27 Jun 2017

73cm and 63cm Cold water barramundi
Mr. Matt Cook
Zerek Live Cherabin 100mm

We love cold water in our dry season!
I went fishing to Channel Island in the morning last Sunday.
I met with Cookie for the first time in three years.
Mr. Matt Cook (Cookie) caught 73cm, 63cm and some small fish on Zerek Live Cherabin 100mm with very light tackle.
He also caught a 83cm barramundi a week ago.
In contrast to him, I didn't catch any fish at that time.
But I stood and fished close to him.
Cookie has a boat.
He mainly uses his boat for crabbing.
He mainly catches barramundi by land based.
That is very likely to me.
As I have mentioned, barramundi become very cautious in clear and cold water.
By the nature of the case, special technique is used in clear and cold water.
It shows the lure as if it is real bait fish or prawn.
I saw his secret technique.
He is really good at luring.
He is a better lure-fisherman than I.




73cm barramundi / June 25, 2017




63cm barramundi / June 25, 2017




Zerek Live Cherabin 100mm

I activated a new blog collecting my videos.
http://landbasedbarramundifishing.blogspot.com.au/


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22 Jun 2017

Barramundi #1069-1070
Squidgies Fish 80mm
Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm
Very clear and cold water

I went fishing to Mindil beach on Saturday of June 17.
The sea water was very clear and cold in dry season.
Just as I mentioned before, most people think we can't enjoy barramundi fishing in the cold water season.
I will dare your disagreement, and say that it is only their imagination.
Barramundi start to have a very high cautiousness in clear and cold water.
As far as I have experienced, the rolling action is more efficient than the wobbling action when I use soft-plastic lures in the very clear and cold water.
A beginner in barramundi fishing may as well know the action of large sized barramundi travelling from the shallow waters where they lived to deeper waters having stable temperature in the cold-water season.
Separately from that, we are able to see a lot of small sized barramundi in the shallow water in our dry season.
In the evening, even large sized barramundi follow schools of small fishes into shallow water in our dry season.
It depends on how you fish barramundi in the cold water season.
First, I caught a small barramundi on Squidgies Fish 80mm.




Small barramundi / June 17, 2017 / Mindil beach




Squidgies Fish 80mm, Black-gold, Jighead 1/6oz #1/0 

Second, I caught a 48cm barramundi on Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm.






48cm barramundi / June 17, 2017 / Mindil beach




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

The fishes to be an object of fishing are not so big in size, therefore, I used a very light fishing rod and very small reel.




I enjoyed the exciting lure fishing using a very light tackle.
You can view video image that shows some aspects of my real land-based fishing at Mindil beach on YouTube (search Land based barramundi fishing near town in Darwin Vol. 10)

THE LOWDOWN

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Very clear and cold Outgoing

Line: Sufix 832 10LB

Leader line: Black magic Leader 40LB

Knot: The Slim Beauty

Reel: Shimano Sustain 1000FG

Rod: ST.CROIX  AVID/AVS66LF2 4-8LB 1/16-1/4oz. Fast action

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieving


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13 Jun 2017

Barramundi #1067-1068
Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm
Jagla setting
Cold water season
Video

Even though it was very windy until Sunday, it was slightly windy in the morning on Monday.
I went fishing to Mindil beach.
The sea water was very clear and cold.
Most of people think we can't enjoy barramundi fishing in the cold water season.
They are probably possessed with the motion.
The fact that barramundi are still alive in the cold water means barramundi still have to eat to live.
Most of barramundi has no lean body in the cold water season.
On the contrary, they have a fatty solid body.

In my case, it is not easy to fish on shore in our wet season because of the very wavy sea.
To begin with, I can't fish barramundi on lure on shore on a rainy day.
I prefer our dry season to our wet season in my land based barramundi fishing.
The best thing is that it is nice during the cold water season.

Barramundi start to have a very high cautiousness in a very clear and cold water.
This is the point to which we must pay particular attention.
The tendencies of the large outbreak of jelly-prawns affect fishing results.
The right barramundi fishing would result in the cold water season.
The productive fishing condition in the afternoon or in the night time is, if anything, better than in the early morning.

