Slow pitch jigging for GTs is a super fun way to pass the time during the fin fish closure.
So I grabbed my good mate Benny and headed out last month for a ton of fun.
Conditions were GLASS and it didn’t take us long to get onto a good fish!
Check out our newest video slow pitch jigging for GT’s….
The coral reef fin fish closure is designed to protect species that mass spawn at certain times of the year.
This covers many bottom dwelling species such as
- Cods and groupers
- Coral Trout
- Parrot fish
- Surgeon fish
- Sweet lips
- Tropical snappers and sea perch
There are some exceptions and they can be found on the Fisheries website together with size limits and other regulations.
Slow Pitch Jigging for GT’s.
In a previous blog we covered the many ways one can fish for GT’s (short for Giant Trevally).
We included traditional methods including….
But we didn’t cover slow pitch jigging.
In comparison to traditional methods it is more “modern” and a very effective way to catch them.
Since the weather was glamour and the fin fish closure was on, I decided to take a run out with my mate Benny to see if we could clash with a big GT.
These fish are not called the GANGSTA of the ocean for nothing.
They pull like freight trains especially the larger specimens.
After tussling very gently with a golden trevally that took a bait jig, we managed a nice GT.
Giant Trevally can come in some seriously big models so you want to be prepared.
Rod: 20 lb Noeby Jig stick NBSJ631M (no longer available). Try a Salty Dog Custom rod instead.
Reel: Quantum smoke inshore 50
Line: Rovex 20lb Viros
Jig: Twitch Trout Treat 80g (currently unavailable). Use Levitator 80g instead.
So if you missed it the video of the day is at the top of this post (scroll up to the blue arrows).
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