Alabama Yellowfin Jack Crevalle Caught While Reef Fishing For Red Snapper

What would you do if you were fishing for Red Snapper and something big bit your bait? Well, Kirk was fishing over the reef when something big hit his light tackle and started pulling. It did not pull like an Amberjack or a Grouper. It did not pull like a shark. Well, it pulled like a state record Red Snapper. Boy we were wrong. Kirk fought the monster fish for almost 25 minutes and when it surfaced, it was a large Jack Crevalle. We call them “Alabama Yellowfin.” Do not confuse it with Yellowfin Tuna. It has a yellow fin and it fights harder than any other fish in shallow water. Pound for pound, they are tougher than most species we catch.