16 May 2019

54cm Barramundi #1198
Squidgies Fish 80mm

Saturday May 11, I went fishing at Mindil Casino rocks in the late afternoon.
The another name of Mindil Casino rocks is Myilly Point rocks.
The tide was coming in.
The water current was flowing slowly.
Barramundi didn't respond to any hard-body lures.
They wouldn't take any soft plastics of equal to or 10cm.
I used a 8cm Squidgies Fish having Lime-Lightning colour with a jighead.
It seemed like barramundi had no odd feeling to this 8cm soft-plastic shad and slightly bit it.
It wasn't easy to hook the barramundi.
When a barramundi is cautious, I use a steady retrieve for a soft-plastic shad without any actions.
I tried several times.
A barramundi suddenly took my soft-plastic shad.
I have become enslaved by a sudden strike or pull of the barramundi since I caught a wild barramundi the first time I tried it.
As a result, I caught and released a 54cm barramundi having a beautiful silver body.




Lure: Squidgies Fish
Size: 80cm
Colour: Lime Lightning
Jighead: 1/8oz #2/0
Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm deep
Water: Murky / Incoming
Line: Surfix 832 20lb
Leader:  Black Magic Leader 50lb
Knot: The Albright Knot
Reel: Shimano Stella 2500FE
Rod: Shimano Raider Kayak 601 Spin 1-3kg 2-8gm
Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2
Lure action: Steady retrieve

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9 May 2019

Barramundi #1197
Egret Wedgetail Mullet

The traffic accident occurred to me on March 8.
I lost my Honda 150cc scooter.
Despite how hard I tried to drive a scooter safely, I was involved in a traffic accident.
I still have to walk with a limp.
However, I wanted to fish barramundi.
So I went fishing at Mindil Beach by my 13years old 50cc scooter on May 8.
It was a black, moonless, night.
It happened but lately.
There was a witness account in which a crocodile was reported to be seen on the surface of the shallow water in Mindil Beach.
The tide water was going out.
The wind grew decidedly calmer, and happily the sea fell with it.
I cast a 8.5cm soft plastic shad at the mouth of the small creek.
Using Shimano Curado DC (Digital Control Braking System) reel, I can relax and leave my lure casting with DC in a black night.
Soon a barramundi took my lure.
He gave a strong pull on the fishing line.
I caught a barramundi for the first time in two months.




Lure: Egret Wedgetail Mullet

Size: 85mm

Colour: Key Lime

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm deep

Water: Outgoing

Jighead: 1/6oz #2/0

Line: Surfix 832 30lb

Leader: Jinkai 40lb

Knot: The Albright Knot

Reel: Shimano Curado DC

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: Steady retrieve

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5 Mar 2019

Golden snapper #22, barramundi and 54cm Barramundi #1195-1196
Ultralight reel and rod

Sunday March 3, it's a windy day.
I went fishing at Channel Island.
It's in a tide zone of relatively bad barramundi's bite there.
The best tide shifts with the best fishing point every hour.
Diverse fishing locations, diverse good tide zones.
Even if two fishing points are located within a distance of only several meters, the productive fishing window for the land-based barramundi fishing differs from the productive fishing window for the boat barramundi fishing.
I used an ultralight fishing rod could cope with a difficult fishing condition.
In addition, I used an ultralight fishing reel too.


This fishing rod was very good at casting.
It increased the casting distance of the lure.
It's easy to control the movement and the posture of the lure when being retrieved.
Due to these efforts or not, I caught and released one golden snapper and two barramundi.
I had much more fun using an ultralight fishing rod than my usual barramundi fishing rods.
That was a good change of pace.
This kind of fishing is occasionally nice but has good sides and bad sides.
An unexpected big barramundi may take the lure.


Golden snapper


Barramundi


Squidgies Fish 80mm / Jighead 1/6oz #2/0


54cm Barramundi


Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm Boof Mullet / Jighead 1/4oz #1/0

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm deep
Water: Murky / Outgoing
Line: Surfix 832 10lb
Leader:  Jinkai Leader 40lb
Knot: The Albright Knot
Reel: Shimano Sustain 1000FG
Rod: Shimano Raider Kayak 601 Spin 1-3kg 2-8gm
Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2
Lure action: Steady retrieve

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27 Feb 2019

The weather is unstable for the land based barramundi fishing in February.

No fish at Channel Island on Saturday.
No fish at Channel Island on Sunday.
Monday February 25
I dropped in the Vesteys Beach boat ramp on the way back home from work.
I sometimes go to see the wave condition of the sea at Vestys Beach boat ramp.
This is because I can see the wave condition of the sea while riding a scooter.
I can judge whether I can go fishing at my usual fishing locations, Mindil Beach, Fannie Bay and East Point or not by doing it this way.
It was rare for the wave condition of the sea at Mindil Beach to become calm in the period of the rainy season.
After returning home from the Vestys Beach boat ramp I went fishing at Mindil Beach rocks.
It was about 30cm - 50cm of water here.
There were thousands of rocks in the very shallow water.
That's a normal thing in my usual fishing locations.
The tide water was coming into the shallow.
The sea water was very dirty with the raindrops of a hard shower of a few hours ago.
There was too much fresh water in a very shallow water.
At this rate, sea barramundi wouldn't come to the very shallow water.
On the other hand, there were some witnesses account in which an adult crocodile was reported to be seen at Dinah Beach and Nightcliff Beach recently.
Danger might lurk in this muddy sea.
As a result, I didn't have any fish-bites on my lures.


Thundercloud was developing over the Mindil Beach.
I'm scared of strokes of lightning more than of crocodiles.
Tuesday, February 26
I tried going fishing after work.
Thundercloud was developing over my place.
The weather is unstable for the land-based barramundi fishing in our rainy season.
Frankly speaking, our dry season is better than our rainy season to fish sea barramundi on lure by land based.
I understood the value of Barramundi Adventures Darwin again.

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21 Feb 2019

The gloves are a necessity for the land-based barramundi fishing.

The gloves are a necessity for the land-based barramundi fishing.
The land-based barramundi fishing involves a lot of walking on the rocks covered with oysters.
Watch your step, or else you will trip on the rock.
Ten to one, you may be safe.
But many have been injured actually, myself among the rest.
That's why I always wear gloves, elbow pads and knee pads in my usual fishing locations.
My young friend, Artem had to have eight stitches in his hand near the Channel Island boat ramp three months ago.


Sunday on February 17, the wind has gone down.
I went fishing at Channel Island with my young friend, Artem.
At that time, he hasn't caught a barramundi in his life.
It fell a dead calm.
Under such circumstances, sea barramundi become very cautious in a very shallow water on shore.
Nevertheless, I know their fickleness.
Someone caught 6 small barramundi there on the previous day.
Someone caught 5 small barramundi at the flat on the opposite side of the Channel Island on the day of February 17.
I had some barramundi's bites on my nlures, but they wouldn't take my lures.
The wind rippled surface of the shallow water.
I easily noticed this small change.
I said to Artem "Today's best timing is coming in 30 minutes."
Artem used a Yo-zuri Crystal Minnow 90mm Holographic Read head.
His choice of his lure brought his first barramundi in his life.



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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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