Salmon save the day

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coattail rider
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Salmon save the day

#1 Post by coattail rider » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:05 pm

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Went out with some friends to look for snapper Sunday. Conditions were smooth early but the snapper didnt seem to be playing. My buddy messaged me that hed found a good school of salmon and tailor on the other side of the bay so i pedaled over tying on a metal slug as i went. Pulled up and was pointed in the direction of a large school of fish finning on the surface..fired out a cast, let the lure sink..cranked the handle four times and was hooked up to a solid salmon after a spirited fight on 4kg gear that went 52cm, and bent the hell out of the treble.
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Switched to my other rod rigged with a plastic and repositioned for another cast at the school.. let the plastic sink..a couple of flicks and bang..on again to another salmon that decided to go airbourne right away, jumping a couple of times and nearly landing in my mates kayak. He was a solid 53cm fish. after that the fish seemed to go off the bite.I had a couple more hits but nothing hooked up. Good fun though
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heres some video..if you get bored go to 2:50 where the salmon tries to jump in the yak

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Spotted Mack 87cm ,Murray cod 73cm,Trout Cod 35cm, Snapper 65cm, Mangrove Jack 54cm, Kingfish 74cm, Sooty Grunter 40cm, A. salmon 58cm, Bream 38cm, Flathead 70cm, GT 50cm, Jewfish 60cm, Yellowbelly 55cm, Bass 45cm (to the fork), Estuary Perch 50cm, Tailor 62cm, Squid 45cm, Redfin 36cm, Flounder 37cm, Mac Tuna 38cm, Macquarie Perch 33cm, Rainbow trout 47cm,Bonito 47cm Albatross 75cm (wingspan!)

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Re: Salmon save the day

#2 Post by muzza111 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:23 pm

It’s funny with salmon how some days they’ll eat any lure in the water and other times you can troll for hours around bustups without a touch. Glad you found something to pull some drag. If you’re keen for a feed I’ve found steamed fillets alright, sometimes I’ll use the steamed flesh in fish cakes or pasta bake too.
Yak PB's Kingfish 81cm Snapper 67cm Bream 37cm Groper 52cm Flathead 52cm

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Re: Salmon save the day

#3 Post by coattail rider » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:30 am

muzza111 wrote:It’s funny with salmon how some days they’ll eat any lure in the water and other times you can troll for hours around bustups without a touch. Glad you found something to pull some drag. If you’re keen for a feed I’ve found steamed fillets alright, sometimes I’ll use the steamed flesh in fish cakes or pasta bake too.
ive eaten them before..i think theyre ok if you bleed them right away and cut the blood line out..but im not that hard up.

they do make great bait for jews and snapper though.
Kayak PBs

Spotted Mack 87cm ,Murray cod 73cm,Trout Cod 35cm, Snapper 65cm, Mangrove Jack 54cm, Kingfish 74cm, Sooty Grunter 40cm, A. salmon 58cm, Bream 38cm, Flathead 70cm, GT 50cm, Jewfish 60cm, Yellowbelly 55cm, Bass 45cm (to the fork), Estuary Perch 50cm, Tailor 62cm, Squid 45cm, Redfin 36cm, Flounder 37cm, Mac Tuna 38cm, Macquarie Perch 33cm, Rainbow trout 47cm,Bonito 47cm Albatross 75cm (wingspan!)

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Re: Salmon save the day

#4 Post by clutch » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:22 pm

Congrats. Those little torpedos really put in.
YAK PBs... Flathead 75 cm, Silver Trevally 55 cm, Tailor 50 cm, Australian Salmon 50 cm, Wild Bass 44 cm, Bream 32 cm, Estuary Perch 32 cm, one squid, one pike

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Re: Salmon save the day

#5 Post by Pete49 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:46 pm

Because they are a little oily they make great eating when smoked. Popular fish here in SA for that reason.

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