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#11627681 - 05/26/16 09:31 AM Are crevalle jacks always wormy?
Max_S Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 97
Loc: Austin, TX
I usually throw back crevalle jacks, but when I gut hook any gamefish I generally try to find a use for it. My thought was that like any oily, bloody fish, jack might be good in the smoker, and I'm pretty good at making even the least loved fish tasty.

Unfortunately, the few times I filleted jacks, they were always absolutely clogged with parasitic roundworms, coming out in thick clumps in a layer between the muscle and skin. I don't think I've ever seen so many worms in any other fish, even in bigger black drum.

Are crevalle jacks one of those fish that are basically always wormy, or is it just my bad luck?

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#11627713 - 05/26/16 09:41 AM Re: Are crevalle jacks always wormy? [Re: Max_S]
Jim Ford Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1349
Loc: Texas
Never tried cleaning a crevalle. I have had smoked amberjack, which was a bit strong but not too bad.

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#11627770 - 05/26/16 10:12 AM Re: Are crevalle jacks always wormy? [Re: Max_S]
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Registered: 01/29/05
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Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
Jack Crevalle is not table fare. Just enjoy the pull and send them back.
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#11634347 - 05/29/16 08:33 PM Re: Are crevalle jacks always wormy? [Re: Max_S]
Jerod Pontello Offline
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Registered: 03/14/16
Posts: 111
Great for shark bait and fun as hell to catch

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#11634433 - 05/29/16 09:09 PM Re: Are crevalle jacks always wormy? [Re: Max_S]
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Don't confuse Amber jack with crevalle
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#11634726 - 05/29/16 11:19 PM Re: Are crevalle jacks always wormy? [Re: Pat Goff]
2 Bee'z Online   happy
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Registered: 07/23/15
Posts: 11777
Loc: Lake Texoma, TX
Originally Posted By: Pat Goff
Jack Crevalle is not table fare. Just enjoy the pull and send them back.


This and they can put a hurting on you.

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#11635297 - 05/30/16 11:39 AM Re: Are crevalle jacks always wormy? [Re: Max_S]
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Capt. CUDA

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 6484
Loc: Fulton, Texas
ick. 1 more reason to not open a jack crevalle.

CPR only on those dudes
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#11647959 - 06/04/16 11:24 PM Re: Are crevalle jacks always wormy? [Re: Max_S]
Bayou Burner Offline
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Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3498
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
Most fish have worms

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#11653591 - 06/07/16 09:59 PM Re: Are crevalle jacks always wormy? [Re: Max_S]
TimL Offline
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Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 71
Loc: Corpus Christi, TX
I know they are readily eaten in other countries around the Gulf and Caribbean. There are You Tube videos of people preparing and eating them as well. Too bloody for my tastes though.

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