THE Solomon Islands or “Sols” is an island nation consisting of six main islands with many other smaller islands. It’s located to the east of Papua New Guinea.
The Sols is well known for its WWII history and world class diving. But in recent years – and for good reason – the Sols has captured the attention of fishos and surfers.
After confirming my upcoming visit to the Sols I quickly got to researching the plethora of fishing opportunities. I was salivating at the prospect of casting topwater lures around the productive reef systems for big Spanish mackerel and trekking the freshwater streams for spot tail bass.
I was well prepared for this trip, already owning what others before me had advised to take and use, which largely consisted of medium to large topwater stickbaits and poppers and some lighter stuff for the smaller demersal species. Naturally, I also took a couple of baitcaster outfits and some shallow diving jerkbaits for the elusive spot tail bass.