SALMON SEASON!!!

Sup peeps just keen on hearing about the upcoming season, locations the fish are at as they move and stuff, and how long it usually takes for them to be here? What date are they usually first seen in Metro waters? And just any banter ya got about the upcoming season...Cheers!!!

 

 

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 Going off the last couple

Mon, 2017-03-06 17:16

 Going off the last couple seasons they will be here in 2-3 weeks

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 Yep been spotted on the

Mon, 2017-03-06 17:41

 Yep been spotted on the south coast will be in capes duns borough area in around 2 weeks looks like another big migration. 

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nth beach jetty

Mon, 2017-03-06 17:50

 A few swam past nth beach jetty a few days ago.I was just getting whiting with a baby telescopic rod so was not rigged for this situation.They were probably residents.I will be keen to follow their progress.I must get my tinny back so I can go chase them again.I will keep one for eating so will my buddy whos Thai wife eats all of it

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last year

Mon, 2017-03-06 17:52

 Last year was amazing.I caught one at night on a herring frame at south beach about November

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 water is only just warming

Mon, 2017-03-06 18:40

 water is only just warming up here in Perth now, so they may be delayed imo, water last week was 22 degrees. and 22.8 out wide.

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True

Mon, 2017-03-06 20:18

 Actually it's quite the opposite! Water in he sound today was 23.9 degrees! And peaked for the year yesterday at 24.3! From now the water is actually getting cooler tomorrow will be around 23 and by next week around 22. The capes currant is flowing hard and the leewin currant has gone out wide and weekend hence why the warm water is retreating. Sad we only got the hot in the past week or so, and it's already leaving us! But I'm over summer imo bring on the salmon!

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South

Mon, 2017-03-06 19:38

 Heard of some schools around denmark but not big tonnage numbers yet.

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Busselton

Mon, 2017-03-06 19:58

 There was a school at busselton jetty on sunday unsurethane how big it was diver saw it i saw 7 in a group closer to the shop at the jetty 

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 School yesterday in mandurah

Tue, 2017-03-07 18:55

 School yesterday in mandurah near the cut

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 School yesterday in mandurah

Tue, 2017-03-07 18:55

 School yesterday in mandurah near the cut

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true

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:00

Ha nah they were sea mullet man sometimes bite on lures and taste mint!

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 Haha nah man they were

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:06

 Haha nah man they were salmon cos i caught one

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Shit realy???

Wed, 2017-03-08 16:45

shit really? How big was it man and what time of day! Keen as to get an early salmon! 

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True

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Which end of the cut

Wed, 2017-03-08 16:01

At which end of the cut did you see the school and if you don't mind me asking at what time.

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 Seen a few already get

Wed, 2017-03-08 16:50

 Seen a few already get caught at Covs off roko on weekend 

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It wasnt actually in the cut,

Thu, 2017-03-09 16:31

It wasnt actually in the cut, in the estuary just near the entrance to the cut, chasing a school of gardies around 4 in the arvo. About a mid fifties cm fish

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Thank you

Thu, 2017-03-09 19:44

Thank you for the info, if we are lucky we might have them invade the estuary like last year. I can't help wondering though if the scarcity of yellow fin whiting has something to do with the salmon being in the estuary last year, or the heavy pressure they have been placed under by the heavy attention they are receiving from the pros, and no I'am not anti pro fishing in the estuary but just like everything else you can only plunder the schools for so long before it takes it toll on the bio mass.

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 Plenty around today. Caught

Sat, 2017-03-11 18:54

 Plenty around today. Caught a few off Injidup.

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There here

Sun, 2017-03-12 08:59

 

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My boy caught one

Sun, 2017-03-12 10:28

 Coventry last week . Only one .going for tailor 

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it's only just starting

Sun, 2017-03-12 11:12

and i'm already getting tired of hearing about em  

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 If thats the case maybe

Sun, 2017-03-12 18:01

 If thats the case maybe don't open a thread titled SALMON SEASON

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Shit never thought of that

Sun, 2017-03-12 19:36

 I don't have to open the thread to hear all about it, that's my point

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Hahaha

Sun, 2017-03-12 18:45

 spot on choc!

