Alectis Ciliaris

Carangidae

Perciformes

Offshore, Structures, Reef

15 - 20 pounds

20" - 39"

African Pompano

Also Known As: Threadfin, Crevalle, Jack, Pompano, Cobblerfish, Shoemaker  

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African Pompano Description

The African Pompano (Alectis Ciliaris), also known as pennant fish or threadfin trevally, is part of the Jack family.   They are silvery, round fish.  They are found close to the bottom over shallow parts of oceanic waters. Pompano feed on crustaceans and fish. Juveniles are diamond-shaped with long trailing filaments shrinking and then disappearing with age. Juveniles are found close to shores.  Adult Pompanos can be found in waters from 30 feet to 250 feet.  

Jacks are a fast-swimming fish that can roam over great distances. They are attracted to shiny and moving objects so along with live bait, jigs are a good choice.   African Pompano is hunted by large Tuna and Dolphins.  

The World Record for the African Pompano 

The African Pompano World Record weight is 50 lb 8 oz caught in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA in 1990. The World Record length is 39"  caught in Key West, Florida, USA in 2011.

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