Targeting barramundi in the cooler months can be a bit of a challenge, but if you apply the right technique you’ll come up trumps. The secret, according to Hinchinbrook Channel fishing guide Nathan Kemp is finding the right sort of territory and dropping in some live bait like creek prawns or mullet or herring.
Set your bait on the bottom on a snag or rocky ledge and it will start to quiver when a big fish comes in, so you’ll feel your rod start to vibrate.
Nathan shows when it’s colder the barramundi tend to hang close to structure, but at other times of year they might sit on a deep hole or a ledge.
If you are in Tropical North Queensland chasing prized barra and you want some professional tuition then Nathan Kemp’s Hinchinbrook Full-On Fish’n Charters operate out of Lucinda, at the southern end of the Hinchinbrook channel.
Contact: Hinchinbrook Full-On-Fish’n Charters
Ph: 0429 332 566