I've been reading some posts relating to people catching Jack Kings while trolling for early season silvers out toward pony cove, etc., and not wanting to get caught up in semantics, I'm getting the impression that the fish being caught are not Jacks, but young feeders, as they are so far away from any home streams. I've always been of the understanding that Jacks are early returning sexually mature male kings. So how would one come upon a jack in July on the outskirts of Resurrection Bay when the Kings have already been hitting the shores for over a month?
Given the sorry state of the king runs statewide I would just make an appeal to whoever is reading this to release those so-called Jacks so that they may grow into larger and tastier mature kings.
I'm also not about telling people what to do, but I feel the need to open a discussion about this and see what others think and what they practice out on the water.