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Recomendations

Mon, 2017-03-13 19:12

Does anyone believe there's a particular type of lure / colour that they seem to prefer? 

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Mon, 2017-03-13 19:36

 They can be funny animals at times, but generally they'll take anything you throw at them. Including live herring which they find hard to pass up. I prefer poppers though.

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Yep cheaparse homemade poppers

Tue, 2017-03-14 07:32

 And twistys.don't  need to spend much

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Try this one - works well for

Thu, 2017-03-16 20:40

Try this one - works well for us...

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 I agree. If fussy go with

Mon, 2017-03-13 20:14

 I agree. If fussy go with bait, live Herring being the best. 

 

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Allens snake lollys

Tue, 2017-03-14 07:16

 On a small lead like a soft plastic lead

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I haven't come across a fussy

Tue, 2017-03-14 12:53

I haven't come across a fussy salmon school yet. Didn't know there was such a thing.

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Home made

Wed, 2017-03-15 05:25

Cut 6 inch of back end off broom, eyelet hand-screwed into arse end and midway along underdside and centre of the cut face, add trebles via split ring and as swivel to the cut end eyelet and paint whatever colour (I go plain white or mulie style blue). works wonders, and is inexpensive. Travels just under the surface and at medium-fast wind they whack it good. I used a shitty 10+yr old rake handle and crappy eyelets from a wall hanging kit that were rusty to start with and they lasted two full seasons. I decided to rig the eyelets with snap swivels so i could replace trebles as often as i wanted. 

Otherwise live hezza is best as above i reckons !

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Cast like a bullet

Wed, 2017-03-15 09:14

 Like

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gotta love them

Wed, 2017-03-15 02:59

 I love Salmon.....some of the clowns that come out are a bummer................

The litter bugs

Take every fish they land

Leaving fish heads on the beach

4x4 mad max drivers 

Spot invaders...( See a hooked fish so pull up and cast wildly until they tangle your line )Last year we had this happen so we politely left them to it and low and behold we came across a patch of Salmon about 50 square going off right on the shore from ankle deep.... SCORE.....Single hook lures are king at times  like this.

The bonus is that with all the people running around I find some great stuff lost by others......

 

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salmon

Sat, 2017-03-18 08:03

 I am happy to get one and process and eat.I seen some T.V. show where you dry BBQ fish by bouncing it around in a bag full of spices then putting it on a dry hotplate for a few minutes then flipping it and dropping a small amount of butter on the cooked side to remoisten it.works great for salmon you get the fish texture and spice flavour.I have been to gatherings where people wrap a whole salmon in foil and bake it.I dont have the heart to tell them it will be unedible unless you are totally stoned

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Sat, 2017-03-18 12:44

 Best place for a salmon if you take it home is under the vege patch, or plant a passion fruit on top of it.

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 Go great in the crab nest

Sat, 2017-03-18 13:33

 Go great in the crab nets too

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 bled out and left in a

Sat, 2017-03-18 13:53

 bled out and left in a seawater ice slurry and processed the next morning they are O.K.If you get lots of dhu and snapper good onya but us shore mugs do what we can to get a bit of fresh fish

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 Not bad smoked then broken

Sat, 2017-03-18 14:05

 Not bad smoked then broken up and mixed in a salad.

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Not bad cray bait

Sat, 2017-03-18 14:34

 

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Any news about whether they

Tue, 2017-03-21 06:52

Any news about whether they are in cockburn sound yet? 

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  I had a good look around

Tue, 2017-03-21 08:17

  I had a good look around yesterday- couldn't see any birds working the area. Trolled oppox from, out front of Alcoa to Rockingham Beach- nothing!

 

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Did you troll with a burley

Tue, 2017-03-21 11:56

Did you troll with a burley net behind the boat? 

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I chucked a couple of salmon

Tue, 2017-03-21 12:10

I chucked a couple of salmon through MickC's shredder at Shorecatch and turned them into bags and bags of berley logs.

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Tue, 2017-03-21 16:43

 That's a good idea Jack, how did they work as berley?

