Bumpies are found in tropical waters around coral bommies, fingers or any coral structures. They are wonderful characterful fish that are so wildly unpredictable. The time to catch these wonderful fish is when you see them tailing in larger pods. This is when they are feeding on the flats and around the coral. They are feeding on the coral itself and the little critters that live in the coral. Warning: strike hard and hold on tight! These fish are very powerful. Remember to keep your fingers well clear of their bolt cutting teeth.
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Fishing for Bumpies is done in the tropical waters and they can be caught in Providence and Farquhar Atolls in the Seychelles.
A 9ft 10 or even an 11 weight is your typical weapon of choice when taking on Bumpies. Your rod will need to be matched with a good quality large arbor saltwater reel. To fight a trigger you need to yield nothing and for that you need a strong rod. Give them an inch and they will take a mile.
Bumphead Parrot fish flies are very similar/the same as Triggerfish flies. They are typically crab imitations tied on very strong hooks. Bumpies have very strong jaws and can happily crunch a cheap hook.
Specializes in saltwater fishing and big game hunting.
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in Seychelles and Mexico's Yucatan fishing programs.