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    Posted: 01 Feb 2018 at 10:47pm
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Have trip to Aitutaki planned later in the year and keen to do some fishing for GT- appreciate any recommendations on who to book a trip with
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Mike Tekota on Blackpearl charters
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Itu Davey of E2s Way
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#2 for Mike and Black Pearl - fished with him multiple times over the years - well set-up, good gear and a great guy.
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Mike and Mere at Black Pearl are brilliant operators for GT's casting topwater onto the outer reef.

Etu Davey and his team are also excellent.

I have fished with them both on numerous occasions, top people and very knowledgeable. 
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I'm heading to raro in April, no chance of getting to Aitutaki unfortunately. In 2018 are there any operators open to jigging and topwater yet?
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Thanks for the feedback guys- you given me a great starting point - cheers
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Awesome land-base fishing, both inside the Lagoon and fishing from the outer reef. Just follow you nose and fish where the swell is flat, Be careful of the current on out going,

Fishing heavy drag, GT will bite at you feet

Here is couple links of what we produced in 4-5 days fishing.

https://vimeo.com/232600572

https://www.justanotherfisherman.co.nz/blogs/blog/grip-grin
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Great video and link - thanks for posting. Makes me want to be there now
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Great fishing by the Style crew Thumbs Up But do be aware that it is quite common not to have any ledges fishable. A big ocean swell is normal and will wrap right around the island. Any of those ledges are extremely dangerous if the swell is up. 

There are some safe ledges inside the lagoon that will produce GT's. Also try the sand channels in the middle of the night. Some serious GT carnage goes on there when people are sleeping.
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Here's a vid I did with Mike when we were up there...

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thats a great video of the GT. thanks for posting
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Try n respect the corals to, especially when walking out to the edge
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A mate and I fished with Itu Davey last month whilst over there on a fly fishing mission. We landed four GT's and Itu has a SERIOUS blue water fishing boat with plenty of casting space for 2-3 anglers. 
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I've fished with Mike and Itu, can happily recommend both.

Itu has a more rounded knowledge of the place, so if you want to target bonefish as well, go with Itu.  Mike is more of an offshore guy.  If you're just after GTs, both are great.
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And a tip, upgrade your hooks.  I found out the hard way and straightened a few trebles on some good fish.  Go good quality 4x hooks or "tropical strength". Just remember to set the hook well because of the larger gauge.  Thumbs Up
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Owner st-76 are the business­čĺ¬
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I was just using St-76's in Oman and missed a lot of hookups, I could tell I was striking hard enough because the points of the hooks were bending, The guide changed me over to some lighter gauge hooks(no idea what they were) from one of his lures and I landed a 20kg fish, pretty frustrating when the fishing was extremely slow for the time that we were there and I missed 6 or 7 fish on the last day 2 of which the guide called for easily 35+kg
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I've had similar issues 'points bending' with Gamakatsu gt recorders.
Yes must have been frustrating missing when so few opportunities present them selves for such magnificent fish '35kg+'
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I never had any st 76 bends. I also not striking so violently as you saw on many videos about GT fishing. Some guys strike up to 5 times. What for?
A big GT take a popper or stick bait with such a speed you hardly need to strike as the heavy drag will set the hooks .
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Sometimes it works like that but its not always true, at least not in my experience wit them. Big GT's have very strong jaws, they can easily bite down hard on a big topwater lure, pull line off a locked drag without the hooks ever really going in... the multiple strikes are attempts to dislodge the lure from the jaws and get the hooks to grab
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