Salmon save the day

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Salmon save the day

Postby 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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Re: Salmon save the day

Postby 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.
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Re: Salmon save the day

Postby 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.
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Re: Salmon save the day

Postby clutch » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:22 pm

Congrats. Those little torpedos really put in.
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Re: Salmon save the day

Postby 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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