Diane Rome Peebles
Rodbender Fishing Charters.
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Captain Scott K. Green
4133 Via Piedra Circle
Sarasota, FL 34233
GREATER AMBERJACK - Seriola dumerili
Family Carangidae, JACKS AND POMPANOS
Description: dark stripe (variably present) extends
from nose to in front of dorsal fin and “lights up”
when fish is in feeding mode; no scutes; soft
dorsal base less than twice the length of the
anal fin base.
Similar fish: other Seriola.
Where found: OFFSHORE species
associated with rocky reefs, debris, and wrecks,
typically in 60-240 feet of water; sometimes caught
NEARSHORE in south Florida; juveniles associate with
floating objects and may occur in water less than 30 feet deep.
Size: common to 40 pounds.
Remarks: largest of the jacks; thought to spawn OFFSHORE throughout much of the year; feeds on squid, fish,
Florida record: 142 lbs.