I think that it's only beginner's imagination. (^o^)/
The absolute numbers of sea barramundis on our shallows are very small in August and September every year.
First, it is thought that some sea barramundis go to estuaries of big rivers from shore to prepare for spawning in September and October.
Second, it is thought that some mullets go off shore from our shallows to prepare for spawning in June, July, August and September.
Third, it is thought that an upward water temperature itself just after the cold season doesn't make a high fish activity.
On the other hand, we still can catch many nice sized other fishes off shore and reefs in August and September.
It will be very lucky for our land based barramundi fishing that we will have some rains in late September and we will catch some nice sized barramundis in late October.
If we won't have some rains in late September, we will have very tough conditions of the sea waters for our land based barramundi fishing on our shallows in October.
In some locations, the volume of the dissolved oxygen on our shallows will be slightly decreasing too.
In addition to the toughest season, the last poor monsoon season brought further misery to our land based barramundi fishing.
I have caught 793 barramundis on lures by land based since 2010.
Probably, I caught about 780 barramundis of them at Mindil Beach, Fannie Bay and East Point.
I have actually seen those results.
I learned from my experiences.
As a result,
I caught only this small barramundi tonight at last after the last barramundi I caught on August 15.
This fish had a damaged tail fin.
That's why he still stayed on our shallows.
August 25, 2013 Barramundi
Land based, Darwin, NT, Australia
Color: BLACK GOLD
Where: Shallow water 30cm
Water: Murky Outgoing
Tuning: OWNER/Berkley NITRO 1/8oz. 3.5g #3/0
Tuning: Glue SQUIDGY FISH to jighead
Line: FINS 30LB Braid
Leader: SURECATCH SOFTMAX SUPER SOFT 40LB
Knot: The Kaneit Knot
Reel: SHIMANO SCORPION 1500XT
Rod: ST.CROIX PREMIER / PC60MF
6' MEDIUM POWER, FAST ACTION, SCⅡ GRAPHITE, 10-17LB, 1/4-3/4 oz,
Clip: FORCE TEN STAINLESS DUO LOCK SNAPS #2
Action: Steady retrieving
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