Author Archives: Karen Rudkin

Coral trout underwater

Best fishing rig for coral trout

When bottom bashing over heavy structure, the best fishing rig for coral trout in my opinion is a free running rig. What fishing rig to use in different applications is super important and something few people get right. Mostly because what happens under the water in different conditions has never been explained. For example, when…

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What sounder should I buy.

What sounder should I buy?

Over all our social media channels, email and messages, we probably get asked, “What sounder should I buy?” about 10-15 times a day. MYTH BUSTER… Funnily enough, that question in itself is not that helpful when looking for a new sounder/fish finder. Ask instead, “What transducer will suit me best?” I am amazed at the…

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drink like a fish

Do you drink like a fish?

Last week I was digging through my old marine biology papers, and found one I wrote many years ago titled… “Osmoregulation in euryhaline teleost fishes with emphasis on the role of chloride cells.” Now that sounds really boring… But I think it’s actually pretty interesting and here’s a bit of fish trivia for you. Did…

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red tide algal boom is not coral spawn

Trichodesmium blooms are often confused with coral spawn.

Seasoned anglers at one stage or other, will probably have encountered a grey, red, or brown slick on the ocean surface, usually assumed to be coral spawn. Chances are the culprit is actually a naturally occurring algal bloom called Trichodesmium. Trichodesmium is often present in the water column of tropical ocean waters, especially during the warmer…

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Barra Fishing Tips: 3 key elements you MUST get right to catch barramundi

There are three key elements you must get right to catch more barramundi. Working it out however is not that easy! Let me explain. In my first year of uni I struck up friendship with my university lecturer Dr. Catherine Pickering. A botanist. I started working for her as a research assistant on alpine plants,…

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How to become a fish whisperer.

Barra Fishing Tips: How To Become A Fish Whisperer.

Have you heard the saying 20% of fishers catch 80% of the fish? I have and while I’m not sure on the exact stats (there probably aren’t any), I know from fishing for years that it certainly seems true. There are always a couple of guys on facebook, or in the local tackle shop competition,…

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Ryan looking at sounder

Ryan’s secret when using a sounder to find fish.

I this blog I demonstrate Ryan’s little secret when using a sounder to find fish. Because sounder skills are the secret to Ryan’s extraordinary success with trophy fish! Actually I (his wife) am totally taking the piss at his annoying habit of stopping the boat and spinning around 50 times every time we are trying…

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Catching Big Barra | Fishing action #6

Ryan Moody is the master of catching Big Barra as he has caught more metre plus saltwater barramundi than anyone on the planet. Big barra 6 is our latest installment in the Ryan Moody Big Barramundi series shot in 2013 and showcasing some of the highlights of Hooked on Hinchinbrook charters – demonstrating how fabulous…

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