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 Post subject: Barramundi in daylight?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:28 pm 
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Having scanned the forums for info on barramundi fishing in Goa it would seem that they are predominately fished for in the hours of darkness. Is this really the case or is it possible to catch during daylight? If so would anyone have ideas on the necessary tactics for success?
Greg


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:53 pm 
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One of our members Spoonanglers might be of help. I will try get him on this thread...


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If the water is clear, then in daylight, you're looking at either trolling in the deeper water of the river with deep running (4m+) plugs or getting a little boat and casting into the shade under the mangroves.

Just after or durring the monsoons, you might get fish in daylight anywhere if the water is coloured but the classic place for intercepting barra in these conditions is at the mouths of creeks that are running back into the main river as the tide drops.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:39 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. It would appear that if I want a barramundi then I will have to sacrafice some of my evening social life.
Ken L ;- I think that we have a mutual friend in Ashok, I will ask him for advice in October when I return to Goa.


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You mean this chap ?

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If you don't already know the other guy's in the village, get him to introduce you angelo and lowrence (locals) and to Equart (french) and "King John" who should have his own boat buy now.


Don't worry to much about the social life. Most of the time, I didn't even set off until after the bars had shut. It just cramps your drinking style a bit.


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That's the man! The last time we talked he had got over the fish hook in the foot episode and showed me a barramundi that Angelo had caught the previous night - it had to be 20lb plus!! A fantastic fish!! I think that I will try free lining mackerel off the rocks into deep water and also in the current in the esturies a few times, you never know there might be something big out there that's also concerned about its evening social life! I will let you know how I get on.

Greg


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You won't get many live makeral but if you have a chat with the local guys throwing cast nets they can sort you out with live mullet - which are a better bait anyhow.

Scott (worldfisher) hooked and lost a big (Big enough to pull me off my feet when I tried to handline it) ray up in the river but most of the hookups with unstopable fish on baits have happened on the beach by the sweetwater lake. Lots of catfish and morays and then a "thing" comes along and does you. No idea what they are 'cause we've not landed one or even stopped one yet. Best place seems to be between the rocks in the middle and the cliff at the far end.

Do take lures though, you'll kick yourself if you don't. For lure fishing for the barra, I go with 14lb Fireline (distance is vital) and a 30lb flouro leeder onto a Breakaway fastlink clip.

I've posted up a fair bit of info about how to catch the barra on here, on WSF and on anglersnet but if you need to know specifics, drop me a line.

Oh, and good luck.


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greg lang wrote:
Having scanned the forums for info on barramundi fishing in Goa it would seem that they are predominately fished for in the hours of darkness. Is this really the case or is it possible to catch during daylight? If so would anyone have ideas on the necessary tactics for success?
Greg


I guess they are less likely spooked in the cover of darkness.. in daylight they may hang around structures


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If they are lurking there you can catch them in daylight too… luck should be on your side.


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The problem is that they drop back into deep water and are usually way out of casting range.


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