* Blogs    * Barrabucks    * The Logo Shop    * Arcade    * Gallery    * Chat    * FAQ    Barramundi Fishing 
  Contact Contact      * Register    * Login  *
   * Register
Kids Fishing Clothing

Share This Topic On: Share on Facebook FacebookShare on Twitter TwitterShare on Reddit RedditShare on Tumblr TumblrShare on Google+ Google+
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:00 pm
Posts: 1099
Images: 5
Location: Humpty Doo
Barrabucks points on hand:
12,568.35 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:16 am    Post subject: South on the big neaps

Mid November saw me and old mate plan to hit the South Alligator for the dead neaps for a few days. We left Humpty at 0430 to catch the small high tide taking 2 boats. Arriving at the ramp just after 0600 we found the tide already running out making the first 10/15 K’s a bit of a pain dodging sand bars as my GPS track for the South had somehow been deleted. :banghead: :banghead:

First drop was for a jew just before the low in the main channel inside of Field Island. We both bagged out on average size (7/8 kilo) jew in no time at all and left them biting. It was now time to go chase snapper out on the rubbly bottom on the outside of the Islands. :mrgreen:
With the tide turned to slowly run back in small fish came on the chew but nothing worth keeping so all were returned to the water. Mid afternoon with the tide now half way back in and a monster storm building out in the east all hell broke loose with good goldies starting to come over the side and horse size (60cm) Ock Ock’s. :applause: In no time at all the goldie bag limit was reached and we decided to run for cover before the storms belted us in open water. We hid up in the shallows and cleaned fish while the storm blew itself out. This is when we were reminded how cunning the old crocs can be, when from nowhere a 4 meter beast came up right next to the boat and waved the carcase of 0ne of our Ock Ock at us. I have seen them show off like this before waving the fish and chomping on it right in front of us before taking it into the mangroves to eat it, only to return a short time later looking for more prompting us to move on. :shock:

Dusk saw us trolling Brookes as the tide was dropping trying our luck for a few Barra. We managed 4 fish between us with only one keeper a nice little 60cm chrome job. We called it quits for the day at about 2100 and set up for the night out on the mudflats to cook a feed and sleep. :catch:

That night the storms were on the horizon but spared us from rain keeping us cool with a light breeze blowing all night. Daylight saw us trolling the dropping tide inside Brookes when I hooked up to a monster fish but it didn’t jump just dogged it out down deep I had my suspicions and was right as it turned out to be a big Stingray that I must of jagged while bouncing the lure along the bottom. :uhh: We did manage a half a dozen more Barra the best being only a 65cm model.

As the low tide approached we decided to head for home a day early as we had our limit of goldies, jew and a nice feed of barra. Heading up the South on the low gave me a good opportunity to plot a new track into the GPS for future trips. :idea:

Only down side of the trip was having to skin fish when we got home (slimy snot job that makes zero sense) :moon: :moon:


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

A mans boat is a sign of his strengths and weaknesses???? (and wealth)

  Profile Personal album  
IO Marine

Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog

Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:50 pm
Posts: 2146
Images: 4
Location: Darwin
Barrabucks points on hand:
20,411.45 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: South on the big neaps

Hi Grumpy,

Sounds like a great time with some good fishes.

Have a good day,

  Profile Personal album  
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog

Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:23 pm
Posts: 3175
Location: Darwin
Barrabucks points on hand:
26,252.20 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: South on the big neaps

great fishing mate! Those big ock ocks are good fun when you can find them! Sounds like you have the mouth of the south wired! :applause:

Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:59 pm
Posts: 2112
Images: 9
Barrabucks points on hand:
21,210.35 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: South on the big neaps

Well done Grumpy and Co :clap: :clap: . Hopefully I and two others will be heading there in three or four weeks.

