Niugini Bass Summer Fishing Information and Facts
Papua New Guinea is so close to the equator that as far as temperature is concerned, there is no difference from one month to another.
The Niugini Bass is a member of the snapper family, though it is a close relative of the black bass and can be caught with the same fishing techniques that work on the black bass. Papua New Guinea bass fishing is very popular for recreation and for sustenance.
The same lures that we recommended for spring fishing will work just as well here. The temperature at this time of year is no different than in the spring but the rainfall will vary a little depending on which part of the country you are fishing from.
For example, Kieta gets consistent rainfall all year around about 9.8 inches per month, while Port Moresby never gets past 7.9 inches and that is in the rainy season, which is summer, and the monthly rainfall drops to less than an inch during winter.
Now we should do away with the terms winter and summer when discussing Papua New Guinea. We should instead talk about the rainy season and the dry season. However, that would not work very well or make a lot of sense with the rest of the bass we have covered on Bassfishing-Gurus.com. Regardless of the season, Niugini bass fishing techniques will work so long as you pay attention to the changing weather conditions and change your lures appropriately.
You see, Papua New Guinea is so close to the equator that as far as temperature is concerned, there is no difference from one month to another. Humidity levels are pretty much the same. So from the point of view of the Niugini Bass, there is no difference. The difference comes when we look at water flow. Heavy rain from the rainy season will cause increased flow and thus increase the speed at which the water moves.
The Lively Lures Assassin, which works so well in spring, is just as useful in summer in the same vivid blue dorsal style with coloured red and yellow along the lower surface.
When trolling deep water, use deep divers such as the Stump Jumpers. Deep divers don’t require a lot of effort in order to catch the Niugini Bass, but the fight is incredible. Stop the bait in mid-retrieve and letting it fall to trigger a strike. Vary the speed of their retrieve to see what the fish like. Use a 3/8 ounce spinner bait when fishing close in to the bank and 1/2 ounce for water three to five feet deep.