Saltwater Fishing

 Welcome to Florida's Saltwater Fishing! 

Fish of the Week - Horse-eye Jack   Horse-eye jack          

Caranx latus


  • Similar in shape to the Crevalle jack, but front of head less steep
  • Blackish blotch at edge of opercle small, poorly defined, or absent
  • No dark blotch on pectoral fin
  • Entire chest scaly except in individuals less than 3 inches long
  • Scutes usually blackish
  • Caudal fin yellowish
  • 20 to 22 soft rays in dorsal fin
  • 14 to 18 gill rakers on lower limb of first arch

Size: To 8.5 pounds (30 inches)

Art by Diane Rome Peebles

From mangroves to salt marshes, Florida is the "Fishing Capital of the World." We hope you'll find the information below handy for planning your next Florida fishing trip, be it commercial or recreational.

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