Tag Archives: Golden Snapper or Fingermark

Best inshore fishing lures to catch big barramundi

Best inshore fishing lures

People often ask me what are the best inshore fishing lures to take travelling or bring on a fishing charter to northern Australia. As a charter guide for three decades, I have trialled innumerable lures with mixed success. There are seven main categories of inshore fishing lures I use to maximise my chances to catch…

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Fishing the Flinders Islands at Sunset

Fishing the Flinders Islands – PCB Episode 4

In Episode 4 of our Princess Charlotte Bay trip we have a mad fingermark session fishing the Flinders Islands (click here to start at Episode 1). Because the start of our trip fell in the fin fish closure, we were limited in the species we could target. Coral trout and large mouth nannygai were off…

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Northern Adventure fishing Lookout Point

Northern Adventure Begins

After months of preparation, finally the northern adventure to Princess Charlotte bay begins. To see how we prepped for the trip, please see Episode 1. We have been planning a northern adventure in our big boat Mood Swings since we purchased her in 2016. In this episode we depart Cairns (late of course) and head…

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Golden Snapper on Pillager lure

Fishing Plan B

When things go awry when fishing, it pays to have a plan B. This particular day we had planned to film for a new fish smarter course. However it was too wet to film so we went fishing instead. Had a great session on the Golden Snapper and stretched my arms a bit on the…

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Fishing headlands in winter

Fishing headlands in winter

Fishing Headlands in winter can be very rewarding and can sometimes yield unusual catches. In this episode Ryan fishes with his mates Bo and Sharkey. They hit the water over two half days fishing around the headlands of Hinchinbrook. Fishing headlands in Winter   Ryan Moody Fishing lures To purchase the lures used in this…

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Golden Snapper Recipe

Catch and Cook reef fish – Golden Snapper Recipe

This Golden Snapper recipe is for guys that like a bit of flavour with their fish. Since my wife is not a big fish eater, we tend to crumb or flour fish a fair bit. This recipe has a fair bit going on but the end result is delicious. And I’ve just realised I’m posting…

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Fishing with slow pitch jigs and stick baits

Stick baits and jigs – fishing lure research and development

Stick baits and jigs are one of my favorite forms of lure fishing. Because with stick baits you can manipulate the retrieve, the depth and also use them on the surface. Plus they can be used in a way that you use vibes. At times they are even better because most soft vibes fall flat,…

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Catch and cook Fingermark pan fried

Catch and Cook Golden Snapper

While we all love fishing, the catching is only part of the fun! Here we catch and cook Golden Snapper, a delicious food fish found near shore throughout northern Australia. And while we are ardent proponents of catch and release. That’s only after we have taken a fish for the table. Eating fresh fish has…

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Golden snapper are great eating and a fantastic sportsfish

Golden Snapper as a Barra alternative.

Golden Snapper (Fingermark bream) can be caught year round across northern Australia. Hence they provide a top fishing target during the Queensland barramundi closure. They are a top grade food fish and the larger specimens fight hard! Chasing Fingermark at Hinchinbrook Hinchinbrook is an amazingly scenic fishing destination. Some have described it as Jurassic Park…

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Fishing FNQ for top eating fish like coral trout

Fishing FNQ

Here’s some highlights of us Fishing FNQ in late 2020 with our new videographer Kane Chenoweth. The image quality has improved somewhat now our filming is in the hands of a professional! Fishing FNQ In the last months we have had some great adventures fishing between Cardwell and Cooktown. Some of the trips are not…

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