Giant Trevally fishing

Distributed throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region, the Giant Trevally - also known as GT - (Caranx ignobilis) is the most wanted species for popping lovers. They can be 1,70 cm long and reach up to 80 kg (175 lb)!

Giant Trevally live in shallow bays and lagoons, although the adults also love deeper reefs, offshore atolls and large embayments. They're caught trolling, live bait fishing, jigging, fly fishing, but the most exciting way to catch them is popping.

Giant Trevally fishing

Top Giant Trevally Fishing destinations

Distributed throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region, the Giant Trevally live in shallow waters, although the adults also love deeper reefs, offshore atolls and large embayments. The best Giant Trevally fishing destinations are Sudan in the Red Sea, Oman, the Maldives, Seychelles (Farquhar Atoll), Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka and New South Wales in Australia.

How to fish for Giant Trevally

Probably the most exciting techique to catch Giant Trevally is popping and spinning other top water lures close to the shore.

Casting large poppers and stick-baits in shallow areas, close to reefs, the best way to entice a GT to strike is the pop and pause technique. Pull the rod and then pause as you wind up a slack, popping 3-4 times and then pause works too. The important thing to try the get the attention of the GT's is to work the lures with a lot of action and to mix it up (slow, fast, pauses...)

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Best Giant Trevally Fishing Charters

Muda Hunter

4 30,00 ft

Meemu Atoll, Maldives ()

From 575,68

Emeraude III

5 32,81 ft

Antsiranana, Madagascar (MG)

From 730,00

Ti Yann

4 26,25 ft

Nosy Be, Madagascar (MG)

From 470,00

Zizal

12 39,00 ft

Dubai Harbor, Dubai (UAE)

From 378,77

Reel Escape

4 19,69 ft

Port Douglas, Queensland (AUS)

From 78,92

COBIA

6 27,00 ft

Nungwi Port, Zanzibar (TZ)

From 575,68

Aquila

20 53,00 ft

Cap Malheureux, Mauritius (MAU)

From 575,46

Gwen

4 26,25 ft

Nosy Be, Madagascar (MG)

From 470,00

Flipper 7

10 45,93 ft

Black River, Mauritius (MAU)

From 500,00
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