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Fly Fishing

Chasing Golden Trevalley on the Magnetic Island flats.


Enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.

Sunday 7 March 2010

Still not Barramundi for us!

Even though the BCFC was holding a Land Based competition this weekend, Dad and I decided not to enter as we were getting desperate for a Barramundi. With the road into Cocoa questionable, we decided to try Alligator for something different.

We got there before sunrise and conditions were fantastic, total glass in the creek. We headed to the mouth to set out our pots. We were half way through putting out the pots when the sun began to rise and Barra started boofing on the opposite bank. Well, we couldn't get the post out fast enough! We ducked over and started flogging the water with lures. I managed two strikes pretty quickly, one good one that almost pulled the rod from my hand. But despite the razor sharp hooks they didn't hold. Unfortunately that was the last we saw of the Barra. As the tide dropped they appeared to have moved off.

We tried all sorts of things for the rest of the morning, but only managed some small Bream and Manjrove Jacks on Pillies.

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But, as cranky as we were for taking the pots and missing the best bite of the morning, we cleared 15 good crabs for the pots before heading home. Have a date with a Barramundi next weekend! NO