Land of the giants
Anglers come to Lake Awoonga to catch some of the two million plus barra that call this lake home. Many of the barra are now over the magic metre mark, with the largest caught weighing in just over 30kg.
Skilled anglers have recently developed methods to target barramundi all year round, making Awoonga a true 12-month fishery.
THREE SUCCESSFUL TECHNIQUES
Swim baits in the shallows
Fishing soft plastic swim baits for barramundi has taken a little while to get noticed by mainstream anglers. Good anglers like Steve Morgan, John Schofield, Matt Mott and Rod Collings have been developing and mastering swim bait techniques for a few years and their results speak volumes about this technique’s viability.
Fishing swim baits can be very easy. At its simplest you find a good looking bank, cast your swim bait out, let it sink to the bottom or to the top of the weed and wind it back in with a medium paced retrieve...