Durack Lakes barra

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Durack Lakes barra

Post by keenfisho24 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:53 pm

Went down to try my luck two days ago. Popped down to the nearest Lakes, got a live bait and threw it out. Within 2 minutes Hooke don't a barra around 60cm. Ended up taking him home for a pretty good feed. Also shined the torch around at night and got around a half of dozen cherries and half doz teddies. Good feed.



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Post by keenfisho24 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:54 pm

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Post by keenfisho24 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:59 pm

Sorry I meant redclaw not teddies. First time fishing durack and my dad said he used to fish it ages ago for big barra, tarpon and sleepys. He reckons the fish he ate out of their a while back was good so he told me to keep one that I got

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Post by Captain6979 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:47 am

Pretty sure that there are signs recommending you don't consume Fish that come out of there.. Yuk.. I personally would have thrown it back, and let it get bigger to catch next time..

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Post by keenfisho24 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:30 am

The water quality is as good as any ollake or empoundements like Lake bennet for example. Water is especially clean this time of year and as for heavy metals. I'm sure it can't be near as bad as the ones out of the mcarthur or upper reaches of the Daly. I release him back down the toilet... As a turd. Mate I was hungry alright. I'm 12 years old and first barra out of there cmon

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Post by keenfisho24 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:31 am

And look at that I'm a gold member already

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Post by Matt Flynn » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:35 am

I released him back down the toilet... As a turd.
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Post by keenfisho24 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:44 pm

I'm only playing. Dont worry I let the barra go. I actually did keep the first I ever got out of there 2 years ago but that was before they put the big signs up. Didn't actually taste that bad imo. I have caught many out of these lakes and the ones in durack tend to bigger my Pb out of there at 88 and gunn still has good sized ones but they tend to get flushed out during the wet a lot easier.

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Re: Durack Lakes barra

Post by Captain6979 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:57 pm

Ya, knew you've caught them there before. Ha ha. I know its "unprecedented " times of late, which is why I thought people would eat a $5 feed from any fast food place, over catching, prepping, and cooking a palmy lake barra. Well done catching it anyways.:)

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Re: Durack Lakes barra

Post by keenfisho24 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:20 pm

Thx. Most of good fish at gunn I expect have been flushed out a while back during the big rains. That's the only reason I travel the opposite side of palmo to fish there now. Lake behind the servo fishes best. I take it the cherries are stocked seeing they need Saltwater to breed. And that there are thousands of juveniles out at night.

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Post by keenfisho24 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:24 pm

I meant that they need brackish water to breed

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Post by NinjaFish » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:07 am

Must be plenty of fish. Didn’t know there were so many lakes.
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Post by keenfisho24 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:33 pm

Haha mate don't worry hooks are barbless. As for livebait I'll stick to what works opposed to a waste of time. I see half you lot fishing there with your fancy lures and retrieves and still get nothing. All I do is stick a bait under a float, sit back and catch a couple of good fish. Pretty strange signs don't say anything about livebaiting. Better yet half the mob at council don't have two clues unless you would like them to repeat signed information

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Re: Durack Lakes barra

Post by theodosius » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:40 pm

Nice one mate, good on you for getting out there. I usually give it a flick in the new years downpour, seems to get the fish active

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Re: Durack Lakes barra

Post by keenfisho24 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:43 pm

If you read properly I said they've only put a large varnished sign up post - last year in every single lake around palmerston. So how about you just stop being a tosser and go back down to the Daly where the rest of the lot like you belong. Wanky spoilsport nasty lowlifes like you are the sort to p..s most people off. Compare the contrast between some guy that owns a couple of water vessels, a tackle box full of lures and a nice selection of gear to some young bloke with a bicycle and a pretty tight budget.

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