Tag Archives: Finding Fish | Marine Electronics

Garmin Ultra High Definition sounder

Garmin UHD transducer best in the creeks

Garmin introduced their new Garmin UHD transducer (ultra high definition) and black box this year… and I was lucky enough to be one of the test pilots. As you may know if you’ve done our Sounder Skills 1 course, higher definition frequencies like 800 kHz provide good clarity of the underwater landscape. Now with the Garmin…

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How to catch fingermark offshore at night

Catching fingermark offshore at night

Fingermark have a predatory and foraging habit and their movements can be predicted. Catching Fingermark offshore at night, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, is not as hard as it seems. I love fingermark! (also known as Golden Snapper) They are a top grade food fish and impressive sports fish. In the barramundi closed season…

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Another-stonker-large-mouth-caught-off-a-Wonky Hole

Getting your fish finder right to find untouched Wonky Holes

Garmin and Ryan Moody Fishing Ambassador Ben “Westo” Weston takes the reins for this week’s blog post. Ben was one of our first “Wonky Holes” online course members and has since gone on to find some fantastic country off the coast of Central Queensland using his trusty Garmin fish finder. Be sure and read to…

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Ryan Moody catches 2000 barra over one metre

2000th metre plus barramundi

We finally did it! After months of sitting on 1999 and catching a score of 90-99 cm fish, Ryan finally caught his 2000th metre plus barramundi after a 30 year career in fishing charters. Even more exciting, we made the nightly news AND got a write up in the paper. To celebrate we made a…

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Fishing for hard fighting Giant Trevally in Queensland

Fishing tips for Giant Trevally (GT)

When somebody says they just want to go fishing and get punished by something big and strong, the one fish that pops into my head is the Gangster of the ocean, the Giant Trevally. For years many anglers thought the only way to catch them was with poppers thrown around isolated bommies, but over the…

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Using Water Wolf to interpret what’s on your sounder

Do you struggle to interpret what you see on your sounder? Perhaps you think you know what’s down there… but can you be sure? Over the years I have come to know for a fact what my sounder is saying – that my interpretation is correct – because I go on to catch that species…

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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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Transducer mounting tips to improve sounder performance.

Barra Fishing Tips; Mounting your transducer tips

Does your sounder cut out when you travel at speed? These four transducer mounting tips will boost your sounders performance and make it much easier to find new and exciting fishing spots. There is nothing more frustrating than your sounder cutting out when you travel at speed. It limits the ground you can cover and…

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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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Large mouth nannygai

Wonky hole facts

Wonky Holes are underwater springs exiting from the sea floor. They were given the name wonky holes by the northern trawlermen who used to lose their gear and sometimes capsize their boats. This occurs as the otter boards dig in, pulling from the outriggers and over she goes. Hence, they can often be found near…

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