Will be finally getting the boat out next weekend after a month of collecting dust, planning on hitting the seaway early and after tides head off and try and land my first mangrove jack, i am basically just chasing some advise on locations to try an what methods work best I.E live bait v platics
I have been fishing the wall for many years on and off and unfortunately have never managed to land a jack from the wall. But I have had the pleasure of being with blokes out on the North wall that have landed a few and more. We (they) have seemed to do better on a turn of a high tide using poddies. My mate landed 4 in 20 minutes on day just past the drop off tending just onto the sand area. We (they) have also landed them with bait drifting down the wall on a run out tide and done better with a lumi for weight on the line. I just sit there and always wonder what im doing wrong. One day it will happen. Good Luck!
There is a few jacks around the pipeline and the deep hole off the north wall. I’ve caught a couple fishing for tarpon from the western end of the north wall eddy along till near the emergency phone on pearl slider and zman minnows in deisel on dusk and a the end of the run in tide but etheir tide will be ok.
You just have to try slow roll the plastic along the bottom working the edge of the wall. If the weathers ok you could fish the saturday morning low tide with herring or yakkas and a size 5 running sinker with a 4/0 octopus hook with 40-60lb leader. Try keep the livie as close to the bottom as you can drifting over the pipe near the middle to north side for jacks, jew, tailor or maybe a king.
Have got e few livebaiting the end of north wall over the years, both day and night, more on the top of high. Also a few suspected jacks lost after hookup by running straight for cover…so if you think its a jack give him some curry. Getting in closer to rocks in 8-10m helps but be ready to stop them. I once saw a bloke pull a massive one out in close to end of north wall…always a chance this time of year. Gordo