08 Sep – Scott Reef

08 September 2018

We have just completed another great trip to Scott Reef where as usual the weather was perfect with the wind hardly getting over 10knts all week. Emanual, Nick & Peter (known as the 3 amigo’s) and Rick were back for their 3rd trip and Roy and Simon joined us for their first time. These guys do a fishing trip every year generally to a new destination each time but there is something about Scott Reef that keeps you wanting to come back for more.

The Dogtooth were on the bite, the best fish were caught on the troll during the late afternoon. It was good to see large numbers of smaller Dogtooth around, this is a good sign for fishing over the next few years. We did try to put down some big baits to attract the larger Doggies that generally hang a bit deeper but the sharks made short work out of these. Nick landed the biggest Dogtooth estimated at over 30kg.

The Sailfish proved a bit harder to find this trip but when we did it all happened. We wont mention how many were missed but it was great to see Peter, Roy and Simon all catch their first Sailfish. Everyone in the group caught a few over a couple of sessions targeting them so then the attention turned to GT’s.

It is hard work popping in these warm (hot!!!) conditions but when you get hit by a GT freight train the adrenalin takes over and gives you that extra energy to keep going. The guys landed some great GT’s with an average short length of 90cm to 1mt and had many a bust offs from some much bigger. Emanual landed the best GT with a short length of 110cm. It was hard to call champion angler in the group with everyone landing a number of special fish but Simon being from Fiji was happy to be the best Barracuda catcher.

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