Catching Crevalle Jacks (aka Jack Crevalles or Jack Carvels) on your Daytona Beach Fishing Charter!
Crevalle Jacks are common in the Daytona Beach area in both inshore waters and offshore. They are a fun fish to catch and put up a good fight no matter what their size. You can catch many Crevalle Jacks on a summer inshore fishing charter and even in the autumn fishing season around Daytona Beach as long as the weather remains warm (See limits below). Inshore fishing charters around Daytona Beach are very popular for catching Crevalle Jacks, especially in the Halifax River where Crevalle Jacks are plentiful as long as the weather is warm.
Crevalle Jacks (aka Jack Crevalles or Jack Carvels) are an “unregulated” species meaning they have no specific regulations such as size limits or seasons. However, the default bag limit for large unregulated species such as Crevalle Jacks is 2 fish or 100 pounds per person, per day, whichever is more.
The Florida State Record for a Crevalle Jack is 57 lbs, caught near Jupiter down the Atlantic coast from Daytona Beach.
Yes, Jack Crevalles can be good to eat!
Like every Florida seafood chef knows, the flesh of a Crevalle Jack must first be handled properly to remove blood from the meat. Unlike a beef steak, blood doesn’t help a fish’s flavor or its appearance.
Make sure your fishing charter captain either ices the fish down while still alive which draws the blood out of the meat into it's internal organs or your fishing guide can hold the fish overboard and slice through its gill arches which drains the fish of blood. Icing down the fish also makes the flesh firm, thus ideal for slicing.
Once that's done, your Daytona Beach fishing guide will fillet the Crevalle Jack for you. You can feel for and remove any pin bones, then you can marinade it and then grill it, saute it or fry your Crevalle Jack just like any other great tasting fish fillet.
So enjoy catching Crevalle Jacks on your Daytona Beach fishing charter either inshore or offshore!
And don't forget to handle the Crevalle Jack flesh properly beginning with your Daytona Beach fishing guide either bleeding out the fish or icing it down while still alive.
Tight Lines and Bon Apetit!