Barramundi are large predators that will eat a wide variety of prey. Live baits of mullet or herring are very successful, but need to be fished on relatively heavy estuary tackle.
Lure anglers have success with bibbed minnows, soft plastics, topwater lures, flies and many more. Sturdy baitcast tackle is the preferred tool for these hard fighters, which often entertain anglers by jumping high when hooked.
Here are some tackle recommendations when targeting barramundi.
Rod: 6’-7’6” medium/heavy/extra heavy Daiwa Spin & Baitcaster Rod Reel: 4000-6000 Daiwa Spin Reel, 150-400 Daiwa Baitcaster Reel
Line: 15-50lb PE line Leader: 20-80lb Fluorocarbon Leader
Lures: Bait Junkie 4.2/6.2” Minnow, Kikker Curly, 5/7” Jerkshad, Infeet Slippery Dog 97F, Double Clutch 95/115SP, Steez Current Master 93SP
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