Big Barramundi in Cairns Inlet

March 31, 2016 by John Hangodi

Trip Info

The Catch
Snapper (Mangrove)

We hoped there would be at least one more decent rainfall coming, we have arrived at April and it looks like the wet just did not happen this year.  \The small tides before the upcoming black moon have been favorable.

We have been able to fish the deep 20 meter channels and there have been consistent catches of Threadfin Salmon, good Fingermark (Golden Snapper), Tarpon, Queenies and GT’S.

And there have also been plenty of reef sharks to keep both the anglers and the guide busy!

The definite Highlight of the past week was a massive, approximate 1.2 metre Monster Barramundi. The reason I say approximate is because a large Bull Shark helped himself to the tail end right by the boat as the landing net was on standby!

Check the photo and you can see the damage a shark can do to a trophy Barra.

The black moon is only 5 days away! That means the big incoming morning tides are building and will soon be pushing on to the pressure points! Cairns Trinity Inlet will be firing.

The big predators prefer these tides over any other!

Tight Lines,
John H

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