Blue Runner

Blue Runner

Caranx crysos
Hardtail

Life History:


Description and Diagnostic Characteristics: Steel blue to light green above with silvery-gray or gold underparts. Frequently has a black spot on the operculum and can be distinguished from the Crevalle Jack by the lack of a black spot on the pectoral fin. It is also more streamlined than the Crevalle. Has a highly forked tail with black tips.

Size: Usually less than 1 pound (11”)

Age at Maturity: matures when it reaches 9-10 inches

Range: Florida to Nova Scotia

Habitat: Will live nearly anywhere inshore or close to shore but they like to swim near larger floating objects.

Angling Information:


Bait and Tackle: Light spinning and fly tackle work well with natural baits such as live shrimp or cut fish, or small artificial jigs and flies

Fishing Method: Casting, drifting, trolling, still fishing

Food Value: OK but seldom eaten