Crazy SAILFISH fight on light tackle

Capt. Blair hooks up to an awesome sailfish off of Stuart, Florida with Sam Heaton from Johnson Outdoors.


7’9″ Flats Blue Inshore Rod
4000 Wright & McGill Sabalos
15lb FINS XS braid
7’6″ Flats Blue Offshore spinning rod
6000 Wright & McGill Sabalos
30lb FINS Extra Smooth braid
60lb SEAGUAR flourocarbon
4/0 Lazer Trokar circle hooks


Big Giant Trevally on New Tuff Tackle 8000GT Brawn, Crazy Tail Twisted Leaders!! A big GT (Giant Trevally) to Darryl on our way home on our Recent Mothershipping charter with Centurion in this fishing video. An awesome GT, approx 25 kg’s and 1.15 metres in length which was caught on a new Brawn Tuff tackle 8000GT Rod/Reel Combo, with 80lb Braid, a 150lb Crazy tail twisted leader, and a River 2 Sea, Rover 230 stickbait. An excellant GT combo which I swear by and have caught some excellant fish on. This Stickbait is an old favourite now with barely and paint left on it, and will be a sad day when I lose this Stickbait. It pays to try something different and on a slow day around the islands with no luck trolling lures we decided to work some poppers and stickbaits and caught this big GT. Show it pays to spice things up.
GT fishing becomes addictive and the results are worth all the hard work, it was also quite rough in the background which makes the catch even more special. This Big GT was quickly photographed and released well. Please release all GT’s as they’re not great for eating and too good to catch only once. Mackay islands and reefs have a healthy population of GT’s and well worth a go. Check out the new Tuff Tackle Brawn 8000 GT reel, unreel bit of gear and I highly recommend one, We caught some great fish on these reels and the older Diablo series, but these new Brawns look and feel even better.
To get into some of the best Red emperor and Giant trevally fishing on the Great Barrier Reef, make sure you check out our long range Mothershipping charters to some remote untouched Red emperor fishing some 200 kilometres offshore, It Just doesn’t get any better. With only limited spots and limited trips, it Pays to book early.
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Cheers Greg
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Try fishing Paternoster Rig with Soft Plastics, fishing tips!! The Paternoster rig is an excellant fishing rig, but try using soft plastics instead of bait, next time out fishing, top fishing tip. In this fishing video, We were on a reef fishing trip recently on the Great Barrier reef, when we made a “No bait rule”. The fishing was incredible and we filled the esky by 7am and we still kept catching fish all day. We’ll use the Paternoster rig in about 50 metres of water with great success using bait, but this day gave us the opportunity to experiment a bit with soft plastics and octo jigs.
Make sure you check out our how to tie an easy Paternoster rig video, and then try and use them with Paternoster. They worked well and Jamie got some great fish on them, and I’ll be giving it a go in the future on our upcoming mothershipping trip.
Basically just tie a normal paternoster rig, still put the sinker on the bottom, and instead of bait for a soft plastic on your hooks. I would recommend the Berkley gulp soft plastics as the fish readily take these scent impregnated soft plastics and will hook themselves. Jamie was using circle hooks which was interesting as the reef fish were hooking themselves, and best of all in the corner of the mouth, which makes releasing unwanted fish easier. Jamie caught a big Red Emperor on a soft plastic grub, but if you watch the video closely, Jamie was fighting a good fish, when he unfortunately lost it, then Incredibly another good Red Emperor (the one landed) jumped on the other soft plastic, pretty amazing stuff, and show’s how good the plastics can be. I’ve got some Berkley grubs which I think will be perfect use use. We also got some nice Spangled emperor and Largemouth Nannygai on the Paternoster rigs using soft plastics. The motion of the boat is enough to keep the plastics moving nicely though the water. On numerous occasions, we’ve caught fish just leaving in the rod holder it’s that easy. So next time you’re out fishing give it a go,
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Cheers Greg
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Addictive Fishing : Boca Blitz (NEW EPISODE) – Grouper, Kingfish & Permit in Boca Grande Pass

Capt. Blair heads south to Boca Grande Pass, Florida to fish for tarpon and catches grouper, kingfish and permit with Capt. Tadd Vandemark.

7’6″ & 7′ Blair Wiggins Flats Blue Offshore Spinning Rods
Wright & McGill 7000 Series Sabalos reels
20lb FINS Windtamer & XS
50lb Seaguar fluorocarbon leader
6/0 Lazer Sharp circle hook

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