Jack Crevalle in freshwater?

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Jack Crevalle in freshwater?

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I was fishing in my backyard freshwater canal and i was just there to kill time and when i threw my crappie jig a school of 3-5 crevalle was chasing it! And i know you might thnk that this is bs well its not! ive seen alot and caught alot of crevalle to see the difference and i saw it in the freshwater! Has anyone seen them in freshwater befor?

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perhaps the canal in your backyard exits the icw. just a theory though.

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possibly.... ive seen alot of crazy things in that canal man

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i find it hard to believe that a jack in the canal could survive freshwater. thats why i think it must reach the ICW somewhere. if you look it up on a aerial map like google or bing, you'll find out where that canal goes. if suppose you live on the east side of a dam if there is one. then i dont know how the fish can thrive.

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I live near a lake with a connection(Snake Creek Canal) to Maule Lake/Oleta River .This lake has bass and other freshwater fish and also Snook and Crevalle Jacks (big ones !)and Alligators .So long there is a connection to the ICW there will be Jacks and Snooks too .

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8) There have been scattered reports of Jacks caught in freshwater for years. My friends father nailed one in Lake Okeechobee some time ago.

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fixed80 wrote:i find it hard to believe that a jack in the canal could survive freshwater. thats why i think it must reach the ICW somewhere. if you look it up on a aerial map like google or bing, you'll find out where that canal goes. if suppose you live on the east side of a dam if there is one. then i dont know how the fish can thrive.
I did a little research and yes the creek in my backyard is snake creek so that explains those wierd fish ive seen

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MitchellOrdonez wrote:
fixed80 wrote:i find it hard to believe that a jack in the canal could survive freshwater. thats why i think it must reach the ICW somewhere. if you look it up on a aerial map like google or bing, you'll find out where that canal goes. if suppose you live on the east side of a dam if there is one. then i dont know how the fish can thrive.
I did a little research and yes the creek in my backyard is snake creek so that explains those wierd fish ive seen
more than just jacks in there :cheers:
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hahaha time to go snook fishing in my creek :pistols:

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I have caught them at Orange and Nobhill up to 20 lbs and seen far bigger ones. That spot is about 10 miles west of the nearest spillway, loads of snook and tarpon there as well. Jacks are well known as a brackish water fish so freshwater doesn't shock me.
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Lots of Jacks and other stuff, Snook, Tarpon, Peacock bass.. in the fresh water lakes at Miaim Airport, Blue Lagoon.. it runs down to the Tamiami canal, but used to connect to the Miami river up near 36th street, long ago when I was a kid.
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JacksonvilleLarry wrote:8) There have been scattered reports of Jacks caught in freshwater for years. My friends father nailed one in Lake Okeechobee some time ago.
Bet he thought he'd hit the 'jack' pot....pardon the pun :lol:

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They venture far far upstream actually and can tolerate fresh water perfectly... So can snapper. Catch em up!

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yeah ive caught a few over there in the skylake area an its llike 3 miles from the gates
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Ive caught a few good ones in the airport lakes, Biggest one i caught was about 6 pounds and put up one heck of a fight, I caught it on a BPS twitch bait, and it broke it during the fight but still landed it.

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If you go to homassa springs You will find them at the spring head thats as fresh as it gets

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Saw a school of 25 or so in Naranja lakes today. Up to 6 pounds. You could smell the saltwater on em as they stirred up the water. Big jacks,wish I had live bait.

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Don't need live bait to catch a jack-- they'll hit topwaters, spoons, jigs, etc.

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caprifisher wrote:I live near a lake with a connection(Snake Creek Canal) to Maule Lake/Oleta River .This lake has bass and other freshwater fish and also Snook and Crevalle Jacks (big ones !)and Alligators .So long there is a connection to the ICW there will be Jacks and Snooks too .

If you are back in the sky lake area yess the jacks are there

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gruntking wrote:If you are back in the sky lake area yess the jacks are there

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hey i saw something about my hood just replied
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gruntking wrote:hey i saw something about my hood just replied
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