8 May 2015

Latest Trophy Catch

Angler Marc from the USA spend a couple of days GT Popping with us aboard Bite Me Too hoping to land his first ever GT. After a few smaller to mid-sized fish his Cubera got monstered...

Marc reports:
"That last day turned out to be the most rewarding fishing experience I've had.   
Steady rain.  Heavy at times, but a pleasant temperature.  Relatively calm.  High Tide.  Conditions were perfect.  Third cast of the trip, three rips of the popper and all I see is a giant gray shadow come out of the water totally engulfing the popper.  The fight was on as the fish struck at the end of a very long cast.  Drag screaming.  Sikeli was an amazing captain, immediately maneuvering the boat away from the reef as I did battle.  I 've caught plenty of big fish, but none with the brute strength of a GT.  Unbelievable.  The drag of my Stella 18,000 was locked all the way and the fish was still able to take line with ease."
The GT Short Length measured a whopping 132cm (52 inches) and was caught on a Heru El-Toro.
The fish was released unharmed although the popper took a bit of a beating !