rigging live mullet

Barra Fishing Tips; Rigging live mullet

When rigging live mullet it seems the most common way is to pin it through the back.

In my experience, rigging live mullet by pinning them in the middle of the back tends to drown the bait as they spin in the current.

I rig my livies differently depending on size and species, and in today’s video we give you a sneak peak inside our Barra Basics program, to a small clip of our “rigging live bait” demo video.

Live mullet are one of the best baits for barramundi and I have used them with success for over 30 years.

Watch the video to optimise your bait presentation when rigging live mullet for barra fishing.


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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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  • Dan

    Reply Reply August 29, 2020

    Your a legend.

  • Bob Kenny

    Reply Reply March 10, 2017

    Thank you for the knowledge.

  • Leigh Watson

    Reply Reply April 20, 2015

    Snell or single hook?
    Do you use any prawn lures? Prawnstar, zerek etc?

    • Ryan Moody

      Reply Reply April 30, 2015

      Hi Leigh, we use a single hook for rigging mullet as per the video. When the time is right I will use a prawn lure, zereks work well. My entire fishing strategies are contained in the barra basics ecourse http://www.barrabasics.com

  • Brian Dauth

    Reply Reply August 25, 2014

    G’day Ryan ,love ya site makes me jealous,just wondering what hooks you use on your live baits,thanks Brian

    • Ryan moody

      Reply Reply August 25, 2014

      Hi Brian, I use eagle claw kahle.

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