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Fishing in the Local River (My first Threadfin Salmon)
« on: January 19, 2012, 03:23:16 AM »
I had been taking to my mate Noel on Friday and it was decided we would try for some salmon in the river.
 Noel had caught a blue salmon a few days before.
 Was told to bring some heavy duty gear.
 I have an overhead Shimano TLD 20 unit I hadn't used before.
 It had been gathering dust for quite a while.
 Thought this would be the perfect opportunity.

 The TLD 20 had 60lb line on it.
 I also took a shimano charter special with 30lb line.

 We launched at low water.
 I had brought 1 crabpot to try for some muddies.
 This was baited & thrown over when a suitable spot was found.

 Noel threw the cast net for an hour to get some live bait.

 During this time a barramundini decided to swim into the net from the outside & become trapped.
 A picture was taken after getting it out of the castnet & it was released back into the water.
 Had about 1kg + a bit more of mixed size prawns for bait.

Went for a bit of a look around first to look for a good spot to try.
 We then anchored to try our luck.

 Was action not long after throwing a baited hook over.
 First one was a blue salmon this was hooked until it started doing cartwheels & jumping out of the water near the boat and then dehooked itself & took off.

 Another was hooked and got away right next to the boat after it chewed through 40lb wire trace.
 The wire trace was just shredded.
 I had brought some 80lb wire trace with me.
 This replaced the 40lb wire.

 Not long after this Noel hooked another threadfin.
 This one did not get away.
 It was landed in the boat.
 This was the smallest of threadfin landed.

 Not long after this I hooked one & was not letting it get away.
 It was hooked about 3 metres from the boat.
 This was the 2nd largest of salmon landed in the boat.
 My first threadfin !!

 A little while later Noel landed the biggest of all threadfin landed in the boat.
 This one almost got away as it had wrapped the line around the outboard.

 There were 3 threadfin & 1 blue salmon hooked but not landed.
These got away near to the boat.

 All the threadfin were caught in about an hour.


 Other species caught were 4 stingrays & 6 pike eels + a few catfish.

 One eel dislodged itself and got into the boat causing a bit of alarm after it started thrashing around.
 Both of us were barefoot.
 Have you seen the teeth on those things ??

 Only 1 small crab in the pot.
 Looks like an eeel chewed a hole it.
 When I lifted the pot the crab fell out through the hole.

 Decided to call it a day at 3 o'clock.


 Had an awesome day out.
 One of the best days fishing I have ever had.


 Fish were weighed Sunday morning

 From largest to smallest the weights were 6.07kg, 4.61kg & 3.3kg.

 You can see the lengths of the fish on the brag mat picture.

 Ate some fillets Sunday night.
 Washed down with cold beer.

 Very tasty !!





















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Re: Fishing in the Local River (My first Threadfin Salmon)
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 08:42:08 AM »
Sounds like a fair days fishing there Graeme. Thanks for sharing.  :thumbsup

What area were you fellas fishing?

Cheers,

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Re: Fishing in the Local River (My first Threadfin Salmon)
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 12:18:54 AM »
I live in Maryborough, Queensland.

We were fishing in a local river.

Noel's picture made fishing report on WIN news tonight & picture will be in local paper today (Friday) for the local fishing report showing fish caught recently..

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Re: Fishing in the Local River (My first Threadfin Salmon)
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2012, 07:49:58 PM »
Noel's picture was on WIN local news for the fishing report Thursday 19 January.





Also caught another barramundi in the cast net when we went fishing yesterday.





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Re: Fishing in the Local River (My first Threadfin Salmon)
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2012, 06:04:22 AM »
Some great fishing there Graeme, well done. :youbeauty

Those Salmon know how to chew through leader, I've got a few bad luck stories myself from those buggers taking a liking to filing wire and mono.

I'm intrigued by what you have that blue rope cable tied to the ribs of the boat on the floor for?

Cheers Dave

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Re: Fishing in the Local River (My first Threadfin Salmon)
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2012, 03:35:15 PM »
Sounds like a couple of great sessions there guys and threadies ain't too bad on the plate either. I caught some along with blues in the surf north of Carnarvon,WA back in the nineties and wasn't quite sure what they were but tasted nice although now I would have thought they were undersize. They must live a hard life in the rivers 'cause they always look ratty with the tattered tails but maybe due to chasing jelly prawns and the like up in the gutters rubbing along in the sediment. Cheers Pat.

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Re: Fishing in the Local River (My first Threadfin Salmon)
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 09:39:14 AM »
I'm intrigued by what you have that blue rope cable tied to the ribs of the boat on the floor for?

Cheers Dave

Blue rope on floor is for tying cargo net to when travelling long distance with some gear in the boat.
Not have to worry about gear coming out & losing it while on road.

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Re: Fishing in the Local River (My first Threadfin Salmon)
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2012, 09:45:30 AM »
Got on TV for WIN local News for the fishing report Thursday 26-1-12.

Fishing report submission of picture a week late.

Better late than never.




 

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