Definition of jackfish in English:


Line breaks: jack|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒakfɪʃ

noun (plural same or jackfishes)

chiefly North American
  • A pike or sauger, especially the northern pike.
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    • You might target the king mackerel, the Gulf's most popular light-tackle species, but the next hit could be from a ling, a jackfish, a bonito, a dorado, a shark, a tuna, a wahoo - or something beyond a kid's wildest dreams.
    • We hovered for a while watching the sweepers being herded one way and then another by black grouper, squirrelfish and the occasional swooping jackfish.
    • I especially enjoyed feeding my catches from the morning to the 3-4 foot long jackfishes cruising around the pier.

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