In Puerto Vallarta. What fish is this?

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by Olde School, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Olde School

    Olde School Well-Known Member

    Had a lovely morning on a charter off the beach in PV. Saw baitfish swimming under the boat, saw pelicans diving at them close up, saw these fish chasing the bait hard. What species of fish is this?

  2. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

  3. Olde School

    Olde School Well-Known Member

    Tubber, I was totally sold on your idea of them being jack crevalle until I noted that their distribution is Atlantic. Dang.
  4. BCI

    BCI Crew Member

  5. MadJigga

    MadJigga Active Member

    Its a GT
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  6. brutus

    brutus Active Member

  7. Stosh

    Stosh Well-Known Member

    Looks like a Jack Cravelle - to me. Also known as Toro in Mexico where I’ve caught them. Great fighters, but I was warned not to eat them - very strong tasting fish.
  8. MadJigga

    MadJigga Active Member

    Definitely a Jack Crevalle
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  9. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    IIRC there was a time when the 'Atlantic' and 'Pacific' Jack Crevalles were considered separate species but that's no longer the case.

    I've caught them in both oceans and they take the same things and fight the same-that's a real dark one in the photo.

    Mexicans often call them Toro or Bull but Jurel (hoo-rell) is the common name throughout Latin America.
  10. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Bleed them and keep them on ice and they're delicious but most people especially in Mexico just let them lie in the bilge-small wonder they taste like crud.
  11. Olde School

    Olde School Well-Known Member

    Thanks all! I am going with Jack Crevalle.

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