Re: Chumming for GTs on Christmas Island

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Posted by jay schroeder on 2013-03-15 02:08:51 in reply to Re: Chumming for GTs on Christmas Island posted by Glenn on 2013-03-14 18:41:05

I loved the sight fishing the best by far. I lost a very nice one early in the trip because I failed to line set the hook hard enough most likely. If the tides are right Paris flats in the surf is special, both sight fishing and blind casting work. A spinner with a plug, single hooks, cast beyond the incoming wave( as in a long cast) will bring them in. Even a no hook plug yanked by the guide would be fun as sometimes 4-5 fish would be chasing it so you can cast your fly at them. A small odd place he took me to for a few hours at the lowest tide was clamshell flats. The fishing was insane with a yellowfin trevally (see pic),about 12 lbs, a lost striped trevally the same size on a coral head, a few 5-10 lb GT's, bluefins, and some misses by a pig(sigh). Why can't they swallow better? . At one point I had a pretty large bone on 8 wt and handed him the pole to shoot at a 25 lb GT which didn't work, only to go back to the bone which had a bunch of line out. Big bones there as well, compared to some spots where the little ones predominate. Needless to say, that's a spot worth hitting with him if possible. The guide named Eikes(?sp) can really fish great, I never had him though on the flats. I'm working on my wife to go back which means a lot of foot rubs. Once again, have a great trip.

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