Saltwater Fishing

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Seriola fasciata


  • Olive green or brownish back and silver sides
  • Dark band (variably present) extends backward and upward from eye
  • Juveniles have split or wavy bars on sides
  • Proportionately larger eye and deeper body than greater amberjack

Size: Usually less than 10lbs.

Habitat: Nearshore and offshore, apparently living deeper than other Seriola, commonly 180-410 feet deep.

Notes: Believed to spawn offshore; adultss eat fish and squid.

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