The Northern Territory news Tue 6 May 2014
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TUESDAY MAY 6 2014 WEATHER 39 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Get right lure for job HERE are some ideas on lure selection. Barramundi can see some colours and detect prey and predators with both their eyes and lateral lines very well in the shallows. While they see well at night, they can occasionally catch prey without seeing. The lateral line is a measuring instrument that detects an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances by the time it takes for the echo of the pulse to return. Thats why they can catch a small squidgy fish/silver fox, black gold (soft plastic swim shad) in the dark. Lateral line is a brilliant performance organ. Rebel minnow 115mm This lure has great horizontal side-to-side action so that this lure can avoid snagging rocks. Your skilled twitch of the fishing rod will generate walk- the-dog action under the water. In addition, the unique washboard-body textures produce attractive reflected lights, noises and waves in the water. These actions of this lure have great appeal for barramundis eyes and lateral lines. Its an ideal minnow for catching barramundi in the quiet and slightly noisy water on our shallows. Reidys Hellraiser 65mm This lure has great wobbling action for barramundi. Its a shallow-diver lure, but its a bit different from other available shallow-diver lures Hellraiser can swim at a slightly deeper range of the water. Therefore, I need to negotiate the oyster rocks carefully when using the Hellraiser. But thats also why we can catch more smart-thinking barramundi. This lure has a great appeal for barramundis lateral lines. Its an ideal crank-bait min now for catching barramundi in both the quiet and noisy waters on our shallows. Yo-Zuri SS minnow 90mm and 65mm A super-shallow crank-bait minnow perfectly suited to shallow-water game fish. This lure has a very attractive wobbling action to barramundi. It has a great appeal for barramundis lateral lines. Its an ideal crank-bait minnow for catching barramundi in both the quiet and noisy waters on our super shallows. The SS minnow is also great for barramundi when used as a wake bait. What colour do you use for catching barramundi by land based on our shallows? I recommend a following rotation to beginners: Your favourite colour Bait colour Green (chartreuse) White Shiny colour HIRO NAKAMURA Clockwise from top: Rebel; Hellraiser; and the SS minnow Check out Hiros blog: secretbarramundi.blogspot.com.au Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 6:55 am 6:32 pm 12:26 pm May 15 May 21 May 29 May 7 Tue May 6 Wed May 7 Thu May 8 Fri May 9 Sat May 10 Sun May 11 Mon May 12 Tue May 13 4:11am 2.4m 10:32am 6.1m 4:32pm 3.4m 10:08pm 5.2m 4:58am 2.8m 11:17am 5.7m 5:50pm 3.6m 11:22pm 4.8m 6:00am 3.2m 12:16pm 5.4m 7:20pm 3.5m 1:13am 4.7m 7:18am 3.4m 1:32pm 5.3m 8:42pm 3.3m 2:59am 5.0m 8:43am 3.4m 2:53pm 5.5m 9:42pm 2.8m 3:59am 5.5m 9:55am 3.2m 3:49pm 5.8m 10:27pm 2.4m 4:45am 6.0m 10:49am 2.9m 4:31pm 6.1m 11:06pm 1.9m 5:27am 6.5m 11:30am 2.6m 5:08pm 6.4m 11:44pm 1.4m Darwin 23 31 0.2 Tindal 17 32 Jabiru 22 32 Nhulunbuy 22 31 Northeast Island 25 31 Borroloola 10 30 Tennant Creek 14 27 Alice Springs 8 24 Yulara Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1000 992 1024 1008 1008 1016 1016 996 L 982L 1032 H WARNINGS Latest information at www.bom.gov.au/weather Coastal & Land Weather 1300 659 214 Tropical Cyclone 1300 659 211 NORTHERN TERRITORY Isolated showers in the far northeast Top End. Sunny and dry elsewhere, apart from some cloud over the southern parts of the Territory. Moderate east to southeast winds, gusty over central parts during the morning, with light to moderate east to northeast winds over the southern Alice Springs District. Fire danger: high over the northwest Top End. DARWIN and RURAL AREA Sunny and dry. Moderate east to southeast winds before a late afternoon sea breeze. Min 22 Max 32 Rural: Min 19 Max 32 Wednesday: Sunny. Min 21 Max 32 Thursday: Sunny. Min 22 Max 33 Friday: Sunny. Min 22 Max 33 DARWIN HARBOUR East to southeast winds 15 knots, before a late afternoon northeast sea breeze to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Wednesday: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Thursday: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 9 (very high). Tennant Creek: 7 (high). Alice Springs: 7 (high). Relative Humidity: Darwin 63% (9am) 48% (3pm) Barometer: Darwin (3pm) - 1012.0 hPa Alice Springs (3pm) - 1019.6 hPa Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 5 May 2014 0.0 mm (yesterday) Monthly total to 9am 5 May 2014 3.4 mm Average for month of May 20.8 mm 1 October to 5 May 2014 1874.2 mm on 123 rain days Average from 1 October to end of May 1707.9 mm May 6, 2014 Commonwealth of Australia 2014 L L H 1016 1016 1000 1024 1008 1008 998L 1010 L 1028 H Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Manila Moscow New York Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo rain 19 14 fine 32 28 fine 17 6 clear 13 6 rain 26 21 fine 32 29 fine 23 16 rain 33 25 fine 16 4 fine 26 15 fine 32 27 showers 10 4 fine 18 12 rain 32 26 fine 37 21 fine 22 16 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Sunny, dry. Max 33 Wednesday: Sunny, dry. Min 16 Max 33 Tennant Creek: Sunny. Max 27 Wednesday: Sunny. Min 15 Max 27 Alice Springs: Mostly sunny. Max 23 Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min 9 Max 23 Jabiru: Sunny, dry. Max 32 Wednesday: Sunny, dry. Min 21 Max 34 Nhulunbuy: Partly cloudy. Max 31 Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min 22 Max 31 Alyangula: Partly cloudy. Max 30 Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min 23 Max 30 Borroloola: Sunny. Max 32 Wednesday: Sunny. Min 14 Max 32 Yulara: Partly cloudy. Max 26 Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min 13 Max 26 Lajamanu: Mostly sunny. Max 29 Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Min 11 Max 29 Maningrida: Sunny. Max 32 Wednesday: Sunny. Min 22 Max 32 Pirlangimpi: Sunny, dry. Max 33 Wednesday: Sunny. Min 22 Max 34 Wadeye: Sunny, dry. Max 33 Wednesday: Sunny, dry. Min 20 Max 33 Yuendumu: Partly cloudy. Max 25 Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min 11 Max 25 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 9:30am to 3:50pm Maximum UV Index: 9 (very high) Sunny Mostly sunny Partly cloudy Cloudy Chance shower Shower or two Showers Drizzle, light rain Rain Shower storm Storms Windy Fog Frost Katherine DARWIN Jabiru Nhulunbuy Borroloola Alyangula Tennant Creek Alice Springs 2232 Yulara Wadeye 2333 Pirlangimpi 2231 2230 2232 1933 1733 1332 1427 1326 1023 929 Lajamanu 1225 Yuendumu Darwin 32 Broome 32 Alice Springs 23 Cairns 28 Hobart 13 Brisbane 23 Sydney 20 Canberra 15 Adelaide 18 Perth 25 Melbourne 15