Bottom Bouncing is an effective saltwater fishing technique for coastal waters, beach fishing or reef fishing in the Northern Territory seas and tidal zones.
|At places such as Dundee Beach, this can bring in some great catches, particularly when Jewfish are biting on the change of Tides.|
Look for reefs in around 20-40 feet of water, using a variety of baits. One which is often successful is a squid/pilchard combo rigged on a chemically sharpened 8/0 - 9/0 hook with the lightest sinker needed to hold the rig on the bottom.
|Generally the best times to fish these reefs is at either end of the day - the "lower light period" and on the change of the tide for approximately 1- 2 hours before or after the slack water.|
In these conditions Jewfish are not the only catch to expect - Golden Snapper, Grunter, Queenfish and of course the ever present catfish and sharks are all likely to take the bait.
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(Feb to April 2015) Don't miss this exciting time on the Barramundi Fishing Calendar as the massive run off of the wet season floods provides exceptional fishing.
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Increased Limit of 3 Barra per person per day for the Mary River, including Shady Camp, has been announced.
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