19 Jan 2017

Where to fish by the tide?
That they may understand this theory, I'll reveal my own secret.

It's still raining a bit of over my usual fishing locations.
Today's afternoon and evening were very wavy as usual in our rainy season.
I found it difficult to find the good productive fishing windows under the circumstances.
Today's tides were very good for my land based barramundi fishing.
Frequently asked questions are found in my website.
They don't know which tide is the best for their fishing.
I will answer that.
I also don't know which tide is best for their fishing because I don't know about their usual fishing locations.
The best tide shifts with the best fishing point every hour.
That they may understand this theory, I'll reveal my own secret map about Mindil Beach.




A: Outgoing tide 50-70cm deep water
B: Incoming tide 30-50cm deep water
C: Outgoing tide 50-70cm deep water
D: Incoming tide 30-50cm deep water
E: Incoming tide 30-50cm deep water
F: Outgoing tide 50-70cm deep water
G: Outgoing tide 50-70cm deep water
H: Outgoing tide 50-70cm deep water

After an ideally large-rainfall-wet season, I can catch much more barramundi on lures by land based in Mindil Beach than you expect.

Furthermore, weather conditions influence the results of fishing.
These are negative factors for my land based barramundi fishing.
  • Too much fresh water on shallows
  • Very windy
  • Very wavy
  • Very flat sea surface on shallows
  • Sudden change of water temperature

The good fishing results are usually not  expected under the above conditions.

However, things do not go by theory alone.
It is no great wonder for you to catch barramundi under the above conditions.
Because that's fishing.
But it's by sheer luck, though.


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12 Jan 2017

This year's first barramundi #1048 for me
Squidgy Pro Mongrel

Wave after wave surges upon the shore in the rainy season.
I can fish only when wind and wave are modest and their effects are small.
In the first place, it's very difficult to fish by land based on a rainy day in my usual fishing locations.
Such being the case, I could go fishing to Mindil Beach after work on January 10 at last.
I got soaked to the skin while I waded in a very wavy and murky water.
Overhead the moon was shining behind the clouds.
It's the situation to which capturing target barramundi were less likely to be cautious about.
However, barramundi probably wouldn't notice my lures in the very wavy water.
I hoped not to step on stingray or stonefish while wading in the murky water.

I needed a long fishing rod capable of being far cast.
For this purpose, I used a Shimano Terez 7'2".
This white fishing rod was much easier to use than I had expected.
In addition, there were no line troubles at all.
As a lure, I used a Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm Rainbow-Fish colour with favorable usability.
As a result, I caught a small barramundi.
It's this year's first barramundi for me.






January 10, 2017 Barramundi




Squidgy Pro Mongrel


Colour: Rainbow Fish

Size: 90mm

Jighead: Owner 1/4oz #1/0

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Murky-milky Incoming

Line: Sufix 15LB braid

Leader line: Black Magic Leader 40lb

Knot: The Slim Beauty Knot

Reel: Shimano Stella 2500FE

Rod: Shimano Terez C4S 7'2" 10-20lb line weight Medium-power Fast-action

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #3

Action: Steady retrieving



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8 Jan 2017

Why is a large-rainfall-wet season necessary for my usual fishing locations?

Continual heavy rain mainly around the end of December and the beginning of January partly washed away sand and mud that have settled at the bottom of the Ludmilla creek.
It increased about a 15cm water depth of the creek.
That should be welcomed.
Ideally, we need a 10 heavy rainy day period each month in December, January and February.

The creek has become shallower in recent years.
Many rocks that fish were using as a refuge were buried in the sand on the creek bottom.






We cannot see the creek bottom where many silicious marl covering stones that  scatter.




The mullets used as live bait like to eat diatom on silicious marl covering creek-bed or shore-bed stones.






After all, the creek bottom became flat and the density of diatom was reduced in recent years.
The reasons were little rain in the rainy season in recent years.

Before anything else, the lack of rain had depressed the large outbreak of jelly-prawns.
Recently, many schools of jelly-prawns cannot be seen everywhere in my usual fishing locations.




That's quite a problem of our barramundi fishing.
Barramundi have no will before jelly-prawns.
They travel around to seek jelly-prawns several times a year.

Why is a large-rainfall-wet season necessary for my usual fishing locations?
  • We need many rocks that fish are using as a refuge on the creek bottom and the shore bottom.
  • We need much more mullets.
  • We need much more jelly-prawns.

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3 Jan 2017

109cm & 114cm in one day
Mr. Alex Patsalides
117cm & 127cm in one day
Mr. George Voukolos Jr

It goes on raining.
The river has risen as a result of the long rain.
They went fishing to catch a metery barramundi immediately before this long rain.
Catching two metery barramundi in one day rarely happens.
It was certainly difficult, but Mr. George Voukolos Jr and Mr. Alex Patsalides managed it somehow or other.
Moreover, they caught those metery barramundi by land based.
George caught 117cm and 127cm barramundi on December 21, 2016.
Alex caught 109cm and 114cm barramundi on December 25, 2016..
As a result, George caught 15 metery barramundi in total in 2016.
However, this result dropped far below that in a normal year in the case of George.








