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first barra
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:10:30 PM »
went fishing today at the sunshine coast barra park, after spending numerous hrs trying to get them to mistakenly swallow a hook with some of there pellets that they willingly devour when not pierced with a hook we decided to try a squidgee and low and behold they bit loke crazy, I dropped my first two in the space of 3min but then managed to land the following two,

its a good place to go with kids as the fish wolf down the pellets and can often be seen following a lure or sizing up a bait,













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Re: first barra
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 09:01:45 PM »
Nice one Redline, always good when you crack a 'first off' :thumbsup

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Re: first barra
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 09:11:03 PM »
Great work mate, a memorable day. Now you've popped the barra cork, the rest will get easier.  :thumb

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Re: first barra
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 09:46:39 PM »
forgot to mention, this was also the first time i have caught a fish on a lure/soft plastic/squidgee thing ever.

now i have caught two barra on a fake bait wooohooo :OMG

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Re: first barra
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 10:06:32 PM »
mate, congrats on that, its an addictive thing that chasing fish on arti's

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Re: first barra
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 10:11:17 AM »
yeh gotta agree with u, always use bait for my freshwater fishing because i had never had any luck with lures and had tried a good few times, now keen to get out looking for a bass or somesuch with some lure :youbeauty

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Re: first barra
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 11:41:16 AM »
Congrats on the Barra mate.  The Bass should be easy now.  Just hit the Stanley with some Spinnerbaits.

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Re: first barra
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 12:19:17 PM »
well i have been fishing the stanley for the last 33 years and never used anything but bait (worms) and saltwater yabbies in somerset for yellas,

might have to have a flick then,

if only there was a like minded person that lived close that was keen on coming with me to some areas few know about to give me some lure guidance lol

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Re: first barra
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 08:20:28 PM »
Congrats mate. Nothing like ya 1st barra. Wait till ya get 1 in a dam or river.
Fished the barra park last year and had some great fun. We found the secret was to fish very light mono line (4lb) and use very little brown hooks. Much like you would use for gar or bass. Place the biat on hiding the hook. We'd then berley them up leaving our bait floating in the middle of the berley. as soon as it sunk we chucked it. We landed plenty of barra and some nice jew. Biggest barra i think was around 88cm. Great fun when up the coast.

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Re: first barra
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2012, 09:18:55 PM »
good one, yeah we tried the same method but the fish would come up to the bait and then shy away from it, clearly they could see the line or hook or both and no fish, take the bait off and toss it back and bingo they hit it the same as a hookless bait :OMG

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Re: first barra
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 10:24:18 AM »
Nice stuff, I went there once and managed a jew... and a dropped barra!

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Re: first barra
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2012, 12:45:03 PM »
yer i dropped two over 60cm in two min before i got these two :youbeauty

 

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