The Horse Eyed Jack
When I am grouper fishing, I will typically see schools of 10 to 20 passing right under the boat. If I am quick enough I and can get baits down to their depth in time, I can get at least two on before they move on. Throwing a dozen live sardines in the water as soon as I see them sometimes can keep them around the boat longer. By doing this Iíve been able to land dozens of these fast hard fighters in a go.
Like their cousins, the jack creville, amberjack and black jack, horseyed jack are always back breaking fighters that grow to a size of up to 38 inches. Fish of 20 inches are more common. No matter what size they are, these fish are packed with 100 percent pure fight. And they make a nice complement to any barbeque grill at the end of hard dayís fishing.
Captain Dilzon Murcia is the project manager for Island Ferry and owner operator of Dilzon Charters, a sport fishing charter business. To catch the fish featured this week, and other large fish, call Dilzon at 620-6118 or drop by the Island Ferry office and schedule your next fishing adventure.