- Published on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 22:16
- Written by Super User
Capt Mike Harrison
Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters
April 27, 2014
Do you know what a Jack Crevalle is? I’m guessing two thirds of you do, but for the rest of you, it’s a fish, not a guy hanging out at the pool room in Atlantic City.
Jack Crevalle are common around here, as they are almost everywhere along the east coast of the Americas. I catch several of them every year down in the bays and around the mouth of the Cape Fear. Usually they’re small, going a pound or two. I’m sure many, many more are landed by the off-shore boats. Big ones too!
Still, you don’t hear much about them because just about everyone says “they’re no good to eat.” Now I’m sure you could find someone on the internet that would swear they are indeed good to eat if prepared correctly, to which I heard someone else reply, “yeah, and you can eat the tongue out of a combat boot too, if you prepare that correctly.” I don’t have that recipe.
The reason I even mention this fish is that the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has just certified a new state record Jack Crevalle!
On April 2nd Frank Dalli of Wake Forest boated the fish and it weighed in at 49 pounds, 1.6 ounces! Frank was fishing out of Wrightsville Beach with Capt Michael Jackson of Live Line Charters. Sincere congratulations to Frank Dalli, Captain Jackson and everyone associated with the new State Record catch!
Wishing you the best,
Capt. Mike Harrison
Here’s an average size Jack Crevalle. (see Hook Line & Sinker).
Ken caught a few nice Reds fishing with Robert Schoonmaker this week.