Almaco Jack Fishing Information
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles
Description: deep-bodied amberjack; sometimes darker in
coloration; front of soft dorsal and of anal fins
high and elongated; body more flattened
than Almaco Jack or greater
amberjack; no scutes.
Similar fish: other Seriola.
Where found: wide-ranging in OFFSHORE
waters, not a common catch; young are
associated with Sargassum.
Size: usually less than 20 pounds.
Remarks: spawns offshore, apparently during spring,
summer, and fall.