Barramundi and Murray Cod are legendary Australian Sportsfish, they both grow well over a metre, and both are implosion feeders. Rather than opening their mouths and biting into something like we would do with a big chocolate donut they open their mouths so quickly that they suck down that donut with a single slurp quicker than you can say ‘on’.
I hear fishing tales all of the time, there is big fish in nearly a lot of inland waterways whether you’re fishing Blowering, the Murray river or anywhere in between. At the end of the day if you get enough people on the water fishing, a big fish is bound to pop up. When I start hearing success stories from everyone that's frequenting the same area I start to get intrigued, I love exploring new waterways and thought I’m going to give it a go. It was the last weekend of Cod season and after a few busy weeks I was dying to get away for the weekend, I had done an expo for 3 days the week before I needed a break from talking and decided I was going to throw the swag in the boat and go for a fish solo for the weekend. I drove up to the Murray River and start exploring some of the subsidiaries off the river to see what I could find.
If you’re heading to a local tackle store before a Cod trip chances are you’ll be looking at an assortment of divers, lipless crankbaits, spinnerbaits and surface lures. All of these lures are well justified to have all avenues covered, however there is a key lure style that is missing from that list, after speaking to a few blokes about this it seems to missing from quite a few of our Cod arsenals
Its hard to find a Cod lure that has a bit of size about it that doesn’t dive super deep, a lot of Cod lures are 8+ metre divers and are far too deep diving in smaller rivers where the average depth is around 2-3 metres. The Cyclone allows you to fish a bigger lure in these smaller river scenarios
Its that time of year again, Cod opening. For mine there is nothing that comes close to the excitement of the surface explosion from a Murray Cod. I started the season fishing the King river in regional Victoria, boy oh boy my response to the first couple of strikes were atrocious, the hits scared the hell out of me ending up in me pulling the lure out of the fishes mouth. After I got those first nervous strikes out of the road I was back on the horse and allowing the Cod to engulf the lure before striking and started to get a few hook ups.
Deep water jigging threadfin salmon
Let me tell you that those Juggernaut 90 vibes are totally awesome on threadfin salmon. Jigging in deep water today they caught 5 out of the 6 big threddys. The other guys on board were using some of the bigger name soft vibes and hardly got a touch. I think the LED in deep water helped as threddys don't have the best eyesight. They work best when the run backs off as they are a little light when the run starts to pick up, but hey great results today.
Ryan Moody - Hooked on Hinchinbrook Charters