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Jack Crevalle Fly Fishing Holidays

Jack Crevalle, or fondly known as Jacks, can be found in Atlantic waters from Nova Scotia, Canada to Uruguay, including the Gulf of Mexico and occasionally in the West Indies. A voracious predator, it feeds primarily on smaller fish which it often chases onto beaches. In open water, Jack Crevalle will herd baitfish into a tight mass, then rush in from all sides.

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Tour code: GUI002

Guinea Bissau offers anglers of all abilities the chance of battling with huge hard fighting species. This hosted trip has been put together to help single or small groups of friends fish these waters, your host will be there to make sure that everything goes smoothly and will pass on their knowledge to make sure you have one of the best holidays possibly.

   Season: All Year

From: £3,384 per person including flights

Tour code: GAB001

With popper and lure fishing fast becoming the biggest technique practised amongst the travelling angler so if you take any activity and push it to the wildest edge, you create magic. Sport fishing along the pristine coastline of Gabon is definitely one such activity. Your need to fish wild remote waters, may well be what drives you.

   Season: November to April

From: £4,565 per person including flights

Tour code: MEX002  

Palma de Cortez resort in Mexico is the ideal big game fishing destination. Not only is the resort located next to all the prime fishing grounds but all tackle is included too. On top of this, we now offer light tackle packages on all Panga boats for bait fishing which include all hooks, weights and leaders free for you to use.

  Category: Big Game Fishing
   Season: All Year

From: £2,934 per person including flights

Tour code: IND007

Andaman Islands offers a huge variety of species and all are only a short boat ride from the mainland. Exclusive to Sportquest Holidays we have put together this remarkable fully guided fishing adventure. This exciting destination is located in the Bay of Bengal on some of the most stunning tropical islands the world has to offer.

   Season: October to April

From: £3,541 per person including flights

Tour code: COS001  

The world-class resort in Costa Rica called Crocodile Bay has won so many awards on Trip Adviser that we class it as a must go for any big game angler. It is also the perfect destination to take your non-angling family, as the eco tours onsite are unbelievable and if you were to stay there for a whole month, you would never get through them. 

   Season: November to April

From: £3,879 per person including flights

Tour code: COS002

This is a very exclusive trip based on only a few anglers plus our very own host, Paul Stevens. Paul has been big game fishing all over the world from Africa to Mauritius and has a few bill fish under his belt. If you have wanted to go big game fishing but struggled to find other friends to travel with then now is the perfect time to join us.

   Season: November to April

From: £5,484 per person including flights

Tour code: CUB001  

An angler’s paradise in the middle of stunning saltwater flats, the area is approximately 2600 square miles, a vast offshore wilderness where you will rarely see another angler, other than people in your own group. It has to be one of the best places in the world to fly fish for Permit Tarpon and Bonefish.

  Category: Saltwater Fly Fishing
   Season: All year

From: £4,895 per person including flights


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Additional Information

Name: Jack Crevalle

Also known as: Common Jack, Toro, Cavally, Cavalla and Horse Crevalle

Scientific Name: Caranx Hippos

Description: This voracious predator feeds mainly on smaller fishes which it often chases to the shoreline or against sea walls. When they are found in open deeper water the Jacks will surround their pray and force them into a tight ball then rush in from all sides smashing them to pieces.

The Jack Crevalle has a distinctive round black spot on the lower base of its pectoral fin which is not found on any of the other Jacks. Another distinctive mark is the elongated black spot on the operculum. Running down the wrist of the Jacks body is a row of scutes, numbering about 30 and extends in a line to the base of the tail fin.

Average Size: Depending on where you choose to target them, the size of fish varies in different locations. The waters off Florida fishing over wrecks can see Jacks caught in excess of 50lb, but on average the inshore Jacks tend to be around the 10–15lb bracket.

Where to catch: The Jack Crevalle family can be found far and wide from such places as in the western Atlantic Ocean from Novia Scotia, to Uruguay and also very prolific in the Gulf of Mexico. In the eastern Atlantic, they can be found from Portugal to Angola, including the western Mediterranean. Some of our most popular destinations for Jacke Cravalle include GabonPalmas De Cortez BajaCosta Rica and Guinea Bissau.

Fishing Methods: The good thing about this species is that they are very willing to take pretty much anything on offer as long as it’s presented in a natural manner. They are a superb light tackle species and can be targeted by spinning, fly fishing, trolling and casting from the beach. When you are lure/fly fishing the retrieve needs be at a fast pace with no pauses or stops as Jacks tend to lose interest in anything that doesn’t act normally.

If you have any questions about our Jack Crevalle fishing trips  contact our experienced team who will be able to help with any questions you have. Alternatively, you can request a free brochure.