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

Posted on by Hiro

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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Golden snapper #18
Trevally #47
Long tom #7
Squidgies Slick Rig
Rapala XR-8

Posted on by Hiro

There was too much fresh water on shore at Channel Island this morning.
It's not good for my land based barramundi fishing.
I departed there, and went to Elizabeth river boat ramp to fish for the first time.

The tide had just been rising.
I caught some fish on small white lures with a sense of play.

This place was suitable for a family fishing on lures by land based???
I didn't think so.
No such place exists in Darwin.
Bad luck.




Golden snapper / Squidgies Slick Rig  80mm Drop Bear




Trevally / Rapala XR-8 80mm Glass Ghost




Long tom / Rapala XR-8 80mm Glass Ghost


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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39cm Mangrovejack #48
41cm tarpon #16
Squidgy Pro Mongrel

Posted on by Hiro

November 16, 2016
I couldn't expect much for catching a barramundi in my usual fishing locations because of too much water. 
When the high water came, a sea water reached 8m.
The sea water ran throughout the mangroves in my usual fishing locations.
The sea water overflowed outside through the small creeks.
By this, barramundi scattered wide on shore.

In addition, it is too wavy to fish a barramundi on lures on shore in the afternoon in this season.
It is truly difficult to find a place to fish by land based, and still more difficult to fish a barramundi by land based in such a difficult situation.

I went to a saltwater pond where was not affected by the strong wind in the city.
I waded in the water.
Many snakes were slithering about on the ground in this water in March.
I didn't see any snakes this time.
It's a very dark night when the moon wasn't visible.
I used a variety of lures from which to choose in my lure-box.
A 90mm Mongrel produced two results from this trial.
A dark Mongrel in colour did good work in spite of a dark night.
I caught 38cm mangrovejack and 41cm tarpon on a dark-colour Mongrel.
I knew that mangrovejack was very good to eat.
But I released these fish into the water.




39cm mangrovejack / November 16, 2016




41cm tarpon / November 16, 2016




Squidgy Pro Mongrel


Colour: Boof Mullet

Size: 90mm.

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Murky - milky Outgoing

Jighead: Owner 1/4oz #1/0

Line: Sufix 15LB braid

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

Knot: The Slim Beauty Knot

Reel: Shimano Stella 2500FE

Rod: Wilson Live Fibre Sportfishing Series Blade 'N' Tails Light

Clip: Force Ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieving



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66cm and 58cm Barramundi #1039-1040
Squidgy Pro Mongrel
To synchronize the Mongrel and water current

Posted on by Hiro

Sunday morning.
I went to Channel Island to fish.
It doesn't advertise at all.
I used a Squidgy Pro Mongrel having a white colour that improves fishing results when fishing results are not so good since in white-cloudiness in summer or in high-water-temperature, conspicuousness degree of lures in shallow water.
I have a feeling that a barramundi will take my Mongrel while my Mongrel is swimming very well in the water if barramundi is around my Mongrel.
When retrieving a 90mm Mongrel, it's important to synchronize the Mongrel and water current for my land based barramundi fishing.
All I have to do is not to retrieve a Mongrel very slowly in the water.
When I feel that my Mongrel somehow doesn't go with the water current, I will replace my Mongrel with a hardbody-lure.

For instance, in the case of a beginner user, let's just try it.
Who cares what happens afterward?
There's no sense things too much about that.
You may lose your Mongrel, though.

The water was murky - milky in colour.
Luckily, the water surface slightly waved in the breeze.
I ran through the check-out all lure-conditions.
Finally, I was happy with a Mongrel.
As a result, I caught 66cm and 58cm barramundi.




66cm and 58cm barramundi / November 13, 2016 / Channel Island




Squidgy Pro Mongrel


Colour: Rainbow Fish

Size: 90mm.

