With Barra off the target list, jacks in the Trinity Inlet was the decision, short and sharp one hour either side of high casting lures into timber, then home.

First cast I dropped a small barra on a plastic. We persisted and motored the electric around quietly and just as I’d stated ‘probably not the best spot for jacks around here’ Ryan hooks a decent jack on the ever faithful gold bomber. I sure ate my words haha!

early morning mangrove jack trinity inlet Cairns

Fishing on, the only thing biting was sandflies and they were going mental. We hit a familiar snag, the horse shoe and Ryan was stitched up almost instantly by none other than another jack. Not to worry, a net and almost snapped rod later up came half the snag with the jack attached. 2/2, not bad, not bad and 10/10 style points for the hat. This jack fell to a lightly twitched gold Lucky Craft pointer.

mangrove jack North QLD style

We checked another couple of spots then headed home.