The clean fighting cousin of the GT, the jack crevalle (arguably the stronger) occasionally hang around the estuary mouth in hunting packs and can often be targeted visually, their surface smashes behind poppers create an instant adrenaline rush.
The average jack crevalle in the south pacific (Cuba, Florida, Florida Keys etc) for example, would weigh around 5 – 20 lbs whereas the fish of this monster-producing area yields constant catches of 30 – 100lbs. Cubera snapper are also prevalent during the winter months and the thought of hooking these monsters boggles the mind.
Tarpon around the Angolan coastline grow to monstrous proportions often weighing 150 – 300 lbs+ and although they prefer the warmer summer months, anglers often hook them up river in winter. These fish can often be selective and their hard jaw bone makes for very difficult hook-ups.
When targeting giant threadfin, jacks and snapper during the winter months we travel by boat on the river and around the estuary mouth, within a couple of kilometres from our lodging. Accommodation is comfortable with good food and cold beer. For more details, dates and cost please contact us.