14 Feb 2019

Barramundi #1194
Squidgy pro Mongrel 90mm
Halco Catch Scent

It's a windy day.
My usual fishing locations have been quiet due to some windy conditions.
I went fishing at Channel Island on Saturday, February 9.
There were six people including me.
If I had to say, it's too many people for the small fishing location.
Someone caught and released a small barramundi.
For a while afterward, the fish did not bite.
The conditions was certainly far from ideal.
I decided to take the fish-feeding stimulant for that quiet condition.
If it were usual, I would use Squidgies S-Factor Fishing Scent.
This time, I used Halco Catch Scent first time.
Soon, I had a short fish-bite but couldn't hook the fish.
I cast a Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm out again in the same direction.
As a result, I caught and released a barramundi.




The tide was going out rapidly.
The best tide shifts with the best fishing point every minute.
I waded in the water at the 30m distance from shore.
The water came up my knees.
I was not aware of the approaching danger.
"Crocodile" shouted the my friend, Alan.
I saw a 2-3m crocodile.
The distance to the crocodile was 50m.

Lure: Squidgy Pro Mongrel
Size: 90mm
Colour: Drop Bear
Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm deep
Water: Murky / Outgoing
Line: Surfix 832 20lb
Leader:  Triumph Super Shock Leader 40lb Fluorocarbon
Knot: The Albright Knot
Reel: Shimano Stella 2500FE
Rod: Shimano Zodias 270ML 7'0" Line 5-10lb Lure 4-12g
Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2
Lure action: Steady retrieve


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6 Feb 2019

オーストラリア陸っぱり96cmバラマンディー byラパラ SXRM-10

2019年1月26日 月曜日
オーストラリアは、Australia Day と言う祝日。
モンスーンレインシーズン、雨季です。
さっきまで雨が降っていました。
いつもなら海岸沿いの岩場で水深30㎝から70㎝位までのシャローでバラマンディーをルアーで狙うのですが、雨の影響で海水に多くの淡水が混じり塩分濃度が下がり、また陸からのゴミを含んだ水も混ざってソルトウォーターバラマンディーが浅瀬に寄り辛くなっていました。
せっかく雨が降っていないのだから、やはり釣りに行きたい。
まあ釣れる可能性があるとしたら、クリーク系の釣り場になると経験から思いました。
自分の家からスクーターで10分ほどで目的地近くの駐車場に着きました。ここからはマングローブ林の中を徒歩で海水のクリークまで行きます。途中にクロコダイルに注意と言う看板があります。
15分ほどで釣り場に着きました。ここからはビデオで観て下さい。



 

陸っぱり、ルアーで1192匹目のバラマンディー


96㎝ ソルトウォーターバラマンディー


Lure: Rapala SXRM-10

Size: 100mm

Colour: Purple Back Herring

Where: Shallow water 50cm - 70cm deep

Water: Outgoing

Line: Surfix 832 30lb

Leader: Jinkai 40lb

Knot: The Albright Knot

Reel: Shimano Chronarch G 150HG 7.1:1 Gear ratio

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

Lure action: Twitch, twitch and jerk

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5 Feb 2019

56cm Barramundi #1193
Rapala SXRM-10
Sahimi and NIgiri sushi

I went fishing at Deck chair cinema rocks on Monday of January 28.
Luckily, I caught a 56cm saltwater barramundi by land based on Rapala SXRM-10 using a spinning rod.




I took this fish to my place and cooked the fillets into sashimi (Tuesday) and nigiri-zushi (sushi) (Wednesday).


The sashimi of thinly sliced saltwater barramundi was eaten with Kewpie Roasted Sesame Japanese Dressing on Tuesday.
You can buy Kewpie from Woolworths or Coles.


I made the marinated barramundi Nigiri-zushi (sushi) for dinner on Wednesday.
1,Made the marinade sauce.
   Soysauce 3, Mirin 1.5 and Cooking sake 2. (bought from
   Orient Emporium)
2,Boiled the sauce on a stove to evaporate alcohol for 1 minute.
3,Cooled the marinade sauce before dipping.
4,Dipped those slices and little ginger in the marinade sauce.
5,Left it for 60 minutes in the fridge.
6,Dried those slices with paper towels.
7,Made it into Nigiri sushi style with wasabi.
8,Chopped chives, Squeezed lime.
9,Sushi rice: Short grain rice and sushi seasoning

Nigiri-zushi (sushi) is made through a process of combining vinegared rice with sliced of barramundi's fillets.
It is preferable to wet hands with the rice wine vinegar or sushi seasoning while you are making sushi rice into the nigiri-zushi (sushi) shape.