Where: Shallow water 50cm - 70cm

Water: Murky - milky Outgoing

Jighead: Owner 1/4oz #1/0

Line: Sufix 15LB braid

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

Knot: The Slim Beauty Knot

Reel: Shimano Stella 2500FE

Rod: Wilson Live Fibre Sportfishing Series Blade 'N' Tails Light

Clip: Force Ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieving



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Restaurant sized Rockcod #338
Squidgy Pro Mongrel

Posted on by Hiro

I went to East Point to fish after work.
I caught a restaurant sized rockcod on a Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm Rainbow Fish.
Rockcod is probably thought to be a low rated fish for eating.
Rockcod is regarded as inferior in flavor to that of coraltrout.
It is all right, somehow.
Nevertheless, deep fried rockcod with sweet and sour sauce is very delicious.
My most favorite rockcod dish is steamed fish in Hong Kong style (Cantonese style).




Rockcod / November 7, 2016 / East Point




Steamed rockcod




Squidgy Pro Mongrel


Colour: Rainbow Fish

Size: 90mm.

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Murky Outgoing

Jighead: Owner 1/4oz #1/0

Line: Sufix 15LB braid

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

Knot: The Slim Beauty Knot

Reel: Shimano Stella 2500FE

Rod: Wilson Live Fibre Sportfishing Series Blade 'N' Tails Light

Clip: Force Ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieving



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66cm Barramundi #1039
Squidgy Pro Mongrel
White lure in colour

Posted on by Hiro

Saturday
I went to Channel Island to fish by my scooter around lunch time..
Around the beginning of November, my usual fishing locations begin to be influenced by the strong wind.
And in the late afternoon the sea is up every day.
I become unable to fish on shore after work.
This condition will continue until March.
There are exceptions to it, however.
We had a sunny weather during the rainy season for the last few days.
That regained the concentration of salt in sea water on shore.
Small bait fish came back to the shallow waters.
Barramundi won't come near to the floating objects such as fallen leaves and sea weeds in the shallow water.
I cast lures while avoiding those waters.
In addition, I had to wade while avoiding stingray and stonefish.
The sea water was murky-milky in colour.
A white lure is effective for a milky water.
It's not absolutely necessary.
You can use your favorite lures as a substitute for a white lure in colour.
Barramundi will take any lures in colour when they are aggressive. 
That is the way lure colours are.
Nevertheless, as far as I have experienced, to aim at the improvement of probability of catching, a white lure is effective for a milky water.
I have been mentioning the effect of a white lure since I started my fishing blog.
As a result, I caught a 66cm barramundi on a Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm Rainbow Fish.






66cm Barramundi / Channel Island / November 5, 2016




Squidgy Pro Mongrel


Colour: Rainbow Fish

Size: 90mm.

Where: Shallow water 70cm -100cm

Water: Milky Outgoing

Jighead: Owner 1/4oz #1/0

Line: Sufix 15LB braid

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

Knot: The Slim Beauty Knot

Reel: Shimano Stella 2500FE

Rod: Wilson Live Fibre Sportfishing Series Blade 'N' Tails Light

Clip: Force Ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieving



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60cm Barramundi #1038
Squidgies Slick Rig

Posted on by Hiro

By the way, a real beginner of the lure fishing who has never caught fish on lures often asked me where I fished and when I fished.
I understand his situation so much that it hurts.
For the period up to the his first experience in which he will catch fish on lure, he should have patience and effort to continue his fishing through difficulties.
Every skilled lure fisherman experienced it.

Luckily, we had a sunny weather during the rainy season this weekend.
There was the calm state of the sea without wind and waves which affected adversely in barramundi fishing on lure by land based.
A gentle wind made ripples on the surface of the sea for a moment.

The largest casting-distance could be obtained by using a Squidgies Slick Rig.
In addition, Drop Bear was very effective for the murky-milky water in colour in the rainy season.
By this, I could take a momentary fishing chance.
As a result, I caught a 60cm barramundi at Channel Island this morning. Lucky!






60cm Barramundi / October 30, 2016 / Channel Island




Squidgies Slick Rig


Colour: Drop Bear

Size: 80mm.

Where: Shallow water 70cm -100cm

Water: Milky Outgoing

Line: Sufix 15LB braid

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

Knot: The Slim Beauty Knot

Reel: Shimano Stella 2500FE

Rod: Wilson Live Fibre Sportfishing Series Blade 'N' Tails Light

Clip: Force Ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieving



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71cm Barramundi #1037
Squidgy Pro Mongrel
Something unusual happened in food chains.

