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Fishing Fresh Finniss

Well was an exciting weekend with the Palmerston Game Fishing Club, suppose to go blue water but the wind stopped that idea. Was decided to head to Fresh Finniss and glad we did as Angie finally got her first legal Barra of 73cm on a Blinky’s Lures that I won in Bereaved Parent Support NT – SIDS and Kids NT online auction.

We arrived late to the comp and had a chase up to find out where the fish were hanging as there were a few boats on the water. There were fish around if you could find them but not a lot were hungry or even interested. Most were deep amongst snags or holding close to near by structure. We used vibes and weighted small rubbers to tease them out, but most were not interested.  We worked hard for our fish and got rewarded with some decent whacks and hook ups. We manage to wrangle up about 5 fish for the day and half. 73cm which my wife caught was the biggest of the trip.

Finally the kids didn’t out fish me for once but the sledges were still rolling. Want to also send out a thanks to Brad from Get Hookd Oz taking some photos of the boat and fish.

NT Barra Fishing & exploring runoff floodplains

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Fishing Shandy Runoff 2019

Went out for an exploration trip with Mikey from NT Fishing Adventures to Shandy Camp. The fishing was tough and found the weather was against us but as most fishos up here do we persevered. We launched at 4:30am, in which we took no time hanging around and rocketed to the mouth to see what was happening.

We marked up a lot of fish on the side and down scan but was hard work getting them to at least bump our lures. We trolled for a bit to checked out where they were hiding and feeding. after a few troll runs they were found hugging a bank  near an inlet. We changed our tactics from trolling as we only seen one fish caught while we were there, to flicking a prawn and a vibe. On my first cast I managed to hook up to a mid 50’s model fish. Was a really good feeling to know you can trust your sounder is telling you the truth.

 

As the tide changed we managed a few more Barramundi. Wind and the rolling waves was dirtying the water as the water moved into the mouth. We stayed a bit longer and decided to head up stream and find some runoffs. Mikey landed a few more fish but was hard work to land some scales.

 

In the Video below you will see we end up at on of the barrages having a look around. Its an epic sight, which to me never gets old. Enjoy the small film that Mikey put together.

 

https://youtu.be/E6LHz3D5M48