Lagoon Explorer Video and Trip Report – Scott Gray

I had an epic 3 day charter with Nomad Sportfishing recently fishing the Ribbon Reefs. While the choice of fishing options were endless I chose to spend most of the trip fishing the shallow coral reefs and bommies with floating stickbaits and poppers. The Nomad Design floating riptide 155mm and dartwing 165mm stickbaits were standout lures in a range of patterns fished in the shallows. Each day we caught over 10 species of fish, mainly sight fishing with awesome surface strikes catching bluefin trevally, GTs, red bass, coral trout, job fish, Maori sea perch, wrasse, emperor, various cods and sweetlip just to name a few. I also lost some big GTs that managed to bust me off and I’ll definitely be back for those fish next time! On the last day we squeezed in a quick trolling session using a DTX minnow and I picked up a nice spanish mackerel. The guides were very professional, knew exactly where to find the fish and were definitely entertaining. The diversity of species we encountered was endless and it’s amazing how many different species of fish you can catch in just a few days! One of the great aspects of this 3 day trip is that I didn’t have to take a whole week off work to get away and enjoy this unique location. Richard the chef fed us like kings and I got to enjoy a 3 course dinner every night. Can’t wait to get back next time. Thanks for a great fishing experience!

Scott Gray

Lagoon Explorer, Feb 2018

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