Tag Archives: Golden Snapper or Fingermark

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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Pearl Perch for dinner

Fishing for Pearl Perch

Pearl Perch are one of the species that I have little experience in but have always wanted to go fishing for. A deep bodied and strikingly silver fish with a pearl like shading on the scales, the large eyes and mouth are definitely appealing. I mean they just look “Yum” and apparently they are. I…

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Garmin livescope sonar great for understanding fish behaviour

Understand fish movements with Garmin Livescope

Understanding fish behaviour is no longer such a challenge with the new Garmin Livescope. After getting the unit several months ago, I was finally able to get out into the field and put it through its paces. Garmin Livescope adds a whole new dimension to your fishing. Watch fish respond to your lures in real-time!…

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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 as bait is one of the best ways to catch fingermark (Golden Snapper) but can be a little tricky to rig up. In this post we use a squid jig to catch some live squid as bait for our fingermark session.   A cast net or scoop net can also be used when…

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Catching big fingermark on the headlands with lures

Trolling for fingermark on headlands

On the best ways to catch fingermark or golden snapper is trolling around headlands. Way back when we were creating our Wonky Holes course we traveled 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…

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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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