and dawn hours when there’s less sunlight penetrating the water column. Make sure you plan your trips accordingly!

Fight Tactics

Once you have a jack crevalle on your line, it’s important to know how to fight it properly so that you don’t lose it before you can get it into the boat or onto the shore.

First off, when setting the hook make sure that you keep steady pressure on the line by reeling slowly and steadily—don’t try to jerk or yank too hard as this may cause your lure to come loose from its mouth!

Secondly, when fighting a big fish like a jack crevalle it’s important not to horse them too much—try to wear them down gradually by keeping steady pressure on them until they tire out and can be reeled in all the way.


Catching jack crevalle is no easy feat but with proper preparation and knowledge of their habits and behaviors, anyone can do it!

Make sure you use medium-heavy action rods with circle hooks and lures like metal jigs or poppers that will entice hungry fish into taking a bite.

Keep an eye out for shallow waters near offshore structures as well as dusk and dawn feeding times for optimal results. Finally, make sure not to horse big fish like jack crevalle too much—keep steady pressure on them until they tire out enough for you to reel them in all the way! Good luck!

Joshua Hickman

Joshua has a vast knowledge of different types of fish and how to catch them, and he loves sharing this information with others. When he's not writing or fishing, Joshua enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

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