7 HELPFUL TIPS TO CATCH BARRAMUNDI FISH ON LURES FEATURE

7 HELPFUL TIPS TO CATCH BARRAMUNDI FISH ON LURES

Barramundi is probably the most elusive and iconic sports fish in Australia. This is primarily the reason why a lot of Australian anglers want to learn how to catch Barramundi.

Here are some tips to help you catch Barramundi fish on lures.

LOCATING BARRA

First off, to catch a fish, you have to think like a fish. Ask yourself this – Where will a Barramundi go to catch their prey? Your options will either be in saltwater or freshwater. Now, search for a spot with natural baits like weed beds, lily pads, rock bars, lotus beds, mud banks, deep ledges and undercut grass banks. You can also look for deeper areas of an intersection of two separate flows of water.

THE BEST SEASON TO CATCH BARRAS

You have to consider the current season if you’re catching Barramundi. Dry season makes it harder to catch one since they tend to move less to conserve energy. Most of them usually change locations from different spots and shift their aggressiveness depending on the season.

WATER TEMPERATURE

Water temperature dictates a Barramundi’s mood, whether they are active or not. Usually, the ideal water temperature for catching a Barramundi is between 24 to 30 degrees Celsius. Using a thermometer will help you do the job in checking the water temperature.

KEEP YOUR CONSISTENCY

Barramundi are lazy and can be indecisive. You may have to do repeated teasing before you go for the kill. There may be no other options for you, but to fish on the same spot if you’re fishing by land. Same as if you’re on a boat, you have to keep on trying at that one spot before moving on to the next to cover all areas.

LURES TO USE

Some lures to use are the traditional minnows and soft plastics. You can use popper lures at night with a slow retrieve. Soft plastic swimbaits also work well occasionally. Don’t be afraid to vary your lures every time. Experiment on types and colours until you have figured out which one works best for you.

SUGGESTED METHOD

Barramundis are very laid-back. They don’t like going out to feed, but will rather wait for their prey to pass by and that’s when they make their move. You have more chances of catching barramundis if you get your lure near their current location. Slowly move the lure closer to barra’s nose since they don’t usually go for a fast-moving lure.

RETRIEVE

When using lures for catching barramundis, retrieve slowly. Vary your retrieval from extremely slow to a medium pace. Barramundi have tough mouths making them an expert at snapping hooks. Maintaining the line tension at all times and retrieve quickly may help you catch barramundis successfully.

These are the tips on how to catch Barramundi fish on lures. Go ahead and try them out to test their validity and reliability. You must be patient and consistent when catching one. Keep in mind that fresh baits have better chances of catching barramundi, but it’s more challenging to capture barramundis on lures.


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Jackson Williams
jacksonw@dinga.com.au

Jackson Williams has been fishing around Australia for 20 years and loves his home region of far north Queensland.