During the day, they can be caught using spinner baits and flies.

The Niugini Bass, like any other bass, are more active at night, especially around dusk and dawn. Trying to catch them during the day can work, but you have to know where they are located and land the lure close enough to anger them and not scare them away. Land the lure in the right location and you’ll have a great battle on your line.

However, while night fishing can lead to a very successful night out with many lunkers, you might want to avoid the rainy season which lasts from December to March, which happens to be Papua New Guinea’s summer. During the rainy season, the river flow increases significantly and the rivers rise. The higher water level may change the terrain in some parts of the river as the volume of water drags more debris down the river, changing the underwater landscape. All this translates into a more difficult time finding the bass. And with the water moving faster, night becomes a little more risky. The best times of year to fish for the Nuigini Bass is from June to November.

During the day, they can be caught using spinner baits and flies. The top lure choices for catching Niugini bass are spinner baits and plastic lizards. Spinner cast are simple enough for the most novice angler. A 3/8 ounce spinners bait is a good start, though a 1/2 ounce will work equally well.

Casting Rod

The Daiwa Coastal Inshore casting rod is a saltwater rod good for night fishing. It is a strong rod capable of taking of the biggest Niugini Bass, offering flexibility and letting you know when there is play on the lure.

Daiwa rods are not the only play in town, there are many good rods out there. The key here is to get a salt water rod as the Niugini Bass are found in brackish as well as freshwater so you will need something that can stand up to salt. Strength and flexibility are also important. At the end of the day, don’t go with the cheapest. If you want to save money of a rod, go with an end of sale or package deal.

Casting Reel

A good rod is nothing without a good reel. Since we are looking at Daiwa products, go with the saltwater conventional reel. By getting both together, you are likely to strike a better deal. The Saltwater conventional can stand up to the salt conditions and is strong enough to handle the Niugini Bass.