did you catch them and what lures caught the fish?" These are
two common questions that arise at boat ramps at dusk on the average
The only problem with the answer to these questions is that the
answers pertained to that particular day, not tomorrow. In my many
years of experience on Lake Awoonga, there is no such thing as a
hot spot that produces barramundi every day of the year, let alone
every week or every day.
Circumstances within the lake, seasonal changes, water quality,
water levels, weed growth and the weather conditions all contribute
to the distribution and the response of the barra within.
Lures that produced glorious fish today may go untouched tomorrow.
Everyday is different, and so too is the way in which fish respond
and the areas in which they visit, rest and feed. A hot spot today
so often becomes a fishless, uneventful location tomorrow.
So what's in the paragraph?
Landlocked lakes are forever changing environments and with that
come mobile fish with changing states of enthusiasm.
Mobility from anglers and those willing to experiment with location
and lure types will see better results in such a diverse fishery
such as Lake Awoonga.
The reward of big fish in a spectacular setting is worth all the
effort for visiting anglers. Summer or Winter, the challenge is
up for Big Lake Barra - Jason Bird
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Barra - Shallow or Deep - Garry Fitzgerald
the Barra Puzzle - Jason Bird