Daily Archives: October 4, 2014
Common Name: Trevally, Kingfish, Jack, Tarrum
Local Name: Talakitok (Tagalog); Mamsa, Subad-subad (Cebuano)
Max Size: 120 cm (18 kgs)
Biodiversity: Marine, Brackish, Reef Associated
Depth: Surface – 100 m
Fishing Season: All Year Long
Minimum Size Limit: None
Recommended Bait/Lures: small minnow lures, flies, and shrimp, crabs, squid
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (NE)
This is a species of trevally found around the islands that can be distinguished by its golden colored spots. This species like other trevally species can be found alone or in schools often patrolling the edge of reefs, rocks or grass beds. They can grow quite large however the majority of these fish caught here tend to be around 1kg in size. Anglers are likely to catch one of these trevallys when casting lures from the shore off rocks or beaches near reefs.
Like most trevally species these fish make great table fare. They taste great when cooked a variety of ways including; grilled, deep friend, or cooked in one of many local saucy recipes.