On our way back from Rockhampton last month we decided to try for some Proserpine Dam Barramundi.
Prossie Dam is notorious for big barra and where we filmed most of our Impoundment Module for Barra Basics.
Back then, Karen had to jump in to untangle a big 120 cm fish from the weeds.
And in that same blog we talk to Lindsay Dobe the local guide and get his insights into impoundment barra techniques.
And yet again, chasing Proserpine Dam Barra – we got smashed!
But not before I lost my sh^% (temper) jumping off the first four big Proserpine Dam barramundi at the boat.
Fishing Proserpine Dam.
One of the most special moments fishing for Proserpine Dam Barra was the sunset!
Even though we didn’t manage to nail a “tailer” on the first afternoon (sight casting a fish tailing and feeding), the peace and serenity were palpable.
We were treated to an amazing cloud formation and even after dark we didn’t want to leave.
Chasing tailing fish is certainly a challenge and with only a few hours of daylight, we didn’t manage one.
Although we saw plenty and had every opportunity.
If you don’t know what all the fuss is about catching Prossie Dam Barra topwater, check out this video by Matty Scholz from Pelagic Pursuit.
It’s an absolute eye opener. Watching the eyes come up under the lure is an amazing piece of camerawork.
Using conventional methods.
Next day we opted for conventional methods and lost 4 good fish before my luck changed.
The session topped out with over 20 bites and seven fish to the boat, all in the one spot.
Not in the trees either as I prefer to fish out of the box and in open water.
In my view it maximises your chances to get fish to the boat. Once you get to know the areas they hold it becomes quite easy to find them.
The most popular lure during our day chasing Proserpine Dam Barramundi was a trial lure from Jarvis Walker.
One of the fish we landed was only because I was watching the side scan.
I saw the fish higher in the water and lifted my rod tip to present the lure accordingly.
If you’re not paying close attention to your marine electronics while fishing you are leaving fish behind.
I explain different techniques for searching, assessing and observing spots in my Sounder Skills 2 online course.
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I hope you enjoyed the video of our day fishing Proserpine Dam for Barra.
Of course the best way to get onto good fish is to learn to really use your fish finder.
We have two courses, Sounder Skills 1 and 2 and you can find more info on them here >> Sounder/Fish Finder courses.
In addition, our Barra Basics course shows you exactly how to target them in the fresh and saltwater.
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