good local knowledge???

Hi I'm new to Karratha as of a week ago and going to be living here for awhile due to work, Im from the NT and I've done heaps of barra fishing and I got good knowledge on how to get barra's but i want some tips on landbased fishing for this area and what types of lures are good etc. Thanks!


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Give it a few more weeks and

Fri, 2011-09-09 21:17

Give it a few more weeks and they will be around in numbers mate! Try using fizzers and poppers right on night fall once it warms up, also casting small hard bodies around seem to work well! They will fire once the water warms up mate, im expecting a very big year!

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Sat, 2011-09-10 13:15

Is low tide any good? Im aiming to pull one from cape preston this year, and can only really walk along the local creek's edge at low.


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fork out for a cheap tinnie

Sat, 2011-09-10 15:11

fork out for a cheap tinnie and you will have a much better chance, can definitely get them landbased but a lot more limited options.

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Yep, low tide is ya best

Sat, 2011-09-10 17:24

Yep, low tide is ya best option.  Find a deep gutter in a creek, preferably with a few rocks in it.

Barra are very special here, quite hard to find them.  A lot of visitors will kill every fish they can, which doesnt leave many, especially when u consider the creeks are only 2 -3 kms long and mostly shallow.  I suggest if you do get one, let him go.  If you are desperate for a feed, the reef fish or even salmon are much better eating and so much easier to find.  Good luck!



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Thanks for all your tips

Mon, 2011-09-12 12:04

Thanks for all your tips fellas, I'll use some different variety of lures and have a hit at the rocky spot on low tide.. but i think the best tip is to get a little runaround tinnie to better my options so if ya's here of anyone ready to sell a small boat just run it by me and i much appreciate all the feedback im looking forward to wettin the line this arvo with some backup artillary!!


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Yeah good info there

Fri, 2011-09-16 12:36

Letting them go is the best one comming from Darwin you would be used to that ethic any way, very similar to darwin fishing just shallower and no crocs.

You should do well.



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Hilly I got a big girl on an

Mon, 2011-09-26 18:32

Hilly I got a big girl on an xr12 on dead low in a pool with exposed rock bars from the bank a few weeks back mate. That was my welcome fish to Karratha. Keen as now cant wait til the water wrms up hey.