GT vr's Sambo

okkk from what i have heard GT fight like a sambo on steriods but from what i have seeen with some of the movies on this site im not 2 sure i recon a cloes call! and because i have only caught one species i wouldnt no! anyone tackled them both??? i sapose they both fight quite differant!

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I have caught both on 80lb

Tue, 2006-09-05 23:12

I have caught both on 80lb outfits. Close call but GT is ahead coz its alot more adrenalin pumped hits and fight, especially inclose to structure. And yes different type of fish completely in different type of environments. But if you put a sambo in shallow reef area.......

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Wed, 2006-09-06 10:55

Have caught big Sambos in shallow country at the Abrolhos and would have to say they fight harder and dirtier than GTs.

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Tough one

Wed, 2006-09-06 14:33

Pretty tough one to determine. I only just got my first gt this year up at Exxie and found him to be a bit of a knock over. Small sambo's still give a lot of stick all the way to the surface, but it is a depth vs shallow ground thing as well. From what I saw on the FWA show over the weekend when Ryan was fighting big GT busses they certainly looked like they could give more stick kilo for kilo. Would have loved to have got onto a big GT so I could speak more from personal experience.


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wouldnt have a clue.

Wed, 2006-09-06 14:50

huhuhuhu i havnt caught ne of those species... but by the looks of ryan on fwa...gts own. see the poppers they broke adam :P

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"Small sambo's still give a

Wed, 2006-09-06 22:20

"Small sambo's still give a lot of stick all the way to the surface"

I noticed on some of the jigging vids Adam that the big Sambos just seemed to 'float' up after the initial fight?? I thought that they should have been givin' you some stick even once they got closer to the boat.

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Nope. They start to float

Wed, 2006-09-06 22:40

Nope. They start to float after the 1st or 2nd run. Pi$$ weak after the first couple of runs on heavy gear, unless they reach 100lb and above, or if you fish real light/easy. Pretty much unstoppable when they want to run though; when they wanna go, they wanna go, but after that, if you're still connected, game over.

Amberjacks on the other hand... are stubborn buggers.

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I think that's where GT's

Wed, 2006-09-06 22:43

I think that's where GT's may have an upper hand on the Sambos. I haven't caught a GT but I've caught their cousin the Golden Trevally and they fought all the way to the boat which included several runs.

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