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Bigeye Scad

( Selar crumenophthalmus )

Other names

Big-eye Scad, Purse-eye Scad, Purse-eyed Scad

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family Carangidae (jacks and pompanos)
  • Can grow to 38cm in length
  • Distinguished from other scad by it’s large eye
  • Found in Australia’s Northern waters from QLD to WA
  • Pelagic in nature, form large shoals mid-water
  • An abundant baitfish popular as live or dead whole bait
  • Edible