How to Catch Giant Trevally
Rigs and Techniques
A good spinning rod and overhead reel with 20-40kg braid and up to 60kg mono leader is a good choice. The weight of the gear you use can vary, but the best advice is to not underestimate this fierce fighting fish- you don’t want a 40kg monster to break you off.
Picking the right spot is the key to a good giant trevally session; you want to look for shallow reef areas with large pockets of disturbed water and baitfish if they are around. However, some of the biggest fish are found in deeper water or around jetties. The best time to fish is at high tides or when the tide is coming or going and creating some current.
Some of the best giant trevally fishing is done using poppers and a ‘rip and sit’ slow retrieval that will create a big splash and then allow the rear of the popper to sink for a moment before continuing. Other techniques include minnow lures, leadhead jigs and live bait rigs.
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