Spot on Couta1 - fish caught at Salmon Bay in South Africa
Took me about about 1.5 hours to land on my Yak - Stealth supalite X (the X is for the bigger(fatter) Guy!). I will be based in Brisbane from the 7 May and would like to get as much info on where I can catch similar or bigger fish! I have heard there are some REAL big GT's swimming around in Queensland!
I use shimano Beast Master boat rods 15.9 kg line on shimano 20/40 TLD's, I know this tackle sound a bit heavy for a yak, but you need stopping power for GT's
I have attched pictures of my ski in action with a big tuna on the line and the end result of a 40 minute fight with the yellow fin. The front rod is my live bait jigging rod - caught the tuna on a live chub mackerel - the bait was in the water for about 30 seconds - right place right time. Tuna - 23.5 kg's
Wow...that is some awesome work. If your chasing big GT's there are plenty of them north of brissy, maybe from (bundaberg/gladstone) they start to be found a bit more prevalently inshore and then of course they persist all the way up north. Check the thread "NOW THIS IS A TREVALLY".