Stick-baits can be very effective in the Andaman Islands, they make all the difference on a day when the fishing is slow or fish are reluctant in taking poppers. We see most clients carry them, but they also use trebles that are far too large for these lures. Heavy trebles kill the action totally and one might as well reel in a stick with hooks on it. What works very well on stick-baits are the Decoy Sergeant Jigging hooks, since they are relatively light compared to trebles and don't interfere with the action of the lure.
A good trip overall, but the large GT evaded us this time. What would drastically change conditions for the better would be some rain, which is what happened the following week. More reports to follow soon as we head out after GT and Doggies with more groups this season.
Darran & Akshay.