Barra....on popper

Barra....on popper

Had a great day on Barra today... North Queensland secret spot. This 81cm fish took a "Super Blooper" that I've had for 18 years. Have only used it a few times but never got a fish on it. All the paint flaked off years ago, but the barra were going off on it today. Got four on the popper and dropped about another four. Awesome boofs on the surface!

cheers,

steve


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Healthy

Thu, 2007-01-04 18:47

Looks like a healthy barra there Steve! What pound line were you using and was it from a stocked impoundment or a river?

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Using 15 pound braid on

Thu, 2007-01-04 19:01

Using 15 pound braid on Shimano Chronarch with T-curve 6-8kg baitcaster. Beautifully balanced outfit. That fish was caught in a river, though you can probably tell from the tail colour there wasn't a lot of salt there.

cheers,

Steve
From Cairns GBR

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barra

Thu, 2007-01-04 19:07

8 weeks and im over there. cant wait!

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good fish

Thu, 2007-01-04 19:14

thats a great fish on 15 .,cant wait to get one myself .think ill be using something a bit heavier than 15lb line though.good stuff
andy hope ya get a few when your over there m8.should be heading back to exxie in a few weeks myself ,arhhh another fix
always in it just the depth that varies

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Nice Barra Steve!

Thu, 2007-01-04 19:25

Always great to get a capture on something that's been lying in your tackle box for a while. Just goes to show that the old gear can catch just as well as some of the new stuff.

Well Done.

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Andy Mac

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Fat healthy fish there mate!

Fri, 2007-01-05 12:16

Fat healthy fish there mate! Looks like it's been stuffing itself up in the freshwater there.

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