What an eventful month at Monduran, there have been plenty of barra caught on the cast and the troll, and we have released around 100,000 baby barra fingerlings back into the lake.
Prior to the recent floods, mature barra made their way down to the main basin area as their breeding instincts kicked in and tell them it’s time to head to salt water to change sex and spawn. We have not seen this happen for many years as new barra stocks were going through their juvenile stages.
It was only a matter of time, but the days of trolling and catching metre plus barra in the main basin, Bird Bay and Bass Strait are here again! We have had many angler reports of metre plus barra caught in these areas over the last month. Trolling hardbody lures like RMG scorpions, Big B52s, Predatek Vipers and the Reidys Judge will yield the best results. Reg got out and about recently and captured a monster barra in the Lake, and was happy to share his story with us!
Once again, the wind affected bays and points are the places where you will find active and feeding barra. Areas that have fished well are Bird Bay, Cow Bay, Heart Bay And Jacks Bay. Lures that have worked well are the ever-reliable Jackall Squirrel and Smash Minnow and in soft plastics the Squidgees Slick Rig Pro Range 110 and 130s. Barra will bite in the late afternoon and especially into the night. Put in the long hours and you will be rewarded!
December has been an eventful month to say the least. We have released around 100,000 over three separate occasions into the lake and all of our baby barra were healthy and active.
It’s hard to say what the success rate of these fingerlings would be, but with Monduran’s mass of healthy weed and the endless bait source found there, you can only imagine that the growth and survival rate of these fingerlings will be very high.
If you are interested in donating or purchasing any products (shirts and Brag Mats) that are on offer through our ‘Sponsor a Barra’ program you can do so by contacting Julie Whalley through the ‘Sponsor a Barra’ Facebook page. Alternatively, contact any of our helpful staff here at the holiday park. All profits go towards restocking fingerlings into this awesome impoundment.
It is impossible to overstate the importance of sustaining the future of our barramundi stocks. Barramundi are one of Australia’s most prized sportfish and are absolutely vital to our waterways.
Have a happy and safe new year from all our staff at Lake Monduran Holiday Park and we look forward to seeing you on your next fishing holiday.Reads: 641