George caught a 117cm barramundi on a DOA Bait Master / Green and Gold colour, and a 127cm barramundi on a Bite Me Barra Wedgies 100mm 1/4oz #5/0 Black and Gold colour.






Alex caught a 109cm barramundi on a DOA Bait Master CokaCola colour.




Alex caught a 114cm barramundi on a Bomber Long 15A / Gold colour.

Fishing and Outdoor World's George Voukolos Sr said that after the record breaking heavy rain, there was a huge outbreak of prawns in Darwin Harbour after Cyclone Tracy.  
By this, he and his friend caught more than 80 barramundi at a culvert in the city in one session.


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28 Dec 2016

Rockcod #339
57cm Barramundi #1046-1047
Squidgy Pro Mongrel

Happy New Year!
On the 26th of December.
Today was blessed by the weather.
But it will probably keep raining tomorrow too.
I went to Channel Island this morning.
There was no wind.
That meant that there was no fish-bite.
The tide was ebbing.
A breeze started blowing and ruffled the water.
The first fish was a nice sized rockcod.
This strong cod took a 115mm Mongrel.
The hook was damaged by this strong cod.






Nice restaurant sized rockcod on a Squidgy Pro Mongrel 115mm Aussie-Herring colour.

I exchanged a 115mm Mongrel into a 90mm Mongrel.

A sea barramundi doesn't like too much land water.
I had to cast the 90mm Mongrel farther.
By the way, do you know that a sea barramundi takes in much sea water from the sea.
On the other hand, a fresh-water barramundi doesn't take in fresh water very much.

I caught two 57cm barramundi.
Squidgy Pro Mongrel did good work again!






57cm Barramundi / December 26, 2016 / Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm




Squidgy Pro Mongrel


Colour: Boof Mullet

Size: 90mm

Jighead: Owner 1/4oz #1/0

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Murky Outgoing

Line: Toray Jigging PE 30lb

Leader line: Black Magic Leader 40lb

Knot: The FG Knot

Reel: Shimano Scorpion 1500XT

Rod: ST.CROIX
6'6" Medium power, First action, 10-17lb, 1/4-5/8oz.
Customized by Mr. Matt West (Barra Classic 2010 Champion)

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #3

Action: Steady retrieving




The final fish and chips of this year were very delicious. Beer-battered barramundi goes well with sunflower oil. I think.



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20 Dec 2016

55cm Barramundi #1045
Squidgy Pro Mongrel

I'm afraid of the thunder when I fish.

There was a big thunderstorm yesterday.
After dark clouds, I got periods of refreshing good weather in the morning.
In addition, today's big tides brought a large amount of seawater to the shallow waters in my usual fishing locations.
I went to Channel Island in the morning.
Upon arriving at Channel Island, the rain came on.
It was a very short productive fishing window.
A nice sized barramundi jumped out of the water shaking her head.
The two hooks of Maria MJ-1 were bent by this fish.

And then I went to East Point to fish at the next productive fishing window.
The rain clouds just started to gather blackly above me.
I caught a 55cm barramundi on a Squidgy pro Mongrel 90mm/Rainbow-fish.
I used a GLoomis 7'10".
This long fishing rod did good work!
I released this fish into the water.






55cm Barramundi / December 14, 2016




Squidgy Pro Mongrel


Colour: Rainbow Fish

Size: 90mm

Jighead: Owner 1/4oz #1/0

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Murky-milky Incoming

Line: Sufix 15LB braid

Leader line: Black Magic Leader 40lb

Knot: The Slim Beauty Knot

Reel: Shimano Stella 2500FE

Rod: GLoomis PGR942S 7'10" 6-12lb Line weight 1/8-3/8 Lure weight Fast action Medium power

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieving



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15 Dec 2016

63cm Barramundi #1044 by Hiro
Squidgy Pro Mongrel
55cm Barramundi by Mr. Connor Martin
Gold Bomber Long 15A

I got up early in the morning and went to Channel Island to fish.
20 minutes' walk on the soft mud brought me to the mud-flat-shallow water.




I found the tide water difficult to go out as usual this morning.
There was no bite of fish for an hour.
At last the water current started moving so well.
I used a very long fishing rod which  was a GLoomis Pro-Green 7'10".
Consequently, the flying distance of my lures could be increased as a whole.
I caught a 63cm barramundi on a Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm/Aussie Herring.






63cm Barramundi / December 10, 2016


Not long after, Connor caught a 55cm barramundi on a Gold Bomber Long 15A under varying circumstances.






