Tag Archives: Barra Fishing Tips

Ryan Moody has caught over 2000 massive metre plus barra and provides a ton of tips on his blog to help anglers land a massive metre plus saltwater barra for themselves. And for those that don’t have the time to work it out for themselves, he reveals it all in his online course Barra Basics. Click the link above for details.

Barra Fishing Tips: How Top Fishers Make Their Own Luck.

You want to catch more fish and you know that being in the right Territory with the right Techniques at the right Time is the way to do it. And even though my last post advised that you need to find where the fish aggregate and hold, here’s the truth. In the past when fish…

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Barra Fishing Tips: 3 key elements you MUST get right to catch barramundi

There are three key elements you must get right to catch more barramundi. Working it out however is not that easy! Let me explain. In my first year of uni I struck up friendship with my university lecturer Dr. Catherine Pickering. A botanist. I started working for her as a research assistant on alpine plants,…

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How to become a fish whisperer.

Barra Fishing Tips: How To Become A Fish Whisperer.

Have you heard the saying 20% of fishers catch 80% of the fish? I have and while I’m not sure on the exact stats (there probably aren’t any), I know from fishing for years that it certainly seems true. There are always a couple of guys on facebook, or in the local tackle shop competition,…

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Collecting bait at beach creek mouths

Barra Fishing Tips: Beach creek mouths for bait

Barra like their food moving. Because of this, thrashing the water to foam luring can be a very successful technique. But if you prefer to sit back and enjoy a coldie while fishing, live bait is going to be your best option. Yes you may have caught one on a strip bait once or twice,…

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Quick release cleat

How to catch barra; Anchor on the fish

Anchoring on the fish while live baiting for barramundi or other tropical species has never been easier than with these quick release clips. When live baiting, I like to anchor side on to fish holding locations, using bow and stern anchors. Not only can I fish four to five rods using this method, I can…

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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…

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Winter Barra Bait

Barra Fishing Tips: Winter barra bait

People tell me it is hard to catch barra in winter, and sometimes that is true. They certainly behave differently in winter than summer, and it can be downright frustrating to sit on a big aggregation and not get a single bite, no matter WHAT you throw at them. You might have even seen the…

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Lure upgrades for big barra

How to catch barramundi: Lure upgrades for big barra

Oils ain’t oils and lures ain’t lures… or so they reckon… I personally don’t think that colour is as important as many people make out. I prefer a lure with good light and dark contrast, a rolling lolling action, the right depth for my target aggregation and most importantly, a good set of hardware/hooks. The…

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Drag maintenance.

Sticky Drag, Empty bag!

While most people ask me questions about where I fish and when, very few quiz me on tackle maintenance and gear performance yet this is one of the biggest players in getting that fish to the boat. As a fishing charter operator, I simply cannot afford to have clients lose big fish for avoidable reasons. Big…

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Barry Frenzy

Barra Boofing Frenzy

A couple of days after cyclone Ita drowned north Queensland’s east coast, I decided to take the family out across the Hinchinbrook Channel for a sunset cruise. Those of you from north Queensland will know that sunsets are glorious after a cyclone and this afternoon was shaping up to be a good one. Of course…

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