Also Known As:
Green Jobfish; Jobfish; JOBFISH, GREEN
Green Jobfish are a tough fighting, powerful fish found around reefs and bommies.
How To Identify:
Green jobfish are a quite slender with almost a cylindrical (or torpedo like) body. They are a very powerful fish and tenacious fighter once hooked. Green jobfish have powerful jaws and canine type teeth. They are olive-green over the back shading to a lighter purple/green on the sides and belly. They have a deeply forked tail which is same tone as the body but can have a yellow tinge. Pelvic and Ventral fin are usually off-white. They can grow to around 12kgs and over a meter in length.
How To Catch:
Green Jobfish are usually caught when fishing for other reef species, although a very welcome catch, especially for sport fisherman as they can be hard to locate in any sort of numbers. They will take most baits intended for other reef species but best baits are live small baitfish such as slimies or yakkas, however fresh flesh baits also work well. Green jobfish will readily take a lure, particularly a surface popper. Many are caught when targeting GT's or Coral trout around coral reef edges and bommies. Also often caught with minnows target mackerel when trolled close to the reef edges or bommies.
Green Jobfish are found around the northern half of Australia, from central Queensland (Barrier reef) right around to the top of Western Australia. They love coral drop-offs and reef edges similar to the ground of a coral trout, however a bit more free swimming in fact it has been said they fills the predatory niche between the bottom dwellers such as coral trout and the more pelagic fish such as Mackerels and Tuna.