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Going for the MAC attack this saturday. Can any one offer any tips on Mac fishing. I have never gone. Been on a handful of bottom fishing trips are they any different?

Pls offer any suggestions on tackle & rigs etc.

Much appreciated
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You'll be using mac trees: A diamond jig at the end of your line and 3 or 4 small colored tubes about a foot apart on dropper loops above it.

Typically the technique is to drop the rig to the appropriate depth and jig it - sharp raise in the rod, let the rig settle, wait a moment and do it again. Sometimes the macs respond better to a slow-moderate straight retrieve too.

When you get a hook up hold the rig at that depth for a few moments. Other macs will come over and get hooked up too so you can get a full tree of macs. Not always, but usually.

Good luck!

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You don't need any special technique to catch mackerel. Buy a few mackerel rig from any tackle shop. However, you'd better hurry. Mackerel are on the move now and bluefish are all over the place today.

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Thanks Jaiem for the techinque tips and the keychain you gave me at the Oceanside surf seminar.
KILSONG, taking my girlfriend on a party boat this saturday so hopefully they will still be around. Appreciate the info both of you gave

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Mackerel school are wide spread now from mid Jersey to Montauk. Still Party boats from Belmar, NJ caught tons of mackerel yesterday(04-18-02). A friend of mine found big school of mackerel just a few miles off Jones Inlet (heading 185 degree in 68 - 70 feet water) on 04-17-02.
Capt. Lou and Super Spray from Freeport
and Brookyn VI,Sheepshead Bay will go mackerel fishing on Saturday. Good luck.

Tight lines,

k song
 
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