Tuesday, August 21, 2012


During our recent fishing adventure to the jungles of Papua New Guinea for black bass, we also encountered another battler, the barramundi.  The barramundi is closely related to a snook and Nile perch.  One of the barras most notable characteristics is its pinkish-red eyes which glow brilliantly at night.  Barras are extremely tough fighters and often use head shaking  jeaps in an attempt to toss a lure.  Our top lures for the barras were Super Shad Raps and Rapala Mag15.  Barramundi are excellent food fish.  Barras are mostly caught trolling shorelines and casting among the snags where the big barras hide.  The current world record according to the IGFA is a monster 98 lb 6 oz caught out of Queensland Australia.  For more information on Papua New Guinea black bass and barramundi fishing contact Steve Yatomi at
www.adventuretravelalliance.com or email him at zato1@earthlink.net.  Steve currently is leading a group Nov 2 to 11th and has 1 opening remaining.


  1. Hi there,

    Yes fishing for Barra is great fun.
    As a matter of fact, this is what I did last weekend, and what I will be doing next weekend.
    (In Australia).

    Have a good day.