The green Jobfish is a prized fish among recreational anglers.
And during our transit from Jewell Reef to Lizard Island we encountered a swarm of them!
The weather for this leg of our journey was sublime!
Perfect to score a quick dinner fishing on a Wonky Hole (although we nearly lost it to a huge cod).
Before snorkelling on the spectacular Jewell Reef, on the outer reef, north of Lizard.
We didn’t do a great deal of topwater fishing, but quickly scored a nice GT.
If you’re wanting to do a charter to visit this amazing location, check out Nomad Sportsfishing charters to Jewell Reef.
While traversing the area we encountered a pinnacle that was covered in huge amounts of juvenile green jobfish.
I have never seen anything like it in all my time fishing and swimming on the reef
There was literally thousands of them lighting up the sounder.
At one stage Evatt caught two on one of our Levitator jigs. One assist hook in each. The jobfish were fighting over them.
Although we of course were more interested in getting to the trout underneath them.
This proved difficult, due to the shear numbers of green Jobfish.
Watch the video to check out the action.
Princess Charlotte Bay trip.
To start from the beginning – Episode 1 – click here.
And to read the ships log of the journey (spoiler alert for coming episodes) click here.
Gear and Tackle used to catch Green Jobfish.
We have prepared a cheat sheet with >> Ryan’s favourite gear and tackle.
Although this gear is not specific to only green jobfish, it is what he uses to fish tropical north Australia for most species.
On this trip we used our own lures almost exclusively because after years of testing they have been found to be so effective.
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And the custom rod mentioned in the video was made by Ron Farren of Salty Dog custom rods.
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I hope you enjoyed our video on the green jobfish nursery and our trip from Jewell to Lizard Island.
Stay tuned for the next episode as we have an exciting encounter with a friendly creature from the deep.