jack lives here

jack lives here

16 kg jack.........deep water.


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thats a friggin sweet fish do

Sat, 2013-03-16 21:09

thats a friggin sweet fish do they taste any good

 

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Adam

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honestly mate

Sat, 2013-03-16 21:37

at that size, not as good but still ok. doesn't matter though same price accross the board no matter the size. the smaller deepwater jacks are sweet

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that's one hell of a jack

Sat, 2013-03-16 21:51

what a ripper can you tell me what deapth was the water you caught it in. I have read that the big jacks inhabit deep water reefs, is that right

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gotta be happy

Sat, 2013-03-16 22:02

thats a pearler mate, what neck of the woods did you score that?

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This habit is getting expensive!

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100 percent mate

Sat, 2013-03-16 22:07

this particular one was caught in 80 metres. most of the big jacks (over 10 kg) ive caught have been from 60 metres to 140 metres. they grow up in creeks then move offshore as they get bigger. the proof? microorganisms that only exist in the muddy banks of tropical creeks have been found in a very percentage of researched larger offshore jacks, the small fish eat the organism, the jack eats the small fish, then organism is in its system forever, doing no harm to the fish.im not much of a scientist myself , but thats pretty good proof if you ask me. interesting side note, on the deeper water spots, one in particular, i have caught big jacks, amberjacks, pearl perch, hapuka , grey band and pink snapper on the same line.

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long way north

Sat, 2013-03-16 22:09

of exmouth mate, but there is bigger fish than that close to exmouth.

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MCG

Sat, 2013-03-16 23:21

We used to get them that size and bigger at a spot we callled the MCG, about the size of a footy oval, NE of Hedland in 60 metres.

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 That is a ridiculous sized

Sat, 2013-03-16 23:24

 That is a ridiculous sized Jack there fellas. That looks like a set line clip it was caught on?

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Species

Sun, 2013-03-17 01:46

Is that a mangrove jack?

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HORSE

Sun, 2013-03-17 06:09

nice fish mate

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yeah

Sun, 2013-03-17 06:31

thats a jack, and thats a wetline clip(shark clip) hanging from its mouth

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Beast

Sun, 2013-03-17 06:48

 Didn't even know we got them that big here.looks mean as!

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 Love ya posts Wetliner! Keep

Sun, 2013-03-17 07:32

 Love ya posts Wetliner! Keep up the good work. Nice jack to

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 that should give you the

Sun, 2013-03-17 19:01

 that should give you the site record for the biggest jack! lol

time for more pop corn.. good fight on 300lb line an a hydro lol

loving the pics wetliner, keep em coming

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More drum lines, kill the bloody sharks!

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 is it usual for them to be

Sun, 2013-03-17 19:08

 is it usual for them to be so red when they grow that big?

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very worthy fish

Sun, 2013-03-17 19:15

very worthy fish

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Nathan