I caught a small mangrovejack and two small barramundi on Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm with the Jagla setting at Mindil beach in the late morning.
You can view video image that shows some aspects of my real land based fishing at Mindil beach.






Barramundi #1067 / June 12, 2017




Barramundi #1068 / June 12, 2017




Zerek Live Shrimp with the Jagla setting

Size: 127mm

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Very clear and cold Outgoing

Line: Fins 30LB

Leader line: Sunline FC Rock Fluorocarbon 40LB

Knot: The Slim Beauty

Reel: Shimano Scorpion 70XG

Rod: ST. CROIX 6' MEDIUM POWER FAST ACTION 10-17LB 1/4-3/4oz USA

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #3

W-hook: OWNER Cultiva Stinger Double hook SD-36 #4

Action: Steady retrieving


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8 Jun 2017

56cm Barramundi #1066
64cm Barramundi #1067
Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm
Jagla setting

Recently, I don't go to Channel Island to fish because of the tides.
I mainly go fishing to Mindil beach because of the tides.
I mainly use Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm using Jagla setting at Mindil beach because there are so many rocks in the shallow water.
Of cause, I am not a salesman of Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm.
Originally, Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm is very effective for the fishing in the rocky shallow water.
I won't use it without Jagla setting.
Jagla setting is very effective for my land based barramundi fishing as always.

Jagla setting provides a lure that is less likely to cause a snag and can attain a high hooking ratio.
This lure is tough and durable from a structural aspect.
This lure can obtain a good fishing result even from cautious fish.
This lure can gain a sufficient flying distance.

I have received many inquiries how to put double hook, how to insert the double hook to the tail and how to tie the double hook to the main hook.
I hope the following image helps with the Jagla setting.
I use the improved clinch knot.




After work on May 31, I went fishing to Mindil beach.
I caught 56cm and 64cm barramundi on Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm using Jagla setting again.
I returned a 56cm barramundi to see.






56cm barramundi / May 31, 2017






64cm barramundi / May 31, 2017




Zerek Live Shrimp using Jagla setting

Size: 127mm

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Murky Incoming

Line: Fins 30LB

Leader line: Sunline FC Rock Fluorocarbon 40LB

Knot: The Slim Beauty

Reel: Shimano Scorpion 70XG

Rod: ST. CROIX 6' MEDIUM POWER FAST ACTION 10-17LB 1/4-3/4oz USA

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #3

W-hook: OWNER Cultiva Stinger Double hook SD-36 #4

Action: Steady retrieving


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31 May 2017

Barramundi #1064-1065
Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm
Jagla setting Type 2

I scheduled to meet with Mr. Mark Jagla who was the inventor of Jagla setting at Channel Island in the morning on May 27.
Unluckily my 150cc scooter couldn't run when I was on the way to Channel Island.
After all I had to give up the fishing with Mark.
I went fishing to East Point by myself by my old 50cc scooter in the afternoon.
I caught a small barramundi on Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm using Jagla setting.






Barramundi #1064 / May 27, 2017 / East Point


On the other hand, I received an image of a 57cm barramundi with his texts by SMS from Mark.
"It was a very aggressive fish caught very close to the shore on the main big hook on a small Zerek prawn.  First barra not caught on W-hook for me"
Oddly enough, he didn't need Jagla setting that he developed this time.




Mark Jagla who is the inventor of Jagla setting




57cm Mark's barramundi / May 27, 2017 / Channel Island

On the next day, I went fishing to East Point in the afternoon again.
I heard that my good friend, Steve saw a crocodile at East Point near that time.
The tide was coming in.
I waded through the shallow water to the rocks.
The sea water was murky and slightly wavy.
I started casting Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm while being cautious.
Soon I caught a small barramundi.
I used a new typed Jagla setting.






