Tag Archives: Catching BIG Barramundi

Custom made fishing lures

Custom made fishing lures | Dave Killalea

Master fishing lure craftsman Dave Killalea’s favourite pastime is designing and creating custom made fishing lures for a particular purpose. And I’m not talking about a lure for barra or jacks etc. I’m talking about something much more specific than that! By “custom fishing lure” I mean for example; a 6 inch hard bodied lure…

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fishing with live bait using circle hooks

Live baiting for barramundi using circle hooks

The advantage of using circle hooks when live baiting for barramundi, threadys or fingemark over your traditional J hook or suicide hook, is more often than not the fish is hooked in the corner of the mouth. If your intention is to release the fish, circle hooks or half circle hooks like the Eagle Claw…

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Barra fishing charter destinations

Why Hinchinbrook Island is the perfect destination for barra fishing charters

Many people agree that Hinchinbrook is the perfect destination for Barramundi fishing charters. And being one of the guides that operate here, I’m certainly not going to argue! I have been running barra fishing charters for nearly 3 decades with many of those years in the Townsville to Burdekin region and I moved up to…

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safe and accurate lure casting with a spinning reel

Safe and accurate way of casting a lure with a spinning reel

Casting a lure with a spinning reel in a boat full of other lure casters can be a dangerous occupation. Over the years I’ve noticed that those casting to the side are most likely to hook their fellow fishermen, and/or land their lure slightly wide of the mark. Obviously when there is only one or…

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Ryan Moody Catching Big Barramundi video series #11

Every now and again we put together a series of catching barramundi action from the previous few months on fishing charter with Ryan Moody – as we edge ever closer to the 2000 barra over a metre mark. This installment is Big Barra 11 and we hope you like it. We think it is our…

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Garmin CHIRP sonar technology

How does CHIRP sonar technology work?

As some of you may know, I recently switched to Garmin sonar electronics for my barra boat, one of the main reasons being I wanted to run CHIRP sonar technology and Garmin are leaders in the field. Other manufacturers are also taking advantage of CHIRP and I have no doubt they will be good products…

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Old Dog barra lures

In search of the perfect barra lure.

Is there such a thing as the perfect barra lure? My old mate Dave Killalea likes to think so, and he should know having founded one of the most successful barra lure manufacturing mobs in Australia “Killalure”. But what many people may not know is that Dave sold the company several years ago and had…

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Catching barra on balista lures flashng LED technology

How to catch barra and threadfin using Balista LED lure technology

Lures generally catch more fishermen than fish, and to be honest, barra are not that fussy. And I don’t normally go for gimmicky stuff, preferring to use my tried and proven techniques and equipment because I know it works so well. But as you can imagine, I get sent plenty of equipment to try, especially…

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Big Barra 10

Barra season 2015 is now OPEN and we are celebrating with our new video Big Barra 10. Now the astute among you may notice that unlike the previous Big barra videos 1-9, we have some guest appearances from non-barra namely some big threddys and GT’s – just to spice it up. Hope you enjoy. This…

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Big Barramundi Fishing

Catch Barramundi with Big Barra 9

If you are yet to experience the thrill of catching a metre plus barra, you will come pretty close to it in this video. Big Barra 9 is latest installment of the Big Barra series so crank up the volume (if you like Dubstep) and ENJOY!! Featured are some of the barra caught by Hooked…

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