Other Names: Pez Gallo, Papagallo
Grayback, silver body with two pronounced diagonal stripes. Pectoral fin long and sickle-shaped, dorsal fin very elongated and supposedly has a likeness to a rooster’s comb, hence the common name. The tail fin is deeply forked as is typical of all members of the jack family.
Papagayo Fishing – Charters and Beaches
The Pacific Ocean, Sea of Cortez
Live bait, with mullet and sardines as their favorite. Rarely taken on lures, but when feeding will hit surface jigs.
An angler will see the roosterfish come upon and boil on the trolled bait. They will typically circle and whack at the offering before actually crashing on it. A furious fighter with unequaled stamina, unpredictable slashing moves, jumps, and long screaming runs.
Surf and Rocky areas offshore. It can also be found near islands and reefs.