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Today was Tough!

Reporting in from Australia's Northern Territory

March 26, 2013
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Despite our low catch numbers, we had an awesome day on the water with Ben Culler of Vision Sportfishing.

Ben surprised me this morning by saying that we’d be sight-fishing for barramundi. I always assumed it was a blind-casting game.

Early in the morning, he had us back in the sticks, casting flies to fish deep in the mangroves. We had numerous opportunities, but the fish just weren’t eating. In total, there were a few good shots, a few bad ones, and we even saw two fish that were no-doubt, trophy-size fish.

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If you enjoy technical snook fishing, you have to try this! But keep in mind, these fish will make you work for them.

Tomorrow, we will be floating around high above the ground in a helicopter and will land in some very remote areas. I’m told these areas hold lots of willing fish. The X-factor is the extreme drought conditions in the area, which could hamper fishing.

Day one was very difficult, but it’s hard not to enjoy being in such a beautiful place — and it helps to know that there are some truly huge fish aound.

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Very much looking forward to more action tomorrow!

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