Sunday, June 17, 2012
On our upcoming trip to Papua New Guinea, PNG black bass are not the only species we should do battle with. PNG has a ample supply of big barramundi. Barramundi are closely related to the snook and huge Nile Perch. They are fantasic fighters often jeaping numerous times to toss the lure. During our past trip to Thailand, we had the opportunity to battle numerous barramundi. Barras are readily landed on minnow type lures such as soft plastic Storm swimming shads. Barras are excellent food fish, reported to be of gourmet quality. The all tackle world record as reported by the IGFA was caught by Denis Harrold out of Lake Monduran Queensland, Australia weighing in at a whopping 98 lb 6 oz!