Mangrove jack in Darwin and surrounds

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Mangrove jack in Darwin and surrounds

Post by Josh03 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:13 pm

Hey guys, I am new to this page and pretty computer illiterate so please excuse me if I have posted this in the wrong section. I am heading into Darwin in the next few days in our 2wd camper an towing my tinny. Can any one point me in the right direction as to were I can chase a few jack??? I just can't get enough of them and since cairns and surrounds I have been having withdrawals. Thanks in advance



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Re: Mangrove jack in Darwin and surrounds

Post by blw » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:14 pm

Any of the arms of the harbour. Find a rockbar. They generally hold jacks and goldies.

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Re: Mangrove jack in Darwin and surrounds

Post by Josh03 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:19 pm

I'll give that a go. Thanks mare

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Re: Mangrove jack in Darwin and surrounds

Post by Matt Flynn » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:24 pm

The rock walls around East Arm port have some bigguns.

Top of Elizabeth River is very rocky and has a few but take a spare prop!

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Post by blw » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:21 pm

Matt Flynn wrote:The rock walls around East Arm port have some bigguns.

Top of Elizabeth River is very rocky and has a few but take a spare prop!
specially when u get locked up there on a low spring tide haha

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Re: Mangrove jack in Darwin and surrounds

Post by seano » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:49 am

Bynoe is better for jacks. Creeks with rock bars have plenty and snapper too

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Re: Mangrove jack in Darwin and surrounds

Post by Josh03 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:13 am

Are the rock bars visible? Or do you sound around? Thanks a lot for your help fellas

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Re: Mangrove jack in Darwin and surrounds

Post by zulu » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:26 am

ive found some awsome rock bars up the back of elisabeth need to be there at the bottom of the tide to see how extensive they are. some go right the way across the creek on certain tides ive got a few sussed out now and i allways chatch a few jacks there on the right tides. i find jacks in the lizzy bite more round the bottom and first push in of the tide. springs are best.

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Re: Mangrove jack in Darwin and surrounds

Post by Smudge » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:30 am

I had a good session launching out at Six Pack Creek on the weekend.
At night at the top of the tide. 3 nice Jacks and 4 nice Goldies in about an hour. :catch:
Tight lines and empty spools !

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Re: Mangrove jack in Darwin and surrounds

Post by 2 brothers fishing » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:58 pm

Sandy creek down past lee point has been the best place for me. its just a bittricky getting inand out

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Re: Mangrove jack in Darwin and surrounds

Post by Jackh » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:40 pm

People using bait or lures to target Jacks?

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Re: Mangrove jack in Darwin and surrounds

Post by Josh03 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:38 am

Sounds like their around, I'll have to suss out those areas, I will only be using lures and I'll only be catching and releasing.

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Re: Mangrove jack in Darwin and surrounds

Post by seano » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:22 pm

But they taste sooooo good!

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Re: Mangrove jack in Darwin and surrounds

Post by blw » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:23 pm

seano wrote:But they taste sooooo good!
omnomnomnom x2

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Re: Mangrove jack in Darwin and surrounds

Post by Josh03 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:01 pm

I like the look of dundee beach, I think I'll try around that area first as darwin seems to be pretty hectic at the moment with all the grey nomads and accommodation is tuff. Hopefully I can snag a few there because after 2 long weeks of seeing road kill and termite mounds I'm itching for a flick

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