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.
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