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Hunting, shooting, fishing for Giant trevally

Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

As of recent, people are after all sorts of saltwater game fish that they had never heard about until a few months ago, or a few social-media-photos ago.

Those that go for trevally however, know all about the important fish they are going after and the adventure stories created out in the Pacific Ocean so often passed down from one generation to another.

Commercially trevally are very important to Asian, Australian, African and South Pacific seafood markets, their ability to reproduce and grow up to 80 kg an asset not only to saltwater anglers.

Healthy populations of Giant Trevally are found as far east in the Pacific as Hawaii and are not seen west of the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.

Giant Trevally respond well to lures and live bait but get ornery and aggressive on popper action. Poppers imitate a wounded fish, splashing and loudly in distress on a surface level above the scouting schools or individual trevally.

Seeking baitfish, crustaceans and a variety of local food sources depending on its habitat, Giant Trevally are often positioned near atolls or reefs full and buzzing with life- perfect spots to try out on your next trip for trevally!

Basic Info

Scientific name: Caranx ignobilis

Size: about 160 cm

Weight: max. published 80 kg

Lifespan: 24 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Continent(s): Tropical waters of Indo-Pacific from South Africa to Hawaii in the east, including Japan in the north and Australia in the south