Video: Chasing “Cajun GTs” in the Surf

Written by: Nick Vlahos

Here is a quick video and some shots from a recent trip to a South Louisiana beach where we chased crevalle jacks—a.k.a Cajun GTs—on foot. The action was fast and furious, and the largest Jack was around 30-pounds. We had the best luck with a pattern called the Sandbar Mullet (which Orvis will be selling next year). As you’ll see in the photos below, there were onther fish cruising the surf, but we weren’t geared up for those bad boys.

Nick Vlahos runs Sandbar Flies. and is a new Orvis signature tier for 2016.


Paul Frischhertz with an average-size jack.
Photos by Paul Frischhertz

It was cool to spot the jacks in the waves and then try to get a fly in front of them.

The blacktip sharks were a sign not to make a cast.

2 thoughts on “Video: Chasing “Cajun GTs” in the Surf”

  1. one of the most underrated saltwater flyrod quarries. Never found them to be very selective but you need a fly you can get to the fish fast with minimal false casting.

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