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Old 08-08-2014, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default Jack Crevalle in the bays?

Would like to try to hook in to some jack crevalle in the bay, but i havent ever fished for em. Any tips?
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I see the same 3 swimming by everyday. The only things I could get one to eat was a live finger mullet, a super secret bass lure, and an arrow to the head . Got spooled on the bass lure and cut off by a dock with the finger mullet. Arrow to the head= Instant death
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I see the same 3 swimming by everyday. The only things I could get one to eat was a live finger mullet, a super secret bass lure, and an arrow to the head . Got spooled on the bass lure and cut off by a dock with the finger mullet. Arrow to the head= Instant death
Too funny...I've also been spooled by jacks w/ light gear.

I have had good luck on live bait, the larger the better.
Some top water red/trout lures (spooks, etc.), trolled minnow type lures.

My experience w/ them is if they're eating...they'll eat anything...if not, they'll keep swimming.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info!! Any tips on how to find em?
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Honestly if you fish east of Garcon Point Bridge by the docks, just fish for reds and specks. Have a set up rigged for them and make sure it will keep the jacks from the docks, then sight cast them as you see them. I see them pushing water by the docks, but you will see them swim quickly by. They are quick, so throw far out in front of them, so hope they see the bait and are hungry
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find a large school of menhaden @ sunrise. Usually in the bay, near the mouth of a bayou....
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There is Jacks in Mobile bay.I thought I was hooking monster trout or for sure reds till I finally got one close enough to see.It wasn't easy on 2000 spinning tackle w/15lb line.Hooked 4 before I wised up....
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I saw one last year in blackwater chasing a mullet. I saw the wake behind it. By the time I threw my lure, he was already gone. They're fast. I did catch two monsters in the gulf last year. Powerful fish!
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Thanks for all the good tips!
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Got one the other day by 3M Bridge on a free lined minheaden.
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