Chasing Trevally off the East Coast

There are a multitude of Trevally species that lurk in our waterways, and we are lucky on the East Coast to have a fishery that sustains them.

From shallow creeks and estuaries to out amongst coral zombies offshore, these fish thrive and are renowned as hard-fighting sports fish.

We have brought you many Trevally stories over the years on Creek to Coast. From catching juvenile fish on light gear in the creeks of Far North Queensland, to watching Scotty wrestle 25kg+ models off Mackay and even further north to the magical Haggerston Island. All species have been accounted for. From the humble Bludger Trevally to the pretty tea leaf and Golden varietals…and of course, the brutes of the reef, the Giant Trevally.

Of recent years, Scott has fished with a few top notch guides for these awesome fish, but one particular memory that we caught on camera was a trip with Paul Dolan, out of Seaforth near Mackay.

Paul put Scott on to a beautiful big GT, caught on a Halco popper. When hunting GT’s, there are a few things when it comes to location that you can be looking for. First one, if there’s bait, you’re in with a shot. This is why you’ll normally find trivially patrolling reef edges and bombies. Bait will congregate at these spots as it provides shelter for them. But the trivially also know this. Current is also a piece of the trivially pie that you can be on the lookout for.

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