In order to address the question, I enlisted the help of lure manufacturing royalty here in Australia, Dave Killalea from Old Dog Lures. A question I am often asked is how to select the best fishing lures to take travelling.
The first thing to think about when deciding on the best fishing lures to take to northern Australia is to match the hatch.
By that I mean, if the fish are feeding on big mullet, you’ll need a big lure.
If the fish are feeding on jelly prawn, you’ll need a small lure.
So you’ll need to get familiar with the kind of bait fish your target species are likely to be feeding on.
Secondly you’ll need to match the depth the fish are holding up.
There’s no point throwing a lure that runs to 18 feet at fish holding in 2 feet.Hublot Replica Watches
These days with the sounding equipment available (I’m currently using a Garmin 95sv CHIRP), it’s relatively easy to determine where in the water column they are.
If your fish are hanging in the snags, you may want to try a sinking lure that will drop straight down.
A lure that floats tail down can be skipped along the surface like a pop eye mullet.
And a lure that floats bib down can be positioned in front of deeper fish quickly as it will dive more easily.
Another thing to consider is the hardware.
Don’t even bother heading to northern Australia without using good Aussie lures with serious 6x strong hooks.
I chat with Dave in the video below about these and some other considerations when selecting the best fishing lures to take when heading north.
In the video we use some of Dave’s Old Dog Lures as examples, and if you’d like to know more you can check them out on his website;
Old Dog Lures.
I also talk about upgrading your lure hardware in a previous post which you can watch here;
Upgrading your lure hardware.
Confused about traditional vs CHIRP sounding technology?
How CHIRP works is explained here with some neat sounder shots.
And a few more of my barra fishing tips for those heading north can be found here;
Barra Fishing Tips
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