Mangrove Jack Fishing Episodes

Secrets To Lure Fishing In Lake Macquarie During Winter

EPISODE 630 Lake Macquarie lure fishing gun Dan Guilfoyle is back with advice on how to enjoy hot winter fishing in Lake Macquarie. Dan Guilfoyle Lake Macquarie Fishing Identity Dan grew up fishing Lake Macquarie and as a youngster used to walk the banks and wade the...
  • Mangrove jack fishing is white knuckle, “take no prisoners” lure casting. Exhilarating and frustrating at the same time! They can be caught in fresh or salt water.
  • Mangrove jack love structure, so target areas like rock ledges, sunken logs, pylons, laydowns and mangrove roots. Cast your lure as close to the structure as possible and be ready for a strike at any time.
  • Water flow is crucial for mangrove jack fishing and figuring out the tides is key. Look for places where flowing water hits banks, snags, rocks or other structure and jacks will be there.
  • You need to be concentrating 100% of the time. Mangrove jack fishing is about the first 1-2 seconds after the fish eats your lure. If you don’t turn the jack in this time he’ll likely run you into the snags.
  • Tackle for mangrove jack fishing needs to be in good shape and relatively heavy for the size of the fish. A lure retriever is a “must-have”!
  • Soft plastic lures such as paddletails, curltails, shads and so on  in 3-5″ sizes, fished on jig heads or rigged weedless.
  • Hard bodied diving lures from 75 to 120mm long.
  • Floating stickbaits, poppers or other surface lures.
  • Soft plastic frogs rigged weedless
Episode 547: Fishing Around Exmouth In Spring With Steve Riley

Episode 547: Fishing Around Exmouth In Spring With Steve Riley

Every time I interview Steve Riley about fishing the Exmouth area I get blown away by the opportunities on offer, but I think this interview could be my favourite so far. Steve spills the beans on five land-based fishing spots that are available to visiting anglers during spring. In the course of the conversation we cover everything from bream and whiting to tuna, reef species and pelagics including monster GT from the beach. What a destination!

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Episode 537: Hinchinbrook Winter Mangrove Jack With Adam Royle

Episode 537: Hinchinbrook Winter Mangrove Jack With Adam Royle

They might be considered a “warm-months” species, but Adam Royle fishes for Hinchinbrook mangrove jack right through the winter months with good success – even on topwater lures! In this episode he does a great job of explaining exactly how he achieves good catches of red dogs when the water is a little on the cooler side.

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Episode 26: Tweed River Mangrove Jack With Brad Smith

Episode 26: Tweed River Mangrove Jack With Brad Smith

The Tweed river offers exceptional fishing for oversized mangrove jacks, and who better to tell us how to catch them than Brad Smith? Brad’s been guiding clients to catch jacks and other species in this area for 25 years and proves he’s a wealth of knowledge.

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