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Fly Fishing

Chasing Golden Trevalley on the Magnetic Island flats.


Enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.

Friday 17 April 2009

Barramundi on Soft Plastics

Just got back from an afternoon with Ward chasing Barramundi in the freshwater. There has obviously been more rain around in the last few days than I though, water was up in all the freshwater areas.

To cut to the chase, we had a great session. I landed around 7 Barramundi, two of which went 62cm and 64cm. The smallest was 29cm, but there were a few in the 45cm range. All fish were caught on my sustain 1000 and 8lb Braid with 10lb leader. Only 1 large fish was lost due to wear on the leader. Not bad odds on such light gear!

The plastic of the moment was again a 65mm Squidgie Fro Fish in Grasshopper Green. I was using a 1/8 jig head (see below).

Unfortunately Ward was far less fortunate hooking 2 nice fish on fly, but failed to stay connected to either.

All fish were tagged and released.