The Almaco jack is not a common catch among most saltwater anglers. The reason for this is that almaco jacks tend to spend most of their time in deep, open water on the outer slopes of reefs. You won’t find these fish on the reefs or nearshore where most anglers typically fish. Offshore anglers that fish near buoys, reefs and wrecks may run into an occasional almaco jack. Trolling with deep-running plugs or bottom fishing with cut baits is an effective way to catch almaco jacks. In North America, you will find them in Southern California and along the Atlantic Coast.