Nice one John. Did it fight harder then a bluefish the same size?I caught this massive jack crevalle at dawn in a channel near Key West. We were looking for rolling tarpon and cast a 10" white Hogy soft plastic tail to bait disturbances. The fish hit hard and pulled hard for 20 to 30 minutes, while dragging my kayak around. We knew it was not a tarpon as it never jumped. Eventually I got it to the kayak where it measured 31" (my longest jack by 10"). It is one of the hardest and longest fights I have had on a spinning rod.
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I caught bluefish between 33" and 39" from my kayak in 2015 - one of them is shown below.Nice one John. Did it fight harder then a bluefish the same size?
Thank you John. That is what I also know. I caught many of them when we lived in FL. Also caught many bluefish when we lived on Kent Island when every one was catching large bluefish.I caught bluefish between 33" and 39" from my kayak in 2015 - one of them is shown below.
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Undoubtedly they fight hard, but cannot begin to compare with that 31" jack. I have never caught a cobia so cannot compare to that. But jacks pull harder than any other Chesapeake fish of the same length that I have caught.