It’s been an encouraging start to the season with our first constant northerly winds bringing the barra on the bite.
When the wind is constant, they school up together, get active and feed. However, when the wind becomes variable the barra separate from their groups making them a much harder target. When this happens trolling is a good option as you can cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. With winds like the ones we’re getting now, they should be hanging out in easy to find packs.
As a trend, from October onwards big female barra normally school up in the main basin area making them an easy target for anglers trolling and casting, however we haven’t seen them do this over the previous few years due to the fact the barra were still in their juvenile stages. Now that a large number these fish have matured, we should see these big girls return to the dam wall area as their breeding instincts kick in. of course, being a dam environment, these fish won’t actually be able to breed.
Just recently I’ve had the pleasure of trialling 3 new lures from Zerek with encouraging results. In the last few weeks I’ve tried the Surger, Fish Trap and Skittish Dog, all with great results. These are just a sample of the lures that are successful in Monduran at this time of year.
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