Round Scad (Decapterus punctatus)
Habitat/distribution: Both sides of the Atlantic. Associated with reefs, down to more than 300 feet.
Method of harvest: Rarely taken as snapper bycatch, and only when quite large.
Season/availability: No season, but, like all reef/structure jacks and sardines, the round scad is just not usually big enough to be caught with the relatively large hooks used for other snapper fishing.
Size: Up to maybe a half pound
Cooking characteristics: Tasty, like other scads, but almost exclusively used for bait.