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  Looks like the local

Tue, 2017-03-21 15:01

  Looks like the local newspaper is onto the Salmon- great pic supplied via Beau:

https://thewest.com.au/news/sound-southern-telegraph/bumper-salmon-run-expected-again-ng-b88417829z

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Ha, first ive heard of it!

Tue, 2017-03-21 16:09

Ha, first ive heard of it! Thanks for the link Al

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We got onto a school in the

Tue, 2017-03-21 16:03

We got onto a school in the sound last weekend, few on stickbait and lost a few on fly

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The're already here then!

Tue, 2017-03-21 17:25

They're already here then! WooHoo! 

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 this thread is going to be

Tue, 2017-03-21 23:55

 this thread is going to be huge

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Trolled from woodmans pt to

Sat, 2017-03-25 13:17

Trolled from woodmans pt to the naval tower on GI and got nothing this morning. 

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Huge, huge bust up just off

Sat, 2017-03-25 15:39

Huge, huge bust up just off Carnac today with birds everywhere about the size of a suburban footy oval. Went for a cruise through and got a strike a run before it spat the hooks. Tried again but the huge clumps of weed made it impossible to get a good run at it so headed back to the bread and butter species.

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Sat, 2017-03-25 16:18

 Was watching about a dozen shags working something about 750m out from challenger beach this morning, don't know what it was, but it kept the shags interested for about half an hour.

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I have seen literlly hundreds

Sat, 2017-03-25 21:16

I have seen literlly hundreds of shags in the same area believe it or not they were feeding on a big school of small squid only 50mm long never heard of it before then

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Abrohlos

Sat, 2017-03-25 21:22

seen so many baby squid hanging on the moorings at the abrohlos like a school of 50 haha 

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 Mewstone today heaps of

Sat, 2017-03-25 23:24

 Mewstone today heaps of boats and good fat salmon also some nice tailor to 45cm if you get into the froth. 

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 How the metro salmon run

Sun, 2017-04-02 19:03

 How the metro salmon run going anyone having luck yet

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Sorta

Mon, 2017-04-03 13:49

theres a few at mewstones but that's about it, have turned up in other places like the moles but very random and unlikely, I'd say there still 2 weeks away, very late metro run this year...

 

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Was down at Augusta on the

Mon, 2017-04-03 14:05

Was down at Augusta on the weekend and rock fishing was definitely a no go so after checking out the efforts of a blokes not catching anything we had a crack at a couple of beaches between the Marina and the lighthouse that looked likely with Richter plugs for zilch. We tried driving along the coast and spotting them from the high ground but the huge swells, overcast weather, murky water and 15kn winds made it impossible to spot schools and we didn't make the treck to Hamlin Bay as conditions would have been worse. Was pretty damn dissapointed especially after seeing on Salmon tracker they were going off in Augusta yesterday when I was on the way back home!!

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 Saw some leaping out of the

Mon, 2017-04-03 14:32

 Saw some leaping out of the water chasing baitfish yesterday afternoon off hillarys behind the breakers

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This was a school of them off

Mon, 2017-04-03 16:23

This was a school of them off Hillarys 13 April last year

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 Yeah nice, there were a few

Mon, 2017-04-03 17:37

 Yeah nice, there were a few schools of fish like that hugging the bottom yesterday so most likely salmon too

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Plenty out there today.

Mon, 2017-04-10 14:58

Plenty out there today. Rounded the heads at woodies and there they were 100m from the groyne smashing up scalies. Caught a few then on the way out could see landbased fishos getting stuck into a few out near the actual point and then plenty more out on the reefs. Sharks, seals and dolphins all getting a feed aswell

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Trigg

Mon, 2017-04-10 15:19

 Anyone know if the salmon run up north as far as trigg this early in the season? In other words would it be worth it to take down a couple lures to trigg in the morning?

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salmon

Mon, 2017-04-10 15:43

 saw some punters takin photos on  back

of small charter boat mindarie yesterday holding a few up and birds working decent bust up on

 three mile coming in.

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Mon, 2017-04-10 16:34

 Been going off at the traffic bridge too.

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 not bad shark bait

Mon, 2017-04-10 20:59

 not bad shark bait