Tag Archives: Golden Snapper or Fingermark

Anchoring on a fingermark school can yield good catches of this beautiful fish

Anchoring on a Fingermark school accidentally

While the wife planned a no fishing boat trip, I accidentally anchored on a Fingermark school. And all hell broke loose as I jigged up four from four. Although as you’ll see in the video, perhaps it wasn’t so “accidental”. Golden Snapper or Fingermark are a delicious food fish and great sportsfish to boot. When traversing…

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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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Catching fingermark with squid at night

Catch and rig live squid for Fingermark Golden Snapper

Live squid are an amazing bait for fingermark (Golden Snapper) but can be a little tricky to rig up. In this post we use a squid jig to catch some squid for our fingermark session.   A cast net or scoop net can also be used when they are plentiful. Smaller squid are rigged a…

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Catching big fingermark on the headlands with lures

Trolling for fingermark on headlands

Way back when we were creating our Wonky Holes course we travelled to Cooktown for some filming. On this particular day it was rather windy (typical Cooktown weather) so we ran along the coast looking for likely Fingermark country. Fingermark can be readily caught deep trolling along headlands such as this when conditions are right.…

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new online fishing courses by Ryan Moody

NEW Online Fishing Courses

Well it’s nearly Christmas time again – how the year has flown! Normally around this time of year we make a short video and thank everyone for being part of our community. Which we did (see below) Because we really REALLY appreciate all the support and kind wishes we get from our community members. We…

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Venting and releasing fish with Barotrauma

Releasing fish with barotrauma

With the popularity of catch and release fishing, questions are often raised about the best way to release fish with barotrauma. When fish are brought to the surface quickly from depth, gas in the swim bladder can expand and not have time to vent naturally, resulting in a bloated appearance and preventing fish from returning…

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Techniques fishing with Keitech soft plastics and swimbaits

Techniques for fishing soft plastic lures and swim baits

Fishing with soft plastic lures enables anglers to target numerous Australian fish species from freshwater sooty grunter and jungle perch to the mighty saltwater barramundi. Soft plastics and swim baits can be retrieved in a variety of ways and flutter in the water column attracting fish. Weight can also be varied making them flexible for…

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Golden snapper fingermark bream caught in shallow water

Fishing for Golden Snapper or Fingermark Bream

Fingermark or Golden Snapper are a premium table fish and highly prized among north Australian fishing community for their looks, taste and fighting ability. A member of the Lutjanidae family, Lutjanus johnii are known around Australia by several names, golden snapper, fingermark bream, John’s snapper, big-scale red, goldy’s and spotted scale sea perch among a…

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