Tag Archives: Best Barra Lures

Feeder creek into Princess charlotte Bay

Blue Salmon Blues – Princess Charlotte Bay Episode 5

Episode 5 of our Princess Charlotte Bay trip we aptly named the Blue Salmon Blues (click here to start the series from the beginning). Fishing the first part of our trip was curtailed due to the fin fish closure. Despite the magic weather offshore, we were limited to targeting Fingermark and other permitted species. As luck…

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Sunset while camping at cape melville

Camping at Cape Melville

Camping at Cape Melville is one of our most treasured locations. Because it is so spectacular! The giant black rocks covering the hillsides, sloping down onto a stunning white beach is one of a kind. On this trip we headed back to the region as it has been some time (like a decade) since last…

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Huge GT caught in the creek

Fishing with mates

One of the joys of getting into the outdoors is fishing with mates. I was lucky enough to spend some time during winter with the best man at my wedding – Jeff (I call him Bo). We go way back. In fact it was with Bo that we caught probably the first barra on braid…

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Hinchinbrook barra session

3 hour barra session on my new lures

With all this wind we’ve been unable to go offshore so we headed to Hinchinbrook for a barra session. Hinchinbrook is an amazing barra fishery and where I caught my 2000th metre plus barra! The mud as it is only allows access to the boat ramp at certain times, so on this day we only…

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Fishing the Fitzroy for barramundi

Fishing the Fitzroy for Barramundi

Fishing the Fitzroy net free zones for Barramundi and King Threadfin is certainly a ton of fun! The addition of a net free zone in Rockhampton has protected fish stocks from netting and created a recreational anglers paradise. They are dubbing it the Barra Capital of Australia! We headed down to Rocky intending on Fishing…

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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…

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Coral trout

Catching reef fish with shallow diving barra lures

This year during the barramundi closure we decided to do an experiment – catching reef fish on barra lures. It was after the moon when the deeper reef fish often go quiet, so we decided to give the shallow flats a go. The weather was an absolute glass so sight fishing was the order of…

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Fishing for barra in Darwin

Fishing for barra in Darwin

I have been asked many times in recent years if fishing for Barra in Darwin is the same as on the east coast. In my experience, I have found them to have pretty much exactly the same habits everywhere. The only difference is you get a smaller window to have a crack at them aggregating…

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Metre plus barramundi on a handcrafted timber lure

Making timber lures that work

It’s one thing making timber lures, quite another to make ones that catch big fish. No-one knows this better than master lure craftsman Dave Killalea – now operating under the name Old Dog Lures. I have caught over 2000 massive metre plus barra in my time, many on a Dave Killalea lure. When making a…

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Best time of year to catch a barramundi

Best time of year for barramundi fishing

I wish I got a dollar every time someone asks, What is the best time of year for barramundi fishing?” Mostly from people who want to book a charter and come at the best time. Or also from anglers towing their boat long distances for a fishing holiday and want to maximise their chance of…

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