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
Zerek Live Shrimp
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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Thank you very much.