Our Best Barramundi Lures
When we first started experimenting with LED lights Barramundi were the first species we trialled it on. We tried a number of different coloured LED’s including red, green, blue, yellow amongst others. The way Barramundi were reacting to the flashing red LED was incredible, Barra would strike the red LED whilst the lure was sitting stationary, they didn’t do this once with the same lure without an LED, or with another coloured LED. Since refining the technology we’ve spent thousands of hours in the field creating lures specifically to catch Barramundi. Dirty water, dawn/dusk, overcast conditions and after dark is when you’ll notice the biggest spike in bites on the LED. To get the most out of the technology it is essential to match the hatch with a style of lure to mimic what the fish are feeding on that day.
One of the most important pieces of information to note with our LED technology is that it works brilliantly during daylight hours, at night the results can vary depending on a number of different factors such as the species of fish as well as the mood of the fish on the day. Night time fishing with the LED can be either excellent or the LED can become too bright and overwhelming for the fish, which is why we’ve developed an After Dark colour which has a significantly reduced LED for night time use. The significantly reduced LED in the After Dark works incredibly well, it is the perfect brightness for night time to ensure the best possible results are achieved from the lure.
Why LED technology works
Deep channels and rockbars often hold big Barra, one way to fish these areas is to cast big lipless crankbaits like the Juggernaut 90 allowing to sink then slow rolling or hopping across the bottom. The key to using hardbodied vibes like the Juggernaut’s is to use them exactly the same way you use a soft vibe. Trolling lures like the Firestorm 120 Shallow and the Cyclone in these deeper areas is another great way of fishing this scenario.For targeting deeper snags trolling the new Smoke series is ideal, the body profile and swimming action of the Smoke 80 was modeled off 3 common types of bait fish that Barramundi eat. It dives to 5 metres and works through structure brilliantly so you can work through snags with ease. The Smoke 65 is a better size for casting in smaller but fast flowing drains where you want the lure crash down into the strike, where are a lot of other lures won’t be able to dive quick enough.