Finally, 7-Year-Old-my fishing column comes to End.
My fishing column has stated since march 2012.
March 2012 - May 2015 in NTNews
June 2015 - July 2019 in Sunday Territorian
I cannot thank you enough for NTNews' continous support for my fishing columns for seven years. I'm full of feelings of gratefulness.
On the other hand, I started to record the results of my fishing on lures by land based from March 2010 as follows.
Only shown with #10 and above
My fishing locations as follows.
Mindil beach rocks
Myilly point rocks
Fannie bay rocks
East point rocks
Lee point rocks
I will become 59 in September.
I'm still keen on barramundi fishing on lures.
I have great admiration for the readers' generosity even though I'm a foreigner.
Thank you for reading my fishing columns for many years.
Saturday, July 20, it's a windy day.
I went fishing at Channel Island.
The water was cold and clear.
I chose the Rapala X-rap XR08 Glass Ghost after using several kinds of lures.
As a result, I caught and released a small barramundi.
Rapala X-rap XR08 Glass Ghost
Sunday, July 21, it's a windy day again.
I went fishing at Channel Island again.
I normally use 4 or 5 types of hard-body lures and 3 or 4 types of soft plastic baits every time.
I normally use 4 or 5 types of colours in rotation.
You don't have to use them in any particular order, nor do you need to use all of them.
In addition, increased the degree of clarity of the water of sea may require that lures be changed frequently in my land based barramundi fishing because barramundi are very cautious.
There were six people for fishing including me there.
I chose the Squidgies Fish 80mm Black Gold slightly applying the wariness to barramundi in water.
In addition, I used the Halco Catch Scent.
The Halco Catch Scent is bait additive that uses real fish pheromones to attract fish to soft plastic baits.
Barramundi don't dislike the Halco Catch Scent on approaching it to them.
That is for sure.
As a result, I caught a 55.5cm barramundi.
But I released that fish.
I don't keep barramundi which measures less than 55.5cm and more than 80cm in overall length.
Squidgies Fish 80mm Glass Ghost
Lure: Squidgies Fish 80mm Glass Ghost
Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm deep
Line: Surfix 832 30lb
Leader: Black Magic 50lb
Knot: The Albright Knot
Reel: Shimano Curado DC
6'6" Medium power, First action, 10-17lb, 1/4-5/8oz.
Customized by Mr. Matt West (Barra Classic 2010 Champion).
July 14, Sunday.
The 2019 Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta was held at the Mindil beach.
I had fun fishing at the Myilly point rocks in the bustle and noisy atmosphere of an annual festival event.
The wind was blowing strongly.
Still, the sea surface wasn't very wavy.
It generally blows hard but the sea surface isn't very wavy in the Mindil area at this time of year.
The water was cold.
The difference between high and low tide was small.
The tides were moving slowly.
The water was clear.
Normally, barramundi have the trait of being cautious and watchful in a very clear and calm water.
Luckily, the water was partly murky with strong wind in the shallow water.
This situation was effectual.
Someone caught a big barramundi.
I caught a 48cm barramundi and a bluesalmon.
I spread a Halco Catch Scent on a soft plastic bait every 15 minutes.
That might work.
I released a barramundi into the water.
I wanted to take the bluesalmon home and put that fish in a small tide pool.
The bluesalmon might be taken by a big bird when I was working on casting a soft plastic bait.
Lure: Squidgies Fish 70mm Drop Bear Jighead: 1/6oz #1/0 Where: Shallow water 30cm deep Water: Murky / Incoming Line: Surfix 832 20lb Leader: Black Magic 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/stop and go
I had fan fishing for the first time in four months in Channel Island.
I caught in a traffic accident in March.
I had been in bed for three weeks because of that.
I went to Japan after that.
I resumed my land based fishing starting from May 8 in Darwin.
During the next two months, it was very difficult to access to the fishing spot in Channel Island in the day time depending on the tidal level.
A land based fishing for the first time in a while at Channel Island was good.
The water was cold.
It was windy.
I fished at the lee of small island because the winds were contrary. Saturday's results:
Threadfin salmon Sunday's results:
I used a Halco Catch Scent as a fish-attracting.
I could confirm that it has the result.
Barramundi would take lures even at a low water temperature.
I have caught several blue salmon for many years but this was first time I caught threadfin salmon on lure in this shallow water.
58cm Barramundi and Threadfin salmon
Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm Drop Bear
Zerek Flat Shad 85mm
Squidgies Fish 70mm
Halco Catch Scent
Lure: Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm Lure: Zerek Flat Shad 85mm Lure: Squidgies Fish 70mm Where: Shallow water 50cm - 70cm deep Water: Clear - Murky / Outgoing Line: Surfix 832 30lb Line: Toray Super Strong PE Nage F4 11kg Leader: Black Magic 50lb Knot: The Albright Knot Reel: Shiman Stella 4000XG Reel: Shimano Antares DC MDXG Rod: Samurai fishing rods Refraction RFB351-266 6'6" Very Fast 10-17lb Rod: Redington Model CPX868C2 8'6" Medium Action 1/4-3/4oz 3-5kg Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2 Lure action: Steady retrieve/a single pause
The seawater was very cold on June 29.
Still, the sea-barramundi returned to the shallow water again.
The shallow water was colder than the deep water a week ago.
Therefore, they wouldn't come into the shallow water at that time.
Now, not only the shallow water, but also the deep water was very cold.
There is no temperature difference between the shallow water and the deep water.
They must eat to live even when it gets very cold.
That's why they will take lures in a very cold water in our dry season.
The tide times on June 29 as follows.
03:31 - 5.47m
09:13 - 3.40m
15:02 - 5.39m
22:01 - 2.09m
When I considered the above tide times, the seawater wouldn't move very much.
I thought that barramundi wouldn't come into the shallow water at Myilly point rocks.
A slightly wavy water is at least better than a very calm water is in my land based barramundi fishing.
I decided to go fishing at East point rocks.
According to my expectation, the seawater was slightly wavy there.
I chose a Yo-zuri Min's Minnow 90F.
The white-silver has been in good result lately.
The Yo-zuri Pin's Minnow 90mm Floating can produce a tight wiggling action that attracts a barramundi to strike.
I use this lure when barramundi are up feeding in the shallows.
As a result, I caught and released a 52cm barramundi.
Lure: Yo-zuri Pin's Minnow 90F
Where: Shallow water 50cm deep Water: Murky / Incoming Line: Sufix 832 20lb Leader: Black Magic 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 triple twitches/a single pause retrieve