Barramundi #1065 / May 28, 2017 / East Point




Zerek Live Shrimp using Jagla setting

Size: 127mm

Colour:

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Murky Incoming

Line: Fins 30LB

Leader line: Sunline FC Rock Fluorocarbon 40LB

Knot: The Slim Beauty

Reel: Shimano Scorpion 1500XT

Rod: ST. CROIX Triumph TRC60MF 6'
MEDIUM POWER FAST ACTION 10-17LB 1/4-3/4oz.

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #3

W-hook: OWNER NITRO Stinger Double hook #4

Action: Steady retrieving


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25 May 2017

62cm Barramundi #1063
Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm
Jagla setting

I went fishing to Mindil beach after work  at set of sun.
The tide was coming into the rocky shallow water.
As a result, I caught a 62cm barramundi on Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm using Jagla setting again.
However, this led to a troublesome situation.
A friend of mine was told to sell his boat and buy a scooter to fish by his wife.
It would be a great error to suppose that a land based barramundi fishing should be easier and cheaper than a barramundi fishing by boat.
My land based barramundi fishing is cheek by jowl with the danger of sea because I normally wade in a water while fishing especially in times of murky water.
I always fish with the greatest caution against crocodile, stingray, stonefish, shark, snake and boxjellyfish.
As you know, I was stung by a stingray.
I fell down and got serious injured my knees, elbows and hands.
I once had 3.9m, 4.2m, 4.9m and 6.4m boat to fish in Darwin.
I think that a barramundi fishing by boat is much safer than my land based barramundi fishing.
I understand that.






62cm barramundi / May 17, 2017 / Mindil beach




Zerek Live Shrimp using Jagla setting

Size: 127mm

Colour:

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Murky Incoming

Line: Fins 30LB

Leader line: Sunline FC Rock Fluorocarbon 40LB

Knot: The Slim Beauty

Reel: Shimano Scorpion 70XG

Rod: ST. CROIX 6' MEDIUM POWER FAST ACTION 10-17LB 1/4-3/4oz USA

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #3

W-hook: OWNER NITRO Stinger Double hook #4

Action: Steady retrieving


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17 May 2017

69cm Barramundi #1062
Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm
Jagla setting

Jagla setting has been put to the test of actual fishing since April 26.
5 barramundi were caught by Jagla setting so far.
  • 49cm - April 26 / Mindil Beach
  • 61cm - April 29 / East Point
  • 52cm - April 30 / East Point
  • 59cm - May 6 / Mindil Beach
  • 69cm - May 13 / East Point
These above barramundi were caught near town in Darwin.
This is a pretty good result.

Mark Jagla who is the inventor of Jagla setting has a great perspective.
It was thought that barramundi always prefer to swallow baits fully with their massive mouths.
This story is partially true.
In particular, I know from experience that sea barramundi prefer to hit the tail of the bait in the shallow water.
They are just acting.
First of all act after looking at the other bait attitude.
if it looks fine as they look at the situation around, they will take it.
Mark Jagla pursued technology that utilizes the behaviour of cautious barramundi.

Jagla setting is suitable for use in a rocky place in the shallow water.
Originally, Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm is made of durable material.
That plays an important role.






69cm barramundi / May 13, 2017 / East Point




Zerek Live Shrimp 

Size: 127mm

Colour:

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Murkey Incoming

Assist hook: OWNER Nitro Double hook #4

Assist hook cord: Fireline XDS 0.33mm

Leader line: Sunline FC Rock Fluorocarbon 40LB

Knot: The Slim Beauty

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieving


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10 May 2017

59cm Barramundi #1061
Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm
Jagla setting

Saturday, I went to East Point to fish in the morning.
Barramundi might become very cautious by very clear water.
I didn't catch any barramundi there.
A little before sunset I went fishing to Mindil Beach.
The seawater was still very clear.
However, it's a windy condition.
The slanting rays of sunset was very effective at relieving barramundi's sense of caution.
I waded in the rocky shallow water not to step on the stingray or stonefish.
The water depth reached a few centimetres about the knee.
First, I cast a Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm / Rainbow-Fish colour.
Soon I hooked a nice sized barramundi but missed this first fish.
It was thought that a strong hook was needed.
Second, I cast a Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm using a Jagla setting.
Soon I hooked a nice sized barramundi again.
There were so many rocks covered with oysters in the water.
Winding a 15lb fishing line was carefully done.
As a result, I caught a 59cm barramundi on a Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm using a Jagla setting.
The assist w-hook was much more useful than the main large hook.
Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm using a Jagla setting can provide a very easy fishing scarcely being caught on an obstacle under the water, nor being hooked by a rock when cast or withdrawn.
The circumstance is completed in "Land based barramundi fishing near town in Darwin Vol. 4".
Please watch the movie on YouTube.






