Fishing Quaranks: all about ways and places to fish


Treanxes, jacks are fish of the scad family, the genus includes about 25 species of fish of different sizes and colors. Treanxes are another species that is very popular with sea fishing enthusiasts in tropical and subtropical seas. The fish have an oval or oblong body flattened from the sides. The fish are quite recognizable: a large head with a sloping frontal part, as well as the presence of bony shields on the caudal part of the body, the location and shape of the fins, especially the two dorsal ones. According to the way of life, the genus of quaranks is quite diverse. The size of the fish varies greatly. In length, trevally can reach over 1.50 m and weight under 80 kg, depending on the species, but most fish have an average size of up to 1 m or less. Active predators that do not have special food preferences prey on both smaller fish and mollusks and invertebrates. Most species live in the coastal shelf zone, at relatively shallow depths up to 100 m. Some species adhere to the bottom existence, others stay in the middle water layers. In ordinary life, the trevally, except for juveniles and the mating season, do not form large flocks, they keep in small groups of several fish. The meat of some fish can be dangerous to humans. 

Ways to catch trevally

Quaranks are one of the most favorite trophies among sea fishing enthusiasts in the southern latitudes. In the tropical zone of the Indo-Pacific region, it can occupy a significant part of the biomass among the representatives of the ichthyofauna living in the upper layers of the water. The main fishing tool for quarrels, for amateur anglers, is spinning, in addition, quarrels are caught by fly fishing. Large specimens of fish are invariably a welcome prey for trolling enthusiasts. The fish desperately resists, so catching it is loved by many anglers. The best fishing time is morning or evening twilight.

Catching fish on a spinning rod

Fishing with spinning tackle for trevally, like many other marine fish that hunt in different layers of water, can take place in different ways. This can be throw-in fishing, often using surface lures. In addition, trevally are caught plumb using appropriate artificial lures. When catching medium-sized species, on the shallows, together with other inhabitants, it is possible to use relatively light gear (when using medium-sized baits). When choosing tackle for fishing on a classic spinning rod, in fishing for trevally, it is advisable to proceed from the principle: “trophy size – lure size.” Various vessels are more convenient for spinning fishing, but there may also be limitations associated with fishing conditions. Treanxes keep both in the lower layers of water and are actively caught on poppers. The most interesting is fishing for classic baits: spinners, wobblers and more. Reels should be with a good supply of fishing line or cord. In addition to a trouble-free braking system, the coil must be protected from salt water. In many types of sea fishing equipment, very fast wiring is required, which means a high gear ratio of the winding mechanism. According to the principle of operation, coils can be both multiplier and inertial-free. Accordingly, the rods are selected depending on the reel system. When fishing for spinning marine fish, and trevally in particular, fishing technique is very important.

Fly fishing

Treasures are caught using marine fly rods. In most cases, before the trip, it is worth clarifying the size of possible trophies living in the region where fishing is planned. As a rule, class 9-10 one-handers can be considered “universal” marine fly fishing gear. When catching medium-sized individuals, you can use sets of 6-7 classes. They use fairly large baits, so it is possible to use cords a class higher, corresponding to one-handed rods. Bulk reels must be suitable for the class of the rod, with the expectation that at least 200 m of strong backing must be placed on the spool. Do not forget that the tackle will be exposed to salt water. Especially, this requirement applies to coils and cords. When choosing a coil, you should pay special attention to the design of the brake system. The friction clutch must be not only as reliable as possible, but also protected from salt water ingress into the mechanism. During fly fishing for marine fish, including trevally, a certain lure control technique is required. Especially at the initial stage, it is worth taking the advice of experienced guides.


The most popular baits for catching caransks, amateur gear, are various surface lures: poppers, walkers, and more. At the same time, the most important element of success, regardless of the type of gear, is the correct wiring. When fishing in the water column, various silicone lures and wobblers are used. Fishing with jigs is no less popular. For fly fishing, in addition to poppers, various traditional imitations of the bottom dwellers of the coastal zone are used, as well as streamers of various sizes.

Places of fishing and habitat

Treanxes are quite common fish in the waters of the tropical zone of the seas of the World Ocean. The populations living in the seas of the southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean are most widespread. In addition, a huge number of trevally lives off the coast of Hawaii, Africa, New Zealand and Australia. The fish lives in various conditions of the shelf zone of the continents and near the islands. Small, young individuals, straying into flocks, attack small fish in the middle layers of water, in the open spaces of the seas. Large individuals live alone. Fish can hunt in shallow places.


During the spawning season, fish can form huge aggregations. Spawning migrations are characteristic of quaranxes. Sexual maturity is reached at the age of 3-4 years. Ikromet one-time.

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