Category Archives: Fingermark or Golden Snapper

Fishing headlands in winter

Fishing headlands in winter

Fishing Headlands in winter can be very rewarding and can sometimes yield unusual catches. In this episode Ryan fishes with his mates Bo and Sharkey. They hit the water over two half days fishing around the headlands of Hinchinbrook. Fishing headlands in Winter   Ryan Moody Fishing lures To purchase the lures used in this…

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Golden snapper are great eating and a fantastic sportsfish

Golden Snapper as a Barra alternative.

Golden Snapper (Fingermark bream) can be caught year round across northern Australia. Hence they provide a top fishing target during the Queensland barramundi closure. They are a top grade food fish and the larger specimens fight hard! Chasing Fingermark at Hinchinbrook Hinchinbrook is an amazingly scenic fishing destination. Some have described it as Jurassic Park…

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Anchoring on a fingermark school can yield good catches of this beautiful fish

Anchoring on a Fingermark school accidentally

While the wife planned a no fishing boat trip, I accidentally anchored on a Fingermark school. And all hell broke loose as I jigged up four from four. Although as you’ll see in the video, perhaps it wasn’t so “accidental”. Golden Snapper or Fingermark are a delicious food fish and great sportsfish to boot. When traversing…

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How to catch fingermark offshore at night

Catching fingermark offshore at night

Fingermark have a predatory and foraging habit and their movements can be predicted. Catching Fingermark offshore at night, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, is not as hard as it seems. I love fingermark! (also known as Golden Snapper) They are a top grade food fish and impressive sports fish. In the barramundi closed season…

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Catching big fingermark on the headlands with lures

Trolling for fingermark on headlands

On the best ways to catch fingermark or golden snapper is trolling around headlands. Way back when we were creating our Wonky Holes course we traveled to Cooktown for some filming. On this particular day it was rather windy (typical Cooktown weather) so we ran along the coast looking for likely Fingermark country. Fingermark can…

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Golden snapper fingermark bream caught in shallow water

Fishing for Golden Snapper or Fingermark Bream

Fingermark or Golden Snapper are a premium table fish and highly prized among north Australian fishing community for their looks, taste and fighting ability. A member of the Lutjanidae family, Lutjanus johnii are known around Australia by several names, golden snapper, fingermark bream, John’s snapper, big-scale red, goldy’s and spotted scale sea perch among a…

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