View Full Version : jack fishing, what sort of setup

19-01-2002, 04:38 PM
plan to mostly cast and troll lures, but also may try bait fishing. just wanted to hear your thought on rod n reel, line, leader lures etc

cheers budge

19-01-2002, 04:45 PM
strong and tuff!!!!!
work out how much you want to spend and work form there

20-01-2002, 04:25 PM
mate have caught a few jack, and had a bit of sucess with Lures. with the selection of lures it depends on the country being fished. water colour - depth - rocks- snags-troll-cast.
selection depends on these variables and more. you will find yourself useing various retrives for diferent lure actions. also different lures for troll actions.
these are some of the lures i have had sucess.
Tillson Barra, Fingerling and Herring designs.
Halco Scorpian various sizes Troll/ casting.
Reidys Goulburn jacks.
Reidys Little Lucifer.
ect.. ect.. ect....
the list goes on.

20-01-2002, 04:45 PM
Maaaaaate I'm starting to fall in love ;D ;D

20-01-2002, 04:47 PM
But in all serious man nice fish. TBF you just don't know when to be nice hey hey

21-01-2002, 02:33 AM
i loves me Jack fishin, i also forgot. a good rod and reel combo is esential for targeting these bruisers.

i personaly use rod around the 6-8kg (strudwick tps) with a good tip for chuckin lures,a deacent reel (Diawa) and 30lb braid (Bionic) these see me i good stead with most things attached to the end.(i did say most ;D)

a good time to target Jack is the Bottom of the tide,a low around mid-arvo is goo as the water temp is at it's hottest. a low tide around 2pm a few days before the first quater is a good place to start.


21-01-2002, 06:05 PM
thanks for the help guys

21-01-2002, 06:10 PM
PS with the Fish that is he he