People tell me it is hard to catch barra in winter, and sometimes that is true.
They certainly behave differently in winter than summer, and it can be downright frustrating to sit on a big aggregation and not get a single bite, no matter WHAT you throw at them.
You might have even seen the short clip we made below when visiting Karumba during the first cold snap of the year. A big barra girl giving me the finger haha.
But anyway… back to the topic.
Barra Fishing Tips : best live bait for barra in winter
Many people know that live prawns are a great bait for winter barra, but here is a great tip on how to present them in the best possible way.
If you pin them through the midsection they can’t do what prawns do best… flick, flick, flick!
And a flicking prawn is irresistible to most barra. Especially when dropped on their head.
In the following short video I give you a quick demo on where you should be pinning your prawns and you will see the difference.
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Fishing Rigs to catch barramundi.
If you are fishing the snags for winter barra, be prepared to tie on a dropper rig (Paternoster rig).
Using this rig puts the prawn right on their nose, and reduces the number of snag ups = more time fishing, less time knot tying.
If you do get snagged up, try this helpful tip to get hooks and lures off snags.
Quick and easy tip to get lures off snags.
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