Surf Fishing Tip of the Week # 31- Big Jack in Mexico Surf

I just returned from a trip to Mexico where I spent a week with good friends driving quads and making zillion casts in hope of catching rooster fish or a big jack.mexicoqw

This video (with its lousy sound) was made for people on this blog, not the other 20 000 youtube subscribers we have.

Why ?

Because you guys know I am not the world authority on rods (Lou Caruso is) and you guys know that I am never the best caster in any group. So when I am outcasting my buddy Ray by a mile (who is the best pure consistent caster I have ever known) i take notice. Not only outcasting him but I was throwing bombs…This rod really, really surprised me. After a crazy night in last year Nor’easter with some big fish I knew it was solid but I did not expected to be casting 150 yards all of a sudden. Maybe seeing 10 foot waves coming at you are enough to muster a little more umph???

Here is the video (PS, striper cannot hold a candle to a Jack’s shadow when it comes to pure strength) There is a reason they call Jack a “Toro” aka a Bull in Spanish. If they grew any bigger  and I caught one, I’d probably cut my line, snap my rod in two and go home crying. They will kick your ass trying to land it

ps , yes the local eat just about every jack and rooster they land. Not just about every one…..they eat every single one

4 comments on “Surf Fishing Tip of the Week # 31- Big Jack in Mexico Surf

  1. Karl Danielsson

    That looks like a Diawa Saltist reel. I fish the 4000 and 4500 Saltist. With the 2 !/4 inch spool it casts a country mile on the new rods with smaller guides. My opinion is you put that reel on any rod and your casting distance improves. Have you fished that reel on any other rod to compare? Just a thought. Have a great season.

  2. mark d

    jacks are the blues of the tropics. great fighters that get little respect. i also use the surface tension lures for jacks and roosters. nice video thks

  3. Salt stalker

    I winter down in south Florida every year. Can’t even compare Stripers and Blues to the fight Jacks give you!
    Glad to see you had a great time in Mexico!


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