Mr. Connor Martin used as follows,

Lure: Bomber Long 15A

Rod: 7ft Abu Garcia Veritas

Reel: Shimano Stradic 4000 FJ spinning reel

Line: 30 pound Sun line

Knot: FG knot

Action: Retrieve and pause


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7 Dec 2016

60cm Barramundi #1043
Squidgy Pro Mongrel
The wind condition is a crucial factor in barramundi fishing on seashore.

Channel Island, Sunday.
There was a situation that was ideal for the land based barramundi fishing when I got there.
The whole condition was good but the wind in particular was excellent.
 I used a Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm/Boof-mullet colour for a barramundi with higher activity.
A barramundi soon took it.
For a while the barramundi kept bucking and siding like a vicious horse.
Finally, I caught a 60cm barramundi at the mud-flat in Channel Island.
That was a very good time.
The good conditions last but only 30minutes.
The wind died down. Barramundi moved to the deep water.
It happened many times so far.
The state of being windless makes barramundi have wariness.
The state of being very murky water or strong water current is exception.

The wind condition is a crucial factor in barramundi fishing on seashore.
The wind raises waves on the sea surface.
It moderates the wariness of barramundi in the water.

On the other hand, barramundi won't take lures in the shallow water when the wind is excessively strong,
They probably won't notice lures.
In the first place, their bait fish won't come to the shallow water under the condition like a very wavy water.

The state of being rippled or slight wavy sea surface is very favorable to me when I fish barramundi on lures on seashore.






December 4, 2016 / 60cm barramundi




Squidgy Pro Mongrel


Colour: Boof Mullet

Size: 90mm

Jighead: Owner 1/4oz #1/0

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Murky Outgoing

Line: Toray Jigging PE 30lb

Leader line: Black Magic Leader 40lb

Knot: The FG Knot

Reel: Shimano Scorpion 1500XT

Rod: ST.CROIX
6'6" Medium power, First action, 10-17lb, 1/4-5/8oz.
Customized by Mr. Matt West (Barra Classic 2010 Champion)

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieving



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Barramundi #1042
Squidgy Pro Mongrel
I always decide the day's schedule of my fishing right before I go fishing.

I went to Channel Island but returned to my place without fishing this morning.
My fishing was about to be spoiled by the wind, rain and the lightning.
Luckily, at the last minute, I found very small productive fishing windows in East Point this afternoon.

I caught a small barramundi at a creek and lost two nice sized barramundi on a Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm/Rainbow-fish colour around the old-man rock.
I always decide the day's schedule of my fishing right before I go fishing.






December 3, 2016 / Barramundi




Squidgy Pro Mongrel


Colour: Rainbow Fish

Size: 90mm

Where: Shallow water 50cm - 70cm

Water: Murky Incoming

Line: Sufix 15LB braid

Leader line: Shimano Ocea Leader 25LB (Very strong and tough!)

Knot: The Slim Beauty Knot

Reel: Shimano Stella 2500FE

Rod: Shimano Tcurve Flight 1-4kg/1-9g

Clip: Force Ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieving



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30 Nov 2016

67cm Barramundi #1041
Squidgy Pro Mongrel
Queenfish #29
So-Run Heavy Minnow
Creek fishing

It's a sunny day during the rainy days.
The concentration of salt in sea water is on the track to recovery on shore.
However, the state of being windless in the morning near a seashore is not good for my land based barramundi fishing.
Cautious barramundi won't come to the mud-flat at Channel Island and rock-shallow at Mindil Beach.
So I went to the creek in East Point to fish this morning.

The water current was very strong.
I tried different types of lures in accordance with the situation of the water current.





A small queenfish took a So-Run Heavy sinking minnow 75mm/Naked-Flash in white.

Meanwhile the water current became slightly slower.
The volume of water in the creek was subsiding.
I used a Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm/Rainbow-Fish in white.
Mongrel narrowly aligned with the water current.




 November 27, 2016 / 67cm Barramundi / East Point






After all, I caught a 67cm barramundi on a white lure in colour again.
A white lure is effective for the sea water of a rainy season in colour.

The fishing line was very strongly pulled repeatedly by this fish.

So-Run Heavy Minnow 75mm/Naked-Flash Sinking
Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm Rainbow-Fish


Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Murky Outgoing

Line: Toray Jigging PE 30lb

Leader line: Schneider 45LB

Knot: The FG Knot

Reel: Shimano Scorpion 1500XT

Rod: ST.CROIX
6'6" Medium power, First action, 10-17lb, 1/4-5/8oz.
Customized by Mr. Matt West (Barra Classic 2010 Champion)

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Twitch, twitch and jerk for So-Run Heavy Minnow
Action: Steady retrieving for Squidgy Pro Mongrel



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