Sounds serious Gary. All the best for you and your family.
try the gibbs minnow lure, or those Canadian tire minnow lures, come in a 2 pack. I find blue works the best. Feathers/sabiki are good but you can cast a lot further with a lure.What's the best rig for catching mackerel from shore? I've got a 5 hook rig from Canadian Tire but I've had no luck with it. I've also tried a black/silver, a black/green and a black/pink mackerel rig from bass pro. I have had no luck. Others have caught mackerel at the place I am. I think my technique is the same but I'd love to hear suggestions on the best way to catch some mackerel. Tides are right for me this week.