When the bycatch is more fun Than the Target.

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When the bycatch is more fun Than the Target.

Postby purple5ive » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:54 am

So,
with a small break in the weather i decided to head out with a mate to see if we can get some snapper/pinkies on plastics. and just to see if i can sound any decent reds on the sounder.
about halfway into out trip to a previous mark i spotted a large dark patch in the water. i mentioned it to my mate who said it could possibly be the shadow of the clouds i figured yeah thats def. a possibility.
another minute or so later i seen another patch, this time i decided to check it out.

well needless to say salmon everywhere, no diving birds just cruising, out comes the slugs and plastics, i picked up my Squidding outfit as it was already rigged with a clip on the end.
For the next 40 mins we got our arms stretched by some decent brutes. fish were flying everywhere, and there was a massive school of snapper/pinkies under them as well, but the plastics never made it to the bottom......
i also landed my PB best at 53cm, and my mate got into a few decent pinkies and got busted off by a decent fish, i didnt try for pinkies at this stage as i was having a ball on the salmon..

All good things eventually must come to an end, and ours came in the form of dolphins that gatecrashed the party massively. the school then just disappeared.

we spend the rest of the few hours driving around and sounding up and stopping for a flick here and there for some more pinkies..

Have some gopro footage will post that up at a later date.


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Re: When the bycatch is more fun Than the Target.

Postby Sinsemilla » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:56 am

Salmon over snapper any day if we are talking about a scrap! I could catch salmon like that all day! Good job!

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Postby purple5ive » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:30 am

Black rock mate, and yeah fighting abilities, not eating... they are great fun on light gear..
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Postby Fish-cador » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:37 am

Good one. Snapper bait sorted!

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Postby purple5ive » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:25 pm

yeah some will defenitely be bait, my dad doesn't mind salmon on the plate so he can eat the rest..
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Postby yepi'mon » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:40 pm

Boom! Nice one mate.



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Postby Lightningx » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:42 pm

Some very nice chunky sambos!!! They would have been awesome fun! Nice work guys! Great catch :thumbsup:

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Postby hornet » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:01 pm

One of those magic sessions that happen from time to time.. :thumbsup:

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Postby smile0784 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:38 pm

Holy sh*t thats a salmon

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Postby purple5ive » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:02 pm

Cheers lads, certainly had a great time chasing these guys..

smiley - ive set the bar pretty decent this time, your falling well behind, couple of decent snapper, squid and now these salmon :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
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