Bobs Barra

Bobs Barra

Caught in our local dam. Lake Moondara. She measured 108.5 cm's. Caught on a Rob Gaden Classic F18 lure. Colour - Gold Streak

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Nice fish mate! Beautiful

Wed, 2007-04-18 12:13

Nice fish mate! Beautiful colure like a mirror. What gear you catch it on?

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Thats one nice looking

Wed, 2007-04-18 12:15

Thats one nice looking female did she release nicely

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Wed, 2007-04-18 12:36

Jee whiz JD, looks like we got another serious contender for photo of the month. What a stoinka fish and cracking photo, magic.


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Wed, 2007-04-18 15:07

Stunning fish, stunning photo - can understand the smile (on Bob not the Barra!)

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Now that's a cracker of a pic.

Wed, 2007-04-18 15:58

Congratulations. A sensational capture.


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Wed, 2007-04-18 17:40

Beautiful fish there Bob (and JD). JD do you normally troll submerged structure at Moondarra or is it more a lure casting to structure scenario?



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great fish mate , barras

Wed, 2007-04-18 18:26

great fish mate , barras take some fine photos and thats a perfect example.

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She was caught trolling near

Thu, 2007-04-19 09:00

She was caught trolling near some markers you can see in the background. You can pick up a little hole on your sounder but only about 6m deep. This spot has produced a number of meter plus fish.

Bob uses a Shimano Ian Miller Raider Barra Impoundment rod, paired with a Shimano 300 Conquest reel (upmarket version of the TE 300, from Japan). I think he uses 30lb Fins Prt braid with 60lb Jinkai leader.

Casting at structure has produced results but the most success has come from this particular spot or trolling the edges of a number of weed beds throughout the dam.

Yes, she was released to fight another day. As are all the fish we catch in our dam.

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That raider rod seems to

Thu, 2007-04-19 09:54

That raider rod seems to handle 30lb alright by the looks, as it is only a 10kg rated stick i thought it my be to much for it but maybe not! Not a bad snapper drift baiting rod either.

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Fri, 2007-04-20 14:27

congratulations on a great catch and a great photo.

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Thats a nice fish

Fri, 2007-04-20 14:36

Over the moon with that 1 i bet
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Tue, 2007-04-24 20:21

Top fish mate, nice pic too jd. Me gotta get me one of those suckers.
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good size

Tue, 2007-04-24 21:04

Feed us ok for the weekend - well done!

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bob`s barra

Mon, 2007-04-30 15:55

nice photo bob, right in front of the transport bay kiosk may aswell put it on a tourist brochure for mount isa`s lake moondarra!