'Take me drunk, I'm home"

"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth".
John F. Kennedy

"The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum"
Adlai E. Stevenson

"We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship".
Forster, Edward

"Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear"
George Orwell

"Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."
by Anonymous


  Profile Personal album  
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:17 pm
Posts: 155
Location: On the road ...
Barrabucks points on hand:
956.35 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:17 pm    Post subject: Re: South on the big neaps

Nice one mate. :clap:

Good when you go home early because you've bagged out, not because you've been rained out. :mrgreen:

Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:48 pm
Posts: 1218
Images: 0
Location: Used to be Melville Island, now a crappy mainlander
Barrabucks points on hand:
14,967.40 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:53 pm    Post subject: Re: South on the big neaps

Thanks for the report Grumpy, sounds like a good trip. Pitty no bigger barra around

Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 4:13 pm
Posts: 516
Barrabucks points on hand:
4,679.20 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: Re: South on the big neaps

Nice report, good fish. A great variation of species

Post new topic  Reply to topic
 Barramundi Fishing Board index » FFF North Australian Fishing Forums » Reef and Pelagic Fishing Trip Reports

  # South on the big neaps Previous topic | Next topic # 
 Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
  Print view

Jump to:  

Welcome Anonymous



 Remember me

I forgot my password

Don't have an account yet?
You can register for FREE


Darwin Sun & Moon

Darwin Tides

Northern Fishing Posts
New Lures

Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:52 pm


Harbour Channel

Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:46 pm


Fotofish - November 2018 thread

Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:33 pm


FFF Seadogs 2018 - Round 10 - Barra and Threadfin

Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:23 pm


Cooinda Yellow Waters weekend

Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:38 pm


Stingray kills man

Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:01 pm

Matt Flynn

Nhulunbuy spearo attacked

Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:59 pm

Matt Flynn

Run off trip: neaps vs springs

Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:46 pm


Monster jig/weedless hooks 15/0

Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:14 pm


Permit system likely delayed

Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:03 pm


Quick beach sesh.

Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:46 am


Town Hall MAybe this weekend?

Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:34 am


Qunitrex Renegade 520 SC

Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:20 am


SWA barra

Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:38 am


Live bait

Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:39 am


Outer harbour

Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:28 am


Sunday Terra paper caper

Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:04 pm

Matt Flynn

5.7 Top Ender for sale

Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:10 am


Build Up fishing and screen shots

Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:50 am


Funding for fishing groups

Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:34 pm


General Fishing Posts
Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:28 am


More from the lake

Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:52 am

Matt Flynn

Show us your biggest COBIA

Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:44 pm


Decent jew

Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:45 am


Vanuatu birthday bash

Mon May 28, 2018 1:25 pm


Bloodwormers want compo

Tue May 01, 2018 11:07 pm


Goodbye Coorong

Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:29 pm

Matt Flynn

GoFish Nagambie

Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:25 am

barra mick

Cracker bull shark

Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:26 pm


Good Flathead Initiative in NSW

Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:41 am


Awoonga dam spills over

Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:48 pm



Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:11 pm


Maggot stew with squid

Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:59 am

Matt Flynn

Hazelwood barramundi stocking timeline

Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:25 pm

Matt Flynn

PB Lizard

Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:09 am

Matt Flynn

Tully Gorge

Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:19 am


Lake Kununurra set to explode

Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:16 pm


Victorian metery

Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:38 pm

Matt Flynn

Show us your biggest MACKEREL

Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:31 pm


John Dunphy Artificial Reef

Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:18 pm


Recent Non-Fishing Posts
World's hottest curry

Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:25 pm


Arnhem Land

Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:46 am


New old member

Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:53 pm


The good oil.

Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:36 am


Global warming

Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:38 pm


Hard to believe ...

Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:44 pm


Crabs have rights too.

Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:10 am


Wentworth by-election

Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:35 am


Cheap barra!

Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:48 pm

Matt Flynn

Bat poop

Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:17 pm


The Joint Strike Lemon?

Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:43 am


Easy BBQ garlic crab

Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:58 am


Keep sneaking away

Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:49 am


New fisho

Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:05 pm


Drummer for Mud's next party ...

Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:02 pm


Darwin has cheapest house prices?

Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:54 am


Stairway not a rip-off

Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:07 pm


China will rule world

Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:13 pm

Matt Flynn

Demise of the meat pie

Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:28 am

Matt Flynn


Yes  53%  [17]
No  46%  [15]
Total Votes: 32

FFF Newsletters
You can view any of our new FFF Newsletters that you may have missed here:
FFF Newsletters Archive
Subscription Management