Crevalle Jack

Crevalle Jacks have large eyes.

The chest is scaleless except for a small patch of scales in front of the pelvic fins.

They are bluish-green to greenish-gold on top and silvery or gold below.

Black marks compliment their gill plates at the base of each pectoral fin.

Crevalle Jack Illustration by Duane Raver, Jr.
Season Open Year-Round
Size Limit No Size Limit
Daily Limit / Person No Limit
Delaware Range Atlantic Ocean
Abundance in Delaware Waters Rare - this species is more common south of Delaware.
General Habitat and Food Preferences Crevalle Jacks inhabit both inshore coastal waters and the open sea.

They feed on a variety of fishes, squids, and shrimps.
Did You Know? Pound for pound the Crevalle Jack is one of the hardest fighting fishes in the ocean.
Common Lures and Baits Crevalle Jacks feed on swimming fish and any small fish hooked through the back, in front of the dorsal fin or in any other way will work as long as it is lively.

Crevalle Jacks will hit fast moving jigs, noisy surface plugs, surface swimming plugs, or shiny spoons either casted or trolled.
Typical Sizes Caught In general, Crevalle Jacks caught by anglers weigh between 5 and 15 pounds.
Citation Minimum Length and Weight Crevalle Jacks are not currently eligible for a Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament or Live Release award, but a large specimen may qualify for an “Unusual Species” award.
Delaware State Record Crevalle Jacks are not currently eligible for an individual Delaware record.