Posted on by Hiro

Last weekend, I caught a 71cm barramundi at Channel Island by making full use of my own information system for thinking device just like a pearl grader for pearling.
I work for the Paspaley Pearling.
Paspaley Pearling is, of course, a famous pearl-producer of Australian South Sea Pearls, who makes the world's best pearls.
Checking pearls is something that is appropriately estimating the growing condition of mother pearl oysters for me.
Due to my job, fishing barramundi is something that is guessing the environment surrounding barramundi for me.
As you know, I have no car or boat.
In order for me to efficiently catch barramundi on lures by land based around Darwin city, it is important to understand several interrelated food chains in the shallow water, weathers, water temperatures, tides, fishing locations, barramundi's life-cycle and barramundi's trait of being cautious.
I need to judge that as a whole.
As a result, this may sound like blowing my own horn, but I could have an invisible skills dependent on experience in land based barramundi fishing on lures.

Am I exaggerating the barramundi fishing?
Please overlook that because I'm a pearl grader for pearling.
It will be all right to you, somehow.
Because you know that things do not go by theory alone.

I sometimes feel anxious about the taste of sea-barramundi this year. 
Even for me that was unclear to understand the phenomenon of a decrease in flavor.
I asked my big boss, Mr. James Paspaley, for his advice about this matter.
His opinion was clear and explicit.
Barramundi didn't take in jelly-prawn very much this year.
His remark pulled me up sharply.
I haven't seen any big schools of jelly-prawn in my usual fishing locations this year.
Now I see the light.
Conversely, it shows the fact about something unusual happened in their food chains.
Isn't that just what you'd expect from the top person of the Paspaley Pearling?
He certainly has the character of a truly great pearling man.
That's why the Paspaley Pearling can make the world's best pearls.
I caught a 71cm barramundi on a Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm Buff Mullet at Channel Island last weekend.
Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm has been very successful in my usual fishing locations so far this year.
It is not extraneous that large outbreak of jelly-prawn is decrease.






71cm barramundi / October 29, 2016 / Channel Island




Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm Buff Mullet




If it were usual, I would have eaten barramundi in sashimi style.
That's why I made numus this time.


Squidgy Pro Mongrel


Colour: Buff Mullet

Size: 90mm.

Where: Shallow water 70cm -100cm

Water: Milky Outgoing

Jighead: Owner 1/4oz #1/0

Line: Sufix 15LB braid

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

Knot: The Slim Beauty Knot

Reel: Shimano Stella 2500FE

Rod: Wilson Live Fibre Sportfishing Series Blade 'N' Tails Light

Clip: Force Ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieving



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57cm Barramundi #1036
Squidgy Pro Mongrel
Milky water

Posted on by Hiro

It seems that the quality rainy season has set in.
I want this rainy season to shower benefits upon us this time.
The quality rainy season pays in the long run.
However, it's very difficult for a land based fisherman to fish in the shallow waters due to the prolonged rainy weather.
There will be a lot of mostly very wavy days in my usual fishing locations in the rainy season.

I went home as soon as work's over and then I went to Mindil Beach to fish before the sun went down.
A sea barramundi doesn't approach to the very shallow water due to being low in the salinity concentration in the shallow water recently.
I had to approach to barramundi.
I waded through the shallow water and had a walk of approximately 25 meters in the water.
The water was very milky.
I saw some stingrays around me.
Finally, I caught a 57cm beautiful barramundi on a Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm Rainbow-fish colour.





October 26, 2016 / 57cm barramundi




Squidgy Pro Mongrel


Colour: Rainbow Fish

Size: 90mm.

Where: Shallow water 70cm -100cm

Water: Milky Outgoing

Line: Sufix 15LB braid

Leader line: Shimano Ocea Leader 25LB 

Knot: The Slim Beauty Knot

Reel: Shimano Stella 2500FE

Rod: Wilson Live Fibre Sportfishing Series Blade 'N' Tails Light

Clip: Force Ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieving



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Barramundi #1035
Squidgy Pro Mongrel
Big tide at a smal creek

Posted on by Hiro

Tonight's high tide was very big.
19:52pm--7.92m

I went to Mindil Beach to fish.
The big tide brought barramundi to the small creek tonight.
The number wasn't a lot.

