Rain puts a jack in the pic­ture

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - Gra­ham Keirghran

WE’RE from Townsville and just came up for the Easter break.

Last week I was a flick­ing a Z man 4.5 inch Z Man grub and landed a 46cm man­grove jack.

That’s be­cause the fresh wa­ter was flow­ing out to the bay off the weir, so it was push­ing the bait out to the salt­wa­ter and it’s an easy catch for the big fish.

I only fish that spot when it rains. it hadn’t rained in Townsville for a long time, but af­ter this rain I de­cided to give the weir a go.

There’s a lot of snags in the wa­ter there and ini­tially I though I had hooked a snag. I just let a bit of line out and it just started run­ning, and I got it in from there.

I fish the jetty at the Strand a lot, and around Mag­netic Is­land on a boat. The ast side of Mag­gie Is­land is my favourite.

Around this time the big grunter are com­ing in and in a few weeks there’ll be a few GTs and some golden trevally.

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