|Australian Salmon (Arripis Trutta).|
|Make Sure You Bleed These Fish Upon Catching Immediately|
|Rigging Up A Pilchard On Gang Hooks|
|Avoid Getting Wet With A Pair Of Waders|
These fish are great exitement to catch as they are good acrobatics, and tend to jump in the air as much as 2 metres, but be warned they jump as a mechanism to get free from your line and tend to either bust you off if you have light leaders and sometimes unhook themselves. Usually salmon are betrayed by either by the commotion they cause at the surface as they chase bait fish, or by the concentrations of wheeling and diving birds ever ready to take advantage of an easy meal as bait fish are forced to the surface by the frenzied attack from below.
|A Frenzied Attack From Australian Salmon|
|A Chopper Tailor Will Bite you Off If Your Not Careful|
Australian Salmon inhabits coastline, rocky headlands, offshore, breakwaters, surf beaches in holes and gutters, large estuaries, bays and harbours of the southern half of the continent. They are are a pelagic fish that travel in schools, and 60% of the time when someone hooks one, two or three people around you will also have some success in hook ups at the same time as I said they travel in schools of around 10.
A little hint in targetting these species they prefer rising tide. Tend to stay in the surf for hours even when the weather is poor. A touchy biter, its bite can be indecisive and its mouth is soft, so use sharp hooks such as Mustad Gangs and a careful hand are needed to avoid it tearing free.
|Salmon Inhabit Between Geraldon W.A||To The Fraser Coast Of QLD|
Australian salmon stocks were decimated by intensive commercial netting effort during the second half of the 20th century, with most ending up in cans intended for humans and their pets, as well as being used for crayfish pot baits in the lucrative western rock lobster fishery. Happily, all of this harvesting activity has been moderated in more recent years, and salmon populations are finally staging a modest recovery throughout the fish’s range.Aussie salmon have rather dark, strongly-flavoured flesh. As a result, they’re not especially highly rated as a food fish. Whether you enjoy eating them, or simply unhook and release these great fish so they may continue on their watery migrations, salmon are definitely a fish to be celebrated, appreciated and respected.
|Spanyid Metal Lure 40 Gram|
|60cm Australian Salmon Caught In Swansea NSW|
|Spinning Off The Rocks At Swansea NSW With Spanyids On Shimano Terez, Shimano Stradic 5000FJ|
On southern beaches, Salmon are about to some extent for most of the year, but very prominant in the cooler moths, and sometimes run like plagues through the southern parts of Australia. Anglers may drive along the crisp white sand watching for the telltale dark smudge of a salmon school, jumping into the action with spinning rods as soon as one is spotted. Most Australian Salmon Range betwenn 40cm and 70cm along the coastline.
|57cm Australian Salmon Caught on Pilchards on Budgewoi Beach NSW|
So if you are planning on chasing these species of fish this winter I hope I have provided some knowledge and tips from experience with these fish, they are a great winter species to fight and I have a lot of fun targetting them.
MILF "Man I Love Fishing"