My dad caught this Jack the day after mine:
He caught it on 17# test line with a medium action carriot stix with a baitcaster. Took him almost 2 hours to land with that medium action rod
I do believe mine was bigger though!
He also caught this cobia the day before I caught my Jack:
He caught it with a extra heavy carrot stick with 20-30# braid and a baitcaster. Still took him about 10 mins with the heavy setup. We didn't keep him though (we should have!
We didn't get to fish a whole lot on our trip but the time we got to fish was well worth it! We're hoping to come back down next month to go out with my brother that will be taking some time off from the navy for some kings (which is what we were trying to catch). Hope we get to! We both had a time or two where we missed what could have been kings though.