Proserpine Dam Barramundi

Smashed by Proserpine Dam Barramundi

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 Proserpine Dam Barra

Hows the serenity on Prossie Dam?

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.

Best lure catching Proserpine Dam Barramundi

Best lure of the day while fishing for Proserpine Dam Barramundi. . After we lost it a weighted surface lure was a good replacement. Once they go on the market we might have to put some links on our shop.

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.

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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.

Here are a few more free resources you may find helpful and entertaining.




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About The Author

Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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