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Old 03-20-2017, 02:44 PM   #1
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We are going to take my friends father in law fishing Wednesday and would to find some larger amber jack. We've never caught a large one and hopefully will. We are launching st Sherman. I know asking for spots is asking a lot but does anyone have any insight on where to look? Thanks a bunch
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:55 PM   #2
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How far can you run? Bigger jacks in deeper water. MP 255 always has big jacks, on the way there hit marathon jacket. We caught a 128# one there several years ago.
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He has a 22' boat. Probably no further than 30 miles or so
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I would try tenneco, chevron, Antares and oriskany with that range. If you have some good edge numbers try those too. Big live baits, bigger than your hand. Hook them through the nose with a 6/0 circle and about 6 ft 60 or 80 lb fluorocarbon leader and a 8 ounce egg weight and let them eat. Or try vertical jigging, always works.
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Caught spome nice one (35-50#) on the East bridge rubble, 165# from the pass.
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I would try tenneco, chevron, Antares and oriskany with that range. If you have some good edge numbers try those too. Big live baits, bigger than your hand. Hook them through the nose with a 6/0 circle and about 6 ft 60 or 80 lb fluorocarbon leader and a 8 ounce egg weight and let them eat. Or try vertical jigging, always works.
I second this motion.

If you're unfamiliar with AJ, those are four good starting points and should have decent fish this time of year. I think it's the Antares that likes to hang people up so be mindful and try to fish a little away from the structure.

If you think the bait is too big, it's probably the right size. There big piggish on the mass right now. They eat shrimp.
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It should read 16 miles from the pass
We caugth ruby on the bridge rubble on baited small hooks
Drop them back down and KABOOM
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It should read 16 miles from the pass
We caugth ruby on the bridge rubble on baited small hooks
Drop them back down and KABOOM
That's also an option. It's closer for sure but I've never had much luck there on jacks. This would be the month to get after them though. Cooler water keeps them closer.
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Catch a bobo that are always swimming around thr big wrecks. Hook it on the ass with no weight as fast as you can and get it back in the water and HOLD ON!
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Catch a bobo that are always swimming around thr big wrecks. Hook it on the ass with no weight as fast as you can and get it back in the water and HOLD ON!


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