Saltwater Fishing

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Fish of the Week - Almaco Jack       Almaco Jack      

Seriola rivoliana


  • Deep-bodied.
  • Sometimes darker in coloration.
  • Front of soft dorsal and of anal fins high and elongated. 
  • Body more flattened than banded rudderfish or greater amberjack.
  • No scutes.

Similar Fish: Greater Amberjack.

Size: Usually less than 20 pounds. 

Habitat: Wide-ranging in offshore waters. Not a common catch. Young are associated with sargassum.

Notes: Spawns offshore, apparently during spring, summer and fall.

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