15 Feb 2018

Huge outbreak of box jelly fish?

I have a bit of pent-up frustration.
Of course I know what the continuous heavy rains bring a very good season for the land based barramundi fishing after the rainy season, but I wish for the rain to stop for about 3 days.

I went fishing at East Point during a lull in the rain on February 11.
Contrary to expectations, the sea water wasn't muddy in colour.
I waded through the shallow water to the rocks.
I realized that there were many box jelly fish in the water.
This was my first time seeing so many box jelly fish.




Moreover, they were big in size.
Wherever I cast my lures, I caught stinging tentacles with my lure every time.




Fishing was quite out of the question.
I was forced to stop fishing until the box jelly fish moved to other areas.
I waited and waited, but there was no sign of their going.
After I cleaned my lures I went home.

To date, the species is known to have killed at least 63 people in Australia since 1884.
Is a large outbreak of box jelly fish now?

It was raining heavily that night again.


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8 Feb 2018

Barramundi #1117
Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm
Mr. Shane Oliver
ZMan Swimbaiz Minnowz 3"

It's the first sunny day in a while in the morning on February 4.
The weather is very changeable recently.
There is no guarantee that the fine weather will hold until the evening.
I went fishing at Channel Island.
The sea water was muddy at the place that was inshore of the sea.
On the other side of the muddy water, there was a clean water.
The tidal current was going out.
I cast Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm Aussie Herring at the clean water.
At that time, I couldn't grasp the state of barramundi's baits under that situation.
Therefore, my lure colour was matched with the water colour.
As a result, I caught a small barramundi.








On the other hand, Shane Oliver caught two small barramundi there.
He used Zman Swimbaitz Minnowz 95mm Morning Glory.
He had several bites of barramundi.
I confirmed that the colour of Morning Glory had that result in the muddy water.
Because he did the same thing before.






Predictably, the rain began to fall.
We had to cut short the fishing.
After all, the rain came down in buckets.

Small barramundi have a soft mouth during this season.
We should be careful during the fish landing.


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1 Feb 2018

Do you know what is good about Channel Island in fishing?

The heavy rains kept me from going fishing.
So I'm going to write about my favorite fishing location, Channel Island.
I normally ask my questions of nature with genuine curiosity and await her reply.
On the other hand, I'm usually in the pearling industry.
The experience that I gained in the pearling industry helps me greatly in my land based barramundi fishing.
Channel Island is a very good place for catching barramundi by land based among my usual fishing locations.
Surprisingly, my secret spot is a flat and uninspiring sandy-shallow water there.
What is good about Channel Island in fishing?
Normally, people would think of "not difficult for barramundi to find or obtain of appropriate baits".
I think that is correct.
This fishing location has a greater bait in quantity or amount as compared to other fishing locations.
What caused this difference in quantity of bait?
  • Great tidal range
  • Mangrove forests
  • The iron contained in water from land 
I think that the iron content especially is in excellent condition.




This above picture may be proof that we can collect many fragments of iron ores on the land near the fishing location very easily at Channel Island.

An iron-built ship becomes a very good artificial fish reef, but an airplane does not become a very good artificial fish reef.
Because an airplane is made from duralumin.

A huge outbreak of phytoplankton has to have iron.
The living world is supported by the food chain.
Phytoplankton is very, very important for our barramundi fishing in food chain.
I know about the importance of phytoplankton due to my job.

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21 Jan 2018

64cm Barramundi #1116 by Hiro
62cm Barramundi by Mr. Keith Watson

My very good fishing friend, Keith Watson and I went fishing at Channel Island on January 20.
It rained hard on the previous day.
There was much fresh water in the shallow water.
We didn't have any fish bites for a while.
It was sunny, but in the meantime it began to rain.
I thought that the sky looked lowering, but it wouldn't be much of a storm.
I spoke to Keith.
"The very beginning of rain is a big chance to catch a barramundi on shore."
Rainfalls and clouds changed the water colour of the sea from moment to moment.
We matched the colour of our lures with the constantly varying water colour.
Keith used Berkley Gulp Swimming Mullet 10cm Pumpkinseed.








As a result, he caught a 62cm barramundi.

I was casting lures at a deeper water than Keith's fishing point.
The reason I chose Squidgy Pro Mongrel 90mm Aussie Herring was because its colour also matched with the water colour.






As a result, I caught a 64cm barramundi.
Things did go by theory this time.

Squidgy Pro Mongrel

Size: 90mm

Colour: Aussie Herring

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Murky Outgoing

Line: Surfix 832, 20lb

Leader line: Black magic 40lb

Knot: The Slim Beauty

Jighead: Owner 1/4oz #1/0

Reel: Shimano Scorpion 70XG

Rod: Atomic Majar Craft Arrowz Barra AAB-60M 6'0" Lure: 7-28g Line: 10-16lb

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieve



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18 Jan 2018

Barramundi is very cautious
Me. Matt Cook
Zerek Live Cherabin 100mm

January 14, Sunday, I went fishing at Channel Island.
Including me, there were 4 people at the fishing spot.
My good fishing friend, Matt Cook (Cookie), stood apart from us.
He was standing knee-deep in the soft mad.
It's a dangerous state of affairs because there was a crocodile's habitat.
I could conceive why he had done such a thing.
Because barramundi is very cautious in the shallow water.
Barramundi can perceive something dangerous from the mood prevalent in a place.
As a result, Cookie caught a nice sized barramundi.




January 14, 2018 / Matt Cook

He used Zerek Live Cherabin 100mm Green colour.




After all, nobody other than Cookie caught a barramundi at Channel Island.
Barramundi take green lures in colour at this time of the year.






I also caught a 56cm barramundi on a green lure the previous day.

In addition, I used a green lure for catching a mangrovejack about this time two years ago.




About this time last year, I saw many large sized jelly prawn in my usual fishing location.




The seawater is murky green in colour in my usual fishing locations during this period.
Matching lure colour in water colour first, I sometimes use lure that resembles bait.
That has prompted me to this conclusion.


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16 Jan 2018

56cm Barramundi #1115
Samaki Boom Bait 4" Bomb Shad

January 13, Saturday, I went fishing at Channel Island in the morning.
The tide was going out.
The sea was calm.
I used a top-water lure of Lucky Craft Sammy 115mm for barramundi.
I hooked a nice sized barramundi but couldn't land him up.
And then I went straight to East Point too.
The tide was coming into the shallow water.
I caught a 56cm barramundi on Samaki Boom Bait 4" Bomb Shad.
This was my first time using this lure.






56cm Barramundi / January 13, 2018




Samaki Boom Bait 4" Bomb Shad

Size: 95mm

Colour: Lime Chartreuse

Where: Shallow water 30cm - 50cm

Water: Murky Incoming

Line: Surfix 832 / 20lb

Leader line: Black magic 40lb

Knot: The Slim Beauty

Jighead: Owner 1/4oz #3/0

Reel: Shimano Scorpion 70XG

Rod: Atomic Majar Craft Arrowz Barra AAB-60M 6'0" Lure: 7-28g Line: 10-16lb

Clip: Force ten Stainless Duo Lock Snaps #2

Action: Steady retrieve



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