Lure: Rapala SXRM-10
Size: 100mm
Colour: Olive Cherabin
Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm deep
Water: Murky / Outgoing
Line: Surfix 832 20lb
Leader: Jinkai 40lb
Knot: The Albright Knot
Reel: Shimano Stella 2500FE
Rod: Shimano Zodias 273MH 7'3" Line 6-12lb 7-21g
Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2
Lure action: Twitch, twitch and jerk

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31 Jan 2019

96cm Barramundi #1192
Rapala SXRM-10 Purple Back Herring

January 26, 2019.
Saturday's tide times
03:53am - 1.88m
09:32am - 6.71m
15:50pm - 1.73m
22:11pm - 7.34m

I thought that my usual fishing locations, Mindil Beach rocks, Fannie Bay rocks and Channel Island had too much dirty fresh water from the land due to rainfall.
Saltwater barramundi don't like the very dirty water from the land in shallows on shore.
It's a short spell of temperate weather during the rainy season.
The rain having stopped, I went fishing at East Point rocks.
This fishing location has a creek-styled water system.
My first impression of the water was dirty.
However, the water in some places was clean in the main current of a creek.
I expected that a purple-colour lure would be effective for the barramundi fishing in a very dirty water due to rainfall.
On the other hand, George Voukolos Jr who has caught 222 metery barramundi by land based recommended me to use Rapala SXRM-10 for the East Point rocks several days ago.
According to George, our good fishing friend,Mark West had some good results using the Rapala SXRM-10 at the East Point rocks.
As a result, the following lure was what I chose.


Rapala SXRM-10 / Purple back herring / Floating

The water current was very strong.
The actions of the lure were twitch, twitch and jerk.
Soon, I had a very strong and heavy fish-bite.
The fish was running and pulling the fishing line hard.
I somehow could land the fish on the rocks.



She was a 96cm saltwater barramundi.
I released her into the sea water because she was a mother fish.
I posted this article with the picture on Facebook on January 26.

The next day, I received a message from Joel Eaton.
Hey Hiro, I took your advice on the Rapala lure in purple and caught this 108cm Barramundi off the rocks in Cairns this morning.  Thanks for the good advice!


Joel used the same lure as I used for catching my 96cm barramundi.

Hiro's data

Lure: Rapala SXRM-10

Size: 100mm

Colour: Purple Back Herring

Where: Shallow water 50cm - 70cm deep

Water: Outgoing

Line: Surfix 832 30lb

Leader: Jinkai 40lb

Knot: The Albright Knot

Reel: Shimano Chronarch G 150HG 7.1:1 Gear ratio

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

Lure action: Twitch, twitch and jerk

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26 Jan 2019

222 metery barramundi by land based
Mr. George Voukoos Jr.

George Voukolos Jr has caught 222 metery barramundi by land based since 2010.
2010: 42
2011: 33
2012: 36
2013: 29
2014: 23
2015: 16
2016: 24
2017: 18
2018: 00
2019: 01 (113cm)


He is my first teacher of my fishing in Darwin.


I learned how to catch queenfish and tuna at the Stokes Hill wharf from him in 1989.
George said that the secret of his success was the evolution of fishing lines.
He uses Sufix 832 braid: 30lb and Schneider leader: 45lb now.
He prefers to use Nils Master Lures.
The fishing gear and equipment these days are really evolving.
I myself enjoy the benefits of the evolution of fishing gear and equipment in my land based barramundi fishing on lure.
As you know, George caught the $10,000 prize-tagged barramundi in 2016 and 2017.


George Voukalos from Darwin's Fishing and Outdoor World with the first Million Dollar barra he caught only 5 days into the 2017 competition. Picture: JUSTIN KENNEDY

I still have been learning much from his experience.
By the way, George failed to seize the $1M prize-tagged barramundi recently.


On the other hand, he is worried about the topographic change on his usual fishing locations.
As for the my usual fishing locations, I am suffering through that situation about the same as he.
The recent trend shows that the lowest point and the slope do not go as far down.

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17 Jan 2019

Barramundi #1190-1191
Yo-zuri Pin's Minnow 90mm
Mr. Randal Lewis
60cm Barramundi

Saturday on January 12
It was not very windy.
I went fishing at Channel Island.
At first, no one happened to be there, except for me.
I thought that I could obtain a good fishing result even from cautious barramundi.
The sea water was going out and getting dirtier.
I tried several different lures in type and colour.
I didn't have any fish bites.
In the meantime, Randal and his girl friend came there.
I started using Yo-zuri Pin's Minnow 90mm.
I was knee-deep in water.
We had to look out for crocodiles, stingrays, stonefish, sharks and box jelly fish.
My lure-actions were twitch, twitch, twich and pause.
As a result, I caught and released two small barramundi.




I saw that Randal was fighting with a nice sized barramundi.


Mr. Randal Lewis caught a 60cm barramundi.


He used Squidgies Slick Rig 65mm with a purple colour.
I normally don't use the purple lures in colour.
However, I remember seeing the Squidgies Slick Rig with a purple colour.
Mr. Matt West used Squidgy Pro Slick Rig 130mm with a purple colour when he became a champion angler at the Barra Classic 2010.



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