MANGROVE JACKS ARE NOW PRIME TARGETS
WITH the barramundi spawning closure in force, it’s time for estuary and river lure fishermen to turn their attentions to the hard-fighting mangrove jack.
Mangrove jacks have really burst into an aggressive mode as we fast approach summer.
Smaller-style minnow lures like Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow 90mm and soft plastic prawn imitations like the Ecooda Live Shrimp really work well.
Soft plastics work well cast under the shaded overhanging mangroves around the roots as the high tide drains off.
Casting the snags and gutters around the low tides are also productive.
Live bait fishermen recently have seen an influx of quality mangrove jacks taking live mullet, sardines and mud herring on the sunken timber and structure.
Obviously mangrove jacks frequent similar locations to barramundi and if a barra is hooked, it must be released immediately.