Also known as the “Gangsters of the Flats“, giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis) are big, aggressive, and have a certain lack of concern when hunting their prey.
Giant trevally are found around reefs in the warmer waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, from Africa in the East to the Hawaiian Islands in the West, and from Australia in the South to as far north as Japan. It’s known to venture into shallow bays, lagoons and estuaries as well.
The Seychelles, Christmas Island, Farquhar Atoll, Cosmoledo Atoll, and Astove are often the first places that anglers think of when GT’s come to mind. Christmas Island fishing guides are one of the most affordable giant trevally destinations for those anglers wanting a good shot at a GT, without stroking a “Seychelles” sized check.