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#12252084 - 05/18/17 04:07 PM Jack crevalle
Woodyred Offline

Registered: 08/21/14
Posts: 37
Loc: Arlington Texas
Been trying to catch some jack crevalle. I am strictly shore bound. I fish mainly from piers and the shore. Anyone out there. Got any tips for fishing for them with live mullet or any other baitfish, and I was wondering do they bite at night in the surf or bays. Thank you in advance.
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#12252176 - 05/18/17 05:12 PM Re: Jack crevalle [Re: Woodyred]
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Registered: 06/18/16
Posts: 1038
Loc: Galv. Cnty
Ask for a few Shad or Menhaden at bait shops and cut in half. Use 30# mainline with 40# leader line and a nice hook!! They can strip a spool, so have plenty of line. They make good shark bait...not fit for human consumption. AKA Channel Tuna

Edited by V-Bottom (05/18/17 05:13 PM)
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#12252199 - 05/18/17 05:23 PM Re: Jack crevalle [Re: Woodyred]
boocat Offline
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Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 722
Loc: Hill Country
Just not that many caught that close in. Not like u can go get a stringer of them. When I lived there and worked on the boats, we only heard of a handful caught like that. I guess off the ends of the beach piers and or ends of the jetties. Im sure Goff can weigh in on this.

Edited by boocat (05/18/17 05:24 PM)

#12252415 - 05/18/17 07:42 PM Re: Jack crevalle [Re: Woodyred]
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Registered: 01/29/05
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Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
I've seen them come out of east cut at Mansfield quite a few times.
Had one take a top water on north shore of matagorta.

Not really a fish you can actually target. More like a fluke encounter. After you catch one you can mark it off your list and never waste your time on another one.
Pat Goff
Marble Falls/Seadrift TX

#12252817 - 05/19/17 05:12 AM Re: Jack crevalle [Re: Woodyred]
boocat Offline
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Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 722
Loc: Hill Country
yep,, what he said^^.. fights like lead bowling ball that the cat won't even eat.

#12253239 - 05/19/17 10:27 AM Re: Jack crevalle [Re: Woodyred]

Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 429
Loc: Cibolo, Texas, USA
I have caught crevalle (out of a boat) off the big jetty at Pt Oconnor. I would think you could do similar further down the big jetty at Pt A or somewhere similar. like said above though not the most common fish for inshore.

#12257266 - Today at 12:39 PM Re: Jack crevalle [Re: Woodyred]
TXMako2201 Online   content

Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 44
Leaving dolphin docks a few years back we drove past a big school boiling the top in the middle of the ferry channel. birds and fish were going crazy! All we had was our light tackle trout gear and some cut mullet. Threw a chunk right in the middle of them and in less than a second we were hooked up. after about 45 minutes we gave up and cut the line.


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