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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:54 pm 
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Friends, I am a new angler and is mostly fishing in some rivers and an estuary here. I go fishing twice a week. Till date, I have never landed a mangrove jack :cry: I know that the estuary I am fishing in has jacks, I also go fishing in a couple of rivers (one under a bridge, and another one an open river) where others have caught good sized mangrove jacks. I am getting more and more desperate for a jack :(

Can someone please advice on how I can increase the chances of catching one?

- I go fishing mostly morning time or evening time (finish before 6.00pm)
- The bait I am using is dead shrimp

Any advice and suggestions would be highly appreciated. Hoping to hear from fellow anglers


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:40 pm 
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Mangrove Jacks are some of the easiest fish to catch. Try live shrimp, you should be able to find them in some of the small pools. Even live fish will do. I have never caught them on a dead shrimp but I did catch them with dead but fresh fish. You can try attaching a thin strip of kitchen aluminum foil (about an inch) about a foot from your hook to attract fish to it.

Fishing for them with lures is really effective.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:53 pm 
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Bobby wrote:
Mangrove Jacks are some of the easiest fish to catch. Try live shrimp, you should be able to find them in some of the small pools. Even live fish will do. I have never caught them on a dead shrimp but I did catch them with dead but fresh fish. You can try attaching a thin strip of kitchen aluminum foil (about an inch) about a foot from your hook to attract fish to it.

Fishing for them with lures is really effective.


Thank you :) Will be trying next week with live shrimp. Will update this thread on the progress


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:54 pm 
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Like Bobby already mentioned, lures are the way to go.
I'd also like to add that, you may have to fish till 7 pm or so.
Between sunset and till it gets dark (dusk) is really productive for MJs.

Hope that helps!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:15 pm 
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lure_fisherman wrote:
Like Bobby already mentioned, lures are the way to go.
I'd also like to add that, you may have to fish till 7 pm or so.
Between sunset and till it gets dark (dusk) is really productive for MJs.

Hope that helps!

Thanks! That is helpful, I will try from 5.30-7 and see how it goes. Waiting for the weekend


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:15 pm 
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Do you recommend any specific type of lures?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:21 pm 
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Keralan wrote:
Do you recommend any specific type of lures?


They are not that particular about what lures, so try with what you have or what is available.
I've caught them on all types of lures including poppers, shallow divers, deep divers and soft plastics....

Maruthu


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:24 pm 
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Keralan wrote:
Do you recommend any specific type of lures?


They seem to prefer Minnow type lures, avoid blues, unless you know they are there and not taking any other colour.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:38 pm 
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Fire Tiger and Red Head colors should be cast first. At least thats what I follow.


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