The Baiting Game at Gigantica
After going through the dreaded draw for swims at the start of the week, Sam Jones managed to pull number three out of nine and got into the famous Alcatraz swim on Gigantica. He settled for two spots – one long at 108 yards to a clear spot, and another to his left, at 88 yards to a hump. He spombed 5kg of Krill to the short spot for one rod and would sort the others when he had more time. Sunday morning arrived and he got off the mark with a 22lb common. However, he found the crayfish to be really active and so decided to put 10kg of Krill and 5kg of maize on the longer spot. The following morning two upper 30s in quick succession told him that he was on the right track. After dinner that day he decided to put all three rods on the long spot as the short spot wasn’t doing much and on Tuesday morning, after losing a fish, he managed to land the biggest of the trip – a 54lb mirror called Clarkey’s at its new top weight too! It was clear that the fish were coming in for the bait, so he continued the pattern throughout the rest of the week baiting with 10kg of boilies and 5kg of maize at a time, and the action continued with a few stockies and some of the larger ones to just below 40lb. By the end Sam had managed 14 bites with 13 landed – the biggest being the 54lb, with all coming on the Krill Tough Ones topped with White Chocolate pop ups.
FRANCE: GIGANTICA Hard work equals reward for Sam at Gigantica