Black rock barracouta in the millions

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Black rock barracouta in the millions

Post by Dylan » Wed May 22, 2019 8:15 pm

Last year in may, I fished black rock near bancoora beach for the first time and hooked into the barracouta. There were millions as me, my partner and other local fishermen were there throwing any lure/baited rigs/aluminum foil with hook (joking) and hooking up within a second of the line hitting the water.

Went there today but no luck.

Talked to a bloke who went for a sticky break and he told me his mate were catching a few (shitloads) couta the other day.

My assumption is that every year in may when there's a full moon the barracouta come through.

Anyone else fished there and has caught them one after another? If so what time of the year? Cheers :thumbsup:



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Re: Black rock barracouta in the millions

Post by Dylan » Wed May 22, 2019 8:17 pm

Figure of speech when I mean "millions"

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Post by Seb85 » Wed May 22, 2019 9:39 pm

I hooked a couta in port melb couple weeks ago.
Also I remember when I used to fish for salmons with metal slug around Lorne, couta was often the common unexpected bi catch
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Post by azkay » Thu May 23, 2019 10:42 am

At night, around a full moon I've encountered similar schools on the Great Ocean Road, this time of the year. I think its more about getting a little bit lucky with being at the right place at the right time..
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Post by purple5ive » Thu May 23, 2019 11:00 am

They are in the bay atm, i hooked a few the start of this month down at mornington. could see a lot of schools on the sounder
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Post by frozenpod » Thu May 23, 2019 1:44 pm

Makos tend to follow them around too.



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Post by ingeer » Thu May 23, 2019 2:07 pm

Do you guys actually eat them? I landed heaps a couple of years ago in Port fairy river mouth, they are so bony and the flesh was bit smelly than other fish..

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Post by frozenpod » Thu May 23, 2019 3:08 pm

They are good bait and I would rather eta couta over salmon.

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Post by eddyt » Thu May 23, 2019 4:21 pm

They always have worms. Big fat white buggers running through the flesh. The smaller ones are usually ok

There was one year where they were everywhere, I remember catching one dangling a little metal lure with this red plastic tag over the water surface and one jumped up and hooked itself.

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Post by 4liters » Thu May 23, 2019 6:08 pm

frozenpod wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 1:44 pm
Makos tend to follow them around too.
Even this time of year?
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm



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