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Jewfish Tactics

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Just spent 40 mins writing up info only to have it disperse.

This time the short version.

Caught lots of Jews on Sydney's northern beaches. Small schoolies 10-12 kg on fresh yakka and the bigger 20kg + models on older refrozen soft yakkas from previous trips.

Gear used double hook rig with a 6/0 at the tail end and 10/0 coming out of the opposite side like you would for sharks only this is with 50-80 lb mono. Rod in holder with plenty of drag set unlike most people recommend but it worked very well for me.

Dark of the moon has always been best for me with wet and windy conditions that often push bait out of lakes.

Tough going for Jews down here on the south coast.

Took my teenage daughter to the northern NSW coast who wanted to land a decent sized jew. Wet and windy conditions were perfect for her first nice schoolie of around 10 kg, closely followed by a second about the same size. The third was a much bigger fish which was lost in the surf due to me not changing her trace over after a 4 kg tailor.

Second night played out much the same before the weather turned good and we used our boat offshore instead. Found a patch of Jews in 50m but had to stop fishing for them as they wearnt releasing very well. Took on kings instead!!!







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Amazing thread, speechless TBH..

Thank you to all that have contributed their trade secrets..

I have never caught a Jewfish, but I now feel as though nothing is stoping me except for time and effort ...

Cheers Gezza

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Here are some tips. Use salted tailor, salmon, or mullet strips ONLY on the beach, use fresh ones anywhere else. Fish for mulloway only when there is a tide. Heavy rain is ESSENTIAL for catching a big jewie. The worse the weather the better. Just don't fish in a thunderstorm, though!  Lightning may strike your rod! :wacko: For real and intense jewie action, try fishing off the rocks with a 12-foot rod. Middle Head is the way to go, also Parramatta river, Georges river, and the Sydney's Northern Beaches have plenty of mulloway too! Octopus hooks are a common option, but it could easily hook'em in the gut or gills! :o For the safety of the fish, use circle hooks as they normally get stuck in the mouth. It doesn't really matter what weight your line is, to me, it's all about the bait, and the most important to me, the hook. 

Quote: "It doesn't really matter if your line is bad, your rod is cheap and your reel is worn out, all you need is a good hook and fresh bait, and let everything do the rest."          




Cheers, amberjack :D FISH ON!                                                          



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