i am told by my English chums that the yellowing or crevalle jack is one of the hardest fighting fish to be had on light tackle.
I would like to know is there is anywhere on Ambergris caye (preferably near Victoria house) where i can target jacks on surface poppers and spinning tackle, without a guide or boat i.e from a beach, dock or bridge?
Not too many are caught from the beach or pier. Most are caught from boats at the reef. The reef being close to the hotel is plus. I've caught them up to 12lbs on 1/2 oz white jigs with Mr. Twister tails in (white, root beer and chartreuse). It helps to chum the area with cut bait.
Al "Legend" Schaefer
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There are plenty of jacks around the Ambergris are but agree that you will need a boat and/or guide to get you to where they hang out. There is good jack fishing on the reef as well as some of the channels to the south of the caye. Fly fishing for them can be a little more challenging for them rather than baits, although a good distance caster can do well with a large Clousers minow or any large baitfish pattern. In the channels to the south of the caye is also a great place to find the tarpon as well in the same water.
Look up a registered guide list for San pedro and find Gilberto Acosta. He has been guiding the waters around Ambergris all his life and is very professional and well spoken. Good luck and post a report after your trip.
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