The ‘Island of Pain’ offers a huge amount of opportunities for huge GTs, Sharks and even Marlin and Sailfish. Most of the time we will be jigging the shallow waters on the big continental shelf which reaches more than 60km out into the ocean.
There are two different ways of jigging in Mitsio. First, when hunting of the big Bonito schools and dropping the jigs right into them. Second, when jigging on specific underwater structures using sonar. Both techniques are really productive and will produce a lot of fish.
We normally use light jigs up to 250g and PE 4-6 jigging rods with 50-60lbs line. Easy jigging in shallow water.
The best time for popper fishing for GT is in March and April. When the water temperatures are low, these fish start hunting in the shallow areas and will slam poppers from the surface.
Anglers will need strong popper rods up to PE 8 and 80lbs braid on the reels or fish will be lost in the reef.
While jigging the hot spots we often use livebait rods and baitfish for catching big Shark, Kingfish or Giant Trevally and Groupers.