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Fishing Massive Bust Ups

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing' started by sam bros, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. sam bros

    sam bros New Member

    Oct 8, 2017

    Went out for a fish a few days ago and decided I wanted to make a video of the day as well.

    Fishing with my brother as per usual and we launched the boat at Tunks just before sunrise. Tried to get a few squid but no luck, but did manage to get a few yakka. Plan was to try and target some kings with the live bait.


    We went near north head and managed to hook up a bonito on one of the yakkas but spat the hook near the boat, apart from that not much else was happening. This was until we saw heaps of birds working a patch of fish about a couple hundred metres away. We quickly motored over there and saw a huge football field sized school of salmon busting up all over the place. I always have a light rod with a small metal lure rigged up handy for times like this. Threw the 10g halco twisty out but was having no luck, the salmon just weren't interested at all. After a couple casts I changed the lure over to a very lightly weighted soft plastic in a sort of clear/greenish colour. We re positioned the boat so the wind was behind us, that way we could get the most distance on the cast. I casted it out and as soon as it hit the water it got smashed and I was onto a nice sized salmon. Now I'm using a very light outfit with only 6lb line and leader so I had to play it safe. The fish jumped several times and I was worried it was going to bust me off. But after a 15 minute fight, finally had it boat side and netted it. The salmon felt about 3kg and very healthy. [​IMG]

    We had a blast chasing the salmon around for the next hour and catching them on light tackle, their were a few frigate mackerel mixed in there as well. All the salmon were fat and looked very healthy.

    The swell and wind picked up by then and it became too uncomfortable so we went inside to try for some flathead. Tried a few spots for flathead using soft plastics but no luck. Ended up going to manly and having some food.

    All in all it was a wonderful day and really good to be out on the water. With uni break finishing, I don't know when ill be able to go for another fish.

    I've been meaning to put more effort into making videos but have struggled to find the time. So hopefully you guys enjoy this video.


  2. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2016
    Hi Sam Bros, Firstly welcome to TackleBox, secondly loved the report and video.
    Keep those reports and vids coming.
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  3. creekboy

    creekboy Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2016
    Top video there Sam Bros. Cheers, creekboy.
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  4. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2016
    When I lived in Sydney I fished Broken Bay for them. They really are great fun. Light Bream gear is the best way to go. you made the right decision, well done. Fly next time? Howard.
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  5. reelaxation

    reelaxation Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2016
    Used to go out with my mates Charlie and Grecho we used to stalk the surface in between chasing kings and jews/flatties around the markers in the harbour- had lots of fun smashing 70-80cm salmon on tiny metals and greenback taylor to 50cm+ esp when the kings werent around or we couldnt get much live squid for downrigging.

    There has been plenty of videos up on facebook on Downrigger Shop page with the salmon going nuts around old mans hat and various other places both inside and outside the heads.

    Great video mate welcome to the page :D
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