iki jime Fish Finder
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Also known as:

Oyster cracker

Giant oystercracker

Snub nosed dart

Oyster pompano

Oyster eater

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Species Name:

Trachinotus anak

Dispatch Method:

Indo-Pacific permit are a trophy sportfish that are mostly released. However, if you do choose to take one, their eating qualities can be improved if they are killed immediately by iki jime or a firm knock to the head before placing them in an ice slurry after bleeding.

Fish Description:

  • A large pompano. Body silvery green to bluish-grey dorsally, silver flanks grading to white ventrally, sometimes with a bronze or greenish-golden tinge.
  • Second dorsal fin and tail fins dusky orange to nearly black with darker leading edges and fin tips; anal and pelvic fins yellow.

Fish Distribution:

  • These fish occur throughout the tropical Indo-western Pacific region from Taiwan to northern Australia.
  • Frequents estuaries and sand flats both inshore and offshore.

Fish Size Common Length:

Common between 40 and 60 cm, maximum size exceeds 120 cm and 15 kg.