One of the joys of cruising the barrier reef is exploring remote areas for Golden Snapper.
When exploring remote areas for Golden Snapper (or any inshore eating fish) I make use of all the tools at my disposal.
Most specifically, mastery of your sounder.
Many anglers struggle to find fish with their fish finder, as they make some critical errors.
We cover the most common in our course Sounder Skills 1 (only $20 AUD at the moment).
Even anglers that have been fishing for years, don’t realise they too are making these simple mistakes.
These mistakes can impact your ability to see even good fish.
The big ones are boat speed, scroll speed (the speed the picture moves across your display), range and depth.
How these factors interact can enhance your ability to see fish, or eliminate it entirely.
Then there’s a little trick I like to call cross-referencing. I explain it my free Big Picture training. Basically it means using more than one “mode” (e.g. downscan, sidescan, 2D) on your unit to see more of the big picture.
When travelling long distances to go exploring remote areas for Golden Snapper and other choice table fish, you don’t want to miss any opportunities.
It’s simply too expensive these days!
With the price of fuel, you just can’t afford to drive over good fish.
Once you attain mastery over your sounder, you can catch good fish pretty much anywhere.
TARGET SPECIFIC FISH AND CATCH ONLY THAT!
Is it possible to target a specific species of fish?
Or do you just drop in a line and hope for the best?
See for yourself as we go exploring remote areas for Golden Snapper.
SMASHING THE GOLDIES – FIRST FISH OF 2023 AND… HE CALLED IT!
I hope you enjoyed Episode 15 of our Northern Safari series – Exploring remote areas for Golden Snapper/Fingermark. Missed an episode? – simply click here to bounce back to the beginning.
New episodes drop each Thursday so stay tuned… And while you’re here, why not take a look at some of our other tips and fishing action videos below.