It is basically a solid chunk of muscle with a steep, blunt head, the thickest of shoulders and strong-muscled midsections, outsized, paddle-like pectoral and tail fins. This fish is a powerful swimmer, capable of handling the strong currents in deep water environments and the pounding swells along the edges of reefs.
The GT will eat just about any small fish they can find and it's even been known to eat juvenile turtles and dolphins. It's a smash and grab predator, which means that it rushes up on its prey and stuns or kills it with a body slam. It then wolfs down the prey in a single bite so its fellow marauding pack members won’t take it from him. GTs have been seen to attack and eat smaller members of its own species. Truly a fish with no scruples or manners!!
Due to their attack methods, there are many ways to catch a GT. The most favourite of most anglers is to use large cupped-faced poppers ripped across the surface. Many GTs will attack the bait at once and explode on the surface in an attempt to grab the fleeing baitfish imitation.
Flies, jigs, deep diving and even shallow lures all catch GTs and their smaller cousins. These beasts are just so strong and are true adversaries to test any angler’s skill and strength.