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?? Spanish Macks in Port A #13153679 05/14/19 12:59 PM
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Bass fisherman here and not in the slightest bit a skilled or knowledgeable saltwater angler. I'm headed down to Port A here at the end of June. I would like to fish while I'm there, either the surf or jetties. Spanish Mackerel seem more my speed of fishing chunking lures and not watching bait. How easy are these fish to find and catch for a beginner? Is Port A a good place to fish for them? better times of year than late June?


Re: ?? Spanish Macks in Port A [Re: diamond10x] #13153765 05/14/19 01:58 PM
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I was catching them in the surf 3-4 weeks ago on PINS casting a heavy spoon looking for Jacks. You should be able to find them in June at the Port A jetties. Work your way to the end of the jetties casting spoons and gotcha lures. Bring several lures as you might get snagged on rocks or lose them to toothy critters. If you don't find the Smacks your likely to find other fish willing to hit your lure,

Re: ?? Spanish Macks in Port A [Re: diamond10x] #13154753 05/15/19 03:53 AM
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Cordell casting spoons are my go to at the jetties.. smacks should be there

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Re: ?? Spanish Macks in Port A [Re: diamond10x] #13154767 05/15/19 04:18 AM
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I use a wire leader because of their teeth. They will steal your lure in a heartbeat if you are using mono or fluoro leaders.


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Re: ?? Spanish Macks in Port A [Re: diamond10x] #13154791 05/15/19 05:23 AM
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I caught a bunch at the end of the port A jetty. I used small 1/4oz sliver casting spoons. I use a section of knottable wire leader to prevent cut offs. Good luck.

Re: ?? Spanish Macks in Port A [Re: diamond10x] #13157603 05/17/19 07:10 PM
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I throw a 3/4 oz Johnson Sprite gold soon all over saltwater. I use it in the bay, beach, jetties, and offshore. You should be able to catch smacks, jack crevalle, and ladyfish with them in port a in June. You will also have a good chance at redfish.

Re: ?? Spanish Macks in Port A [Re: diamond10x] #13164765 05/24/19 12:18 AM
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Anybody ever throw crankbaits? Deep diving 10-20ft cranks with any luck catching anything?


Re: ?? Spanish Macks in Port A [Re: diamond10x] #13164993 05/24/19 03:51 AM
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Originally Posted by diamond10x
Anybody ever throw crankbaits? Deep diving 10-20ft cranks with any luck catching anything?

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Re: ?? Spanish Macks in Port A [Re: diamond10x] #13169175 05/28/19 10:02 PM
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If the surf is down get some piggy perch and surf fish for trout. You will need a couple of dozen. Free line INTO the current/wind. Change bait after a few casts. If that is not possible then go ahead and fish the piers or surf for whiting. They are an underapriciated fish when fried. Nothing wrong with smacks but to me they arent worth going to the end of the jetty. Btw cook smacks fresh.


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