GT popping is not familiar to our fishermen in the U.S., but it is believed that more fishermen participate in GT fishing than marlin fishing throughout the world now. When you go to new fishing areas, it is not uncommon you get disappointed as you expect too much, However this Fiji trip indeed exceed my expectation. The Makaira by the Sea lodge is not luxurious, but it is well maintained with panoramic view. Most of all, Roberta, the owner of the lodge, has a great knowledge of fishing and understand what fishermen need. She and her staffs are so friendly and eager to accommodate us, I felt like to stay friend’s house. I even played vallyball with them. ? My success of this trip is attributed to Capt John’s knowledge and ability to find fish along with so many abundant GT grounds.. Capt John was a well known big game captain in Kona, Hawaii for 30 years before he moved to Tavenui, Fiji. It seems he is obsessed with hunting big GT. It is amazing he explored so many areas in search of GT in such a short period time. You got to love ever smiling deckhand Baba. With John’s hard work to find fish for us and Baba’s great attitude, we had wonderful time fishing with them, blessed with fine weather for our entire staying. Thanks Randy, I wouldn't have considered to go back to Fiji whithout your recommendation.