Jack, almaco (Seriola rivoliana)

CARANGIDAE FAMILY; also called bonito, horse eye bonito, medregal, songoro, hirenaga-kanpachi
This species occurs in most of the world’s tropical waters, entering temperate waters in some areas. The distribution in the eastern Atlantic is not well established and it is absent from the Red Sea and French Polynesia. Almaco jacks inhabit the outer reef slopes and offshore banks, where they may form small schools. They are rarely caught in inshore waters. Young almaco jacks are often seen far offshore around floating objects.
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Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-03 kg (6 lb)
26.90 kg (59 lb 4 oz)
Playa Blanca, Costa Rica
14-Aug-2010
M-04 kg (8 lb)
16.36 kg (36 lb 1 oz)
Quepos, Costa Rica
16-Jun-2015
M-06 kg (12 lb)
30.65 kg (67 lb 9 oz)
Golfo de Papagayo, Costa Rica
16-Aug-2010
M-08 kg (16 lb)
31.85 kg (70 lb 3 oz)
Golfo de Papagayo, Costa Rica
27-Jun-2009
M-10 kg (20 lb)
41.10 kg (90 lb 9 oz)
Golfo de Papagayo, Costa Rica
21-Jun-2010
M-15 kg (30 lb)
38.95 kg (85 lb 13 oz)
Golfo de Papagayo, Costa Rica
23-Jun-2009
M-37 kg (80 lb) (tie)
33.55 kg (73 lb 15 oz)
Golfo de Papagayo, Costa Rica
12-Jul-2010
M-37 kg (80 lb)
33.55 kg (73 lb 15 oz)
Golfo de Papagayo, Costa Rica
29-Jun-2009
W-06 kg (12 lb)
23.13 kg (51 lb 0 oz)
Flamingo Beach, Costa Rica
07-Jun-2016
W-08 kg (16 lb)
24.04 kg (53 lb 0 oz)
Flamingo Beach, Costa Rica
04-Jun-2016
W-10 kg (20 lb)
25.68 kg (56 lb 10 oz)
Cuajiniquil, Costa Rica
26-Jun-2008
W-15 kg (30 lb)
27.80 kg (61 lb 4 oz)
Golfo de Papagayo, Costa Rica
23-Jun-2009
W-24 kg (50 lb)
29.48 kg (65 lb 0 oz)
Flamingo Beach, Costa Rica
02-Nov-2015
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-Junior
41.10 kg (90 lb 9 oz)
Golfo de Papagayo, Costa Rica
21-Jun-2010

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