Due to the rain last night, the water was murky.
Luckily, there were not many marine suspended matters.
It's clear the way for lure fisherman.

The moon was at the full but the moon was luckily low in the sky.
The wind condition was also good in a gentle breeze.

I needed to cast lures to a point position on the side far from my standing position.
I could cast lures effectively by wading in the water.
That would be very dangerous because there were many stingrays in this water.
In addition,  a 2.5m crocodile was seen sunning itself on the Cullen Bay sandbar a few days ago.

Finally, I caught one of the few barramundi in that situation.
That fish wasn't very big in size.
Taking the fishing location into consideration, this result was better than nothing.

The FG knot was equipped in advance at home but I had a breakage of my fishing-line at this creek tonight.
I had to knot the fishing lines on the spot.
After all, I tied the Slim Beauty knot at that time.






October 18, 2016 48cm barramundi




Squidgy Pro Mongrel


Colour: Aussie Mullet

Size: 90mm.

Where: Shallow water 30cm -50cm

Water: Murky Outgoing

Line: Sufix 15LB braid

Leader line: Shimano Ocea Leader 25LB 

Knot: The Slim Beauty Knot

Reel: Shimano Stella 2500FE

Rod: Wilson Live Fibre Sportfishing Series Blade 'N' Tails Light

Clip: Force Ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieving



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70cm and 62cm Barramundi #1033 and #1034
Maria MJ-1 SF110
Squidgy Pro Mongrel

Posted on by Hiro

It's natural that there are some places having high cost effectiveness for the sponsors of Million Dollar Fish.
I heard that some barramundi with a red tag were released from the boat lamp at Channel Island too.
So I went to Channel Island to fish and sought out that chance.

The tides on October 8
03:35am--3.15m
09:10am--5.64m
16:13pm--2.31m
22:32pm--5.89m

The tides on October 9
04:25am--3.56m
09:39am--5.16m
17:03pm--2.72m
23:27pm--5.55m

I caught 70cm and 62cm barramundi on October 8 but didn't catch any fish on October 9 at Channel Island.

The best tide shifts with the best fishing point every hour.
There was a widespread milky water there on October 8.
There was a stretch of seawater without current or movement on October 9.
In addition, the current caused by tides was very slow.
The seawater was clear.




70cm Barramundi was caught on a Maria MJ-1 SF110.




Maria MJ-1 SF110




62cm Barramundi was caught on a Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm Rainbow Fish.




Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm Rainbow Fish.




October 8, 2016

70cm Barramundi : Maria MJ-1 SF110 110mm
62cm Barramundi : Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm Rainbow Fish



Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Milky-Muddy Outgoing on October 8
Water: Clear Outgoing on October 9

Line: Toray Jigging PE 30lb

Leader line: Schneider 45LB

Knot: The FG Knot

Jighead: Owner Nitro Jigheads 1/4oz #1/0

Reel: Shimano Scorpion 1500XT

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

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Twitch, retrieve, twitch, retrieve, twitch, twitch and retrieve
Action: Steady retrieving for Squidgy Pro Mongrel



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Million Dollor Fish started.
Mr. Jason Smith

Posted on by Hiro

Million Dollar Fish started today!
Jason Smith and his son, Reece came to Channel Island to fish Million Dollar Fish.
Jason used a Gold Bomber for the super shallow water.
It's a special lure technique with high level of difficulty.
The form of raising a fishing rod held to the top, and holding it up high to the front.
I often use that method too.
As a result, Jason caught a barramundi, but that fish didn't have a million dollar fish tag.
This young fisherman knew that his father is the much better fisherman than Hiro.
Because I couldn't catch any barramundi there.




It's a local culture created by many local fishermen.
Darwin's local fishermen and fisher-women having a high standard in barramundi fishing are very generous.
They are having interest in my activity as one of the barramundi fishing.
I also have interest in their fishing methods.

Some people feel uneasy with my fantastically dressed style having knee-pads and elbow-pads while I am fishing. 

I injured my legs, arms and fingers many times especially while I was wading in the murky waters. 
To make matter worse, I'm 56 years old having a minor case of diabetes.
I really won't get injured.
I also don't want you to get injured.
In addition, we might encounter various dangerous animals at the land based fishing locations. 

 
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