I’ve spoken to quite a few people this year that have come home from the Kimberley Coast, the Darwin Rivers and Van Dieman Gulf regions with few or no Barra in the bag after fishing the end of the wet season – usually a great time for Barra.
Without exception, everyone has mentioned the lack of rain this wet season as the cause of so few Barramundi around the normally productive creek and river systems in these areas. On the other hand, I’ve heard good reports about catches of reefies and pelagic’s, which it seems, haven’t been adversely affected by the low rainfall experienced in the 2013 wet season.
There are also reports of lower than normal fresh water flows in many of the big Kimberley Rivers, including the King George, The Berkeley and The Drysdale.
But who cares – even if you catch nothing, being out there on your boat is still fantastic.