59cm barramundi / May 6, 2017 / Mindil Beach






Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm using Jagla setting

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Clear Outgoing

Assist w-hook: OWNER Cultiva Stinger Double hook #4

Line: Sufix 832 15LB braid

Leader line: Sunline FC Rock Fluorocarbon 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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4 May 2017

61cm Barramundi #1059
52cm Barramundi #1060
Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm
Jagla setting

 


"Jagla setting" did very good work again! 
I went fishing to Channel Island in the morning on April 29, but I didn't have any fish bites there. 
And then I moved to look for the good incoming tide to East Point. 
I had some barramundis' bites. 
Finally, I caught a 61cm barramundi on Zerek Live Shrimp using a Jagla setting.
However, the 45lb mono leader line as an assist hook cord broke with a snap.





61cm barramundi / Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm / Jagla setting


"Jagla setting" did good work again and again! 
I caught a 52cm barramundi on Zerek Live Shrimp using the Jagla setting in the afternoon on April 29. 
The assist hook cord should be set to a minimum length which is required to attach the w-hook to the tail of Zerek Live Shrimp. 
My 45lb mono leader line as an assist hook cord  was too long this time. 
A Kepler is preferred as an assist hook cord in material.
It is very important to make the lure swim in a stable state with good balance while performing a Jagla setting.






52cm barramundi / Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm / Jagla setting





Zerek Live Shrimp 

Size: 127mm

Colour: 03

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Murkey Incoming

Assist hook: W-hook with an assist hook cord

Leader line: Sunline FC Rock Fluorocarbon 40LB

Knot: The Slim Beauty

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieving


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27 Apr 2017

Attaching an w-hook as an assist hook to the tail of Zerek Live Shrimp, I could obtain a good fishing result even from cautious barramundi.
Zrek Live Shrimp
Barramundi # 1056-1058

We had a very good rainy season.
Continual heavy rain mainly between the end of December and the beginning of March partly washed away sand and mud that have settled at bottom of the small creeks and shoaly waters.

The small creeks and shoaly waters became shallower in recent years because of the poor rainy seasons.
Many rocks that fish were using as a refuge were buried in the sand on the bottom during that time.

Now it increased about a 15cm water depth at least.
That should be welcomed.
So small barramundi are increasing in my usual fishing locations.
They are easily caught on lures when the productive fishing window is opened.




Barramundi #1056 / Maria MJ-1 110F / East Point
April 23, 2017




Barramundi #1057 / Lucky Craft Sammy 115mm
Mindil Beach / April 24, 2017

Wednesday, I went fishing to Midil creek.
There's no moon.
The tide was 7.20m at that moment.
The tide water was going out.
The water was very clear.
Attaching an w-hook as an assist hook to the tail of Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm, I could obtain a good fishing result even from very cautious barramundi.




This revolutionary idea and lure were given by Mr. Mark Jagla.
Anyone can verify the effectiveness of this improvement.




Barramundi #1058 / Zerek Live Shrimp 127mm
Mindil Creek




Zerek Live Shrimp 

Size: 127mm

Colour: 03

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Very clear Outgoing

Assist hook: W-hook with an assist cord

Line: Fins 30LB

Leader line: Sunline FC Rock Fluorocarbon 40LB

Knot: The Slim Beauty

Reel: Shimano Calcutta 200D

Rod: ST. CROIX Triumph TRC60MF 6'
MEDIUM POWER FAST ACTION 10-17LB 1/4-3/4oz.

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieving


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