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Jacks Fishing Holidays

The Jack family is made up of the main species like Amberjack, Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle and the most powerful of them all the mighty Giant Trevally, more commonly known as GT’s. All of our fishing destinations from around the world have all been hand picked. You can see on each destination what species is available and also the peak times to visit each destination. Sportquest Holidays can provide you with unbiased advice on all our destinations that you can fish for any of the Jack family.

Panama Sport Fishing Lodge | Panama

Every sport fisherman has heard of stories of how world-class the fishery is in Panama and it's no wondering when Panama is the home to so many IGFA records of all manner of species and our lodge is right in the thick of it. The Gulf of Chiriquí is a real treasure of Panama and with the likes of world-renowned areas such as Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa being the fishing grounds.. Read more

  Category: Big Game Fishing, Fishing Holidays, Popper & Jig Fishing
   Season: All Year

Dogtooth Tuna Fishing | Hawkins Bank | Rodrigues | Mauritius

This fishing adventure is like no others out there! Rodrigues Island offers anglers a unique opportunity to fish for some incredible species. The fishing style used is completely down to you as the itinerary can be completely tailored to suit how you wish to fish and the species you wish to target. In addition to this, we some excellent tackle package waiting on board for you to use completely free of charge... Read more

  Category: Big Game Fishing, Popper & Jig Fishing, Hosted Hosted Popper, Jig & Big Game Fishing Holidays
   Season: All Year

Kwanza Tarpon Lodge | Lure & Popper Fishing | Angola

At Kwanza Lodge the fishing is varied with the opportunity to one day, fish the freshwaters of the river Cuanza for super huge Tarpon and then the next to be some nautical miles offshore fishing for huge Marlin. The guides will make sure that all your requirements are catered for, so if you wish to troll all day or even popper fish then this will be tailored into your itinerary... Read more

  Category: Big Game Fishing, Popper & Jig Fishing
   Season: All Year

Lure & Popper Fishing Adventures | Gabon | Africa

With popper and lure fishing fast becoming the biggest technique practised amongst the travelling angler so if you take any activity and push it to the wildest edge, you create magic. Sportfishing along the pristine coastline of Gabon is definitely one such activity. Your need to fish wild remote waters may well be what drives you... Read more

  Category: Fishing Holidays, Popper & Jig Fishing, Single Angler Fishing
   Season: November to April

Popper & Jig Fishing | Hosted North Nosy Be | Madagascar

Sportquest Holidays is proud to be able to offer you an exclusive fishing holiday like no other. We have, with our Madagascan partner, Nirvana Fishing put together an exclusive Popper fishing school designed around teaching you the angler everything there is to know about the art of popper and jig fishing... Read more

  Category: Fishing Holidays, Popper & Jig Fishing, Single Angler Fishing, Hosted Hosted Popper, Jig & Big Game Fishing Holidays
   Season: All Year
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Additional Information

The Jack family are a group of fish that the travelling angler will have encountered at one time or another. These fork tailed little powerhouses will readily smash any lure that is passed in-front of their faces and once they do you will be in for some extreme rod bending action. These fish are both fast and furious and will scream off leave your reel smoking as they try and head back to the depths.

Name: Jack

Also known as: Jack Crevalle, Giant Trevally, Mangrove Jacks, Blue Trevally

Scientific Name: Carangidae



The Jack family are all largely similar in appearance, these deep bodied fish have large forked tails to propel them at a high speed as they chase their prey. The Jacks have big eyes with a large mouth packed full of super sharp teeth.


Average Size of Jacks

Jacks range in size from only a coupe of pounds up to and beyond 100lb in weight, this depends on which region you are fishing and what species you are looking to target.


Where to catch Jacks

Jacks could well be one of the most widespread families of fish in our oceans, nearly every where you fish that has a warm climate you will find a member of the Jack family inhabiting the reefs or flats. Destinations we would suggest to head to for catching Jacks include Mexico (Palmas de cortez) and Costa Rica ( Crocodile Bay and Zacundo lodge).

For the fly angler wishing to catch members of the Jack family on the fly destinations I would suggest include Christmas Island and Mexico (Ascension Bay). For the chance to catch them on poppers and Jig tactics I would suggest heading to either the Andaman Islands or Madagascar.

Fishing Methods for Jacks

The Jacks are hard hitting and aggressive predators and will smash any lure or jig that they lay their eyes on. One way to target Jacks is to troll lures behind a boat over such areas as reefs and drop offs where they will be lurking ready to hit prey.

Another method to fish for them is vertical jigging either speed or slow style near areas that may be holding Jacks, they will also readily snap up a bait either wobbled from a boat or slow trolled. Fly anglers can target jacks on the flats by sight casting to showing fish using patterns that mimic the Jacks prey, this can be a very exciting method of fishing and can account for some very good captures.



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