First yak salmon

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First yak salmon

#1 Post by coattail rider » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:06 pm


52cm.. He took a slab of tailor meant for a Jew or Kingfish.. On 40lb so not much fight but did get airborne a few times.
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Re: First yak salmon

#2 Post by pdfarrell » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:59 pm

Nice one mate. Congrats on ticking off another species.

Have caught a few, but a few months back I had one grab a blade while breaming on 4lb line on a 1-3kg noodle. Took 45 minutes to land.. couldn't turn its head.

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Re: First yak salmon

#3 Post by muzza111 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:11 am

Another species ticked off CR, as you said much better sport on light tackle but if you're in a kingy spot you just can't take the risk. Some salmon go aerial, others slug it out down deep - I've had them picked for snapper at times.

Have sent you a message coat, let me know if you're keen for a paddle tomorrow.
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Re: First yak salmon

#4 Post by Jamie D » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:47 pm

They fight hard well done

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Re: First yak salmon

#5 Post by rocketV » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:08 pm

Cool fish! We don't see them up this way too often but from what I have seen and read they are good fun to catch.
Fresh is best, but I don't mind some salt every now and then!

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