Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

On the BITE

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

On the BITE

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TIP #1: Water Clarity: In most cases (not all) you can have all the other steps right but failing this one will ruin the lot. I like to name water clarity as the top of my list for the six tips.

Water clarity for large barra in estuaries needs to be crystal clear. The colour I like to use to describe this is Guns n Roses green, because from a distance that's what the good water will look like to you.

TIP#2: Tide Timing: Timing when to fish during the tides is my second tip for catching big barra. When fishing in estuarine areas and rivers, timing is everything for catching that big trophy fish. The top of the tide is always a good time to troll for trophy barra as is the first part of the run in. I think a lot of this has to do with the movement of the bait.

TIP#3: Bait: A well-known fishing identity on one of his Fishing North Australia DVD's once said "You can't beat bait". Alex Julius was right. Sometimes, not all the time, you can get all the other tips right but without bait, the big barra are not going to hang around and feed. …

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