Fishing up here is on the reef is not only exciting but the scenery is also spectacular. We passed many coral cays and fringing reefs on the run to fish a reef quite wide on a dropping tide. As we waited for the turn, Atomic Seekers up to half ounce and Plazos in the 4 inch Prong were cast at the deeper areas just off the reef edge and accounted for coral trout and a variety of other reef species. The Samurai Reaction 532 proved their worth as a perfect outfit for this sort of fishing. We also lost a few bigger fish on baits rigged on Gamakatsu Octopus Circles and O’Shaughnessy hooks.
As the tide started the lower half of its run, we moved to an edge where water was cascading off the reef bringing smaller fish with it out into deeper water where GTs were waiting for any silly enough to get too far from cover. Using larger prototype poppers from the Atomic range combined with polarised sunglasses like the HD Makos, we were able to spot fish working along the reef and cast to them with pinpoint accuracy, well, depending on the caster! In the slightly milky conditions the copper lens with the blue mirror was particularly effective and more natural colours in the lures were best.
The day ended closer to home where we bait fished with the setting sun as a backdrop with the highlight being the banter between friends about the days fishing.