Lake Lenthall barra fishing thrills

lake lenthall barra

I worked my way back to camp just after dark using a topwater approach but failed to entice any further interest. The others didn’t have any luck in the afternoon session but we were all keen to chase them early the next morning. Everyone was up and on the water pre-dawn the next morning. We were keen to make the …

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Barramundi season reopens

victorian barra fishing

QUEENSLAND anglers can get their rods and lines back out for the barramundi season which reopened at midday yesterday, February 1. The barramundi season closure had been in force in the Gulf of Carpentaria since October 7 last year and November 1 for the east coast. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Robert Ibell said the closed seasons aimed …

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Hot impoundment barra bite

barra bite

Our biggest barra went 98cm and it was boated on a Lox Gen2 Baitcaster, 60lb braid and 80lb leader. We fished mainly in the early morning until about 11am, then we’d go back to camp to eat and sleep before getting back on the water at 5pm. It was hard work casting thousands of times into the one snag but …

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Hectic fishing on Hinchinbrook Island holiday

On the first cast another large coral trout ate my plastic and swam straight into a bommie. I have never felt so out-gunned when using such a high calibre of gear. After hits and misses, a few little reefies such as stripey seaperch, a spanish mackerel and various sweetlip, we left the area with a score of coral trout five; …

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Impoundment barra in full swing

The weeks after the event saw the fishing turn around and the impoundment barra come right on the chew. Young Damien Mills from Tamworth stayed for a week at Faust and was straight into the action with his first barra going 106cm after it inhaled a Zerek Flat Shad. With Damien was his good mate David Masters, who upgraded his …

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Twice-lucky Darwin man reels in another $10,000 prize barra

PROVING lightning can strike twice in the same place, one lucky Northern Territory resident has reeled in a $10,000 tagged prize barra in Tourism NT’s iconic five-month Million Dollar Fish campaign, season two. Kurt Baumann, the latest winner, also took home $10,000 last year during the inaugural campaign. Kurt, a local youth worker, caught the fourth $10,000 prize-tagged barramundi while out fishing solo …

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Chasing barramundi in the Great Sandy Strait

We find it is best to chase barramundi in the Great Sandy Strait during September and October and again shortly after the closed season (November 1 to February 1). With the warmer water temperature the barra become far more active and aggressive. Water temps around 25C are often best for chasing barra. Anything lower and they tend to be quite …

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Quality flathead in Burnett Bundaberg region

ALL in all the weather around the Bundaberg area hasn’t been too bad for the kids on school holidays.  Some excellent reports have come in from both estuary and offshore during this past week. The Burnett River has continued to produce the goods with some top quality flathead and grunter keeping the youngsters amused.  Both soft plastics and fresh baits …

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Bundaberg fishing report flathead, barra, mangrove jack

A mate and I did a trip up to the dam last Sunday.  For the few hours we were on the water we managed to hook two barra and spook quite a few other larger barra out from the snags they were hiding in.  The lure of choice was the Jackall Squirrel fished with long pauses alongside the timbered snags. …

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Mackerel, tailor, trevally, queenfish around Bundaberg

LOOKING at the latest forecast, things around the Bundaberg area may come good for some offshore fishing, so fingers crossed. Also, keep an eye on the latest forecast before heading out, as the predicted northerlies can be unpredictable. The mouths of most of the rivers have been fishing well with some school mackerel, tailor and a mix of trevally and …

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