Salmon/Tailor

 Have fished same spot in Mandurah for a few years now. Have enjoyed regular success with Tailor catches until Salmon presence over the past two seasons. Tailor catches down significantly in this time and am thinking Salmon may be impacting the Tailor Catch.

Anyone else experiencing similar?


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IMO. Big schools of salmon

Thu, 2016-06-09 08:28

IMO.
Big schools of salmon eating bait fish, not enough bait to hold the Tailor..

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Nothing on my inshore spots

Thu, 2016-06-09 10:35

Nothing on my inshore spots either. Plenty of reports north of mindarie and a few offshore in 30m+

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We have had a very good salmon season

Thu, 2016-06-09 11:19

Perhaps we may be seeing the downside of having such a good season, as there not being enough food for all these predators.

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No shortage of tailor at my

Thu, 2016-06-09 12:24

No shortage of tailor at my usual LB spots. In fact I'd say I'm getting more tailor per session than most past years. Good sizes to, 45cm average. I hardly ever see salmon at my tailor spots though so I wonder if it's the salmon depleting localised bait populations & the tailor are moving to places salmon don't frequent as much?

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Got one at 41cm at Mewstone

Thu, 2016-06-09 14:26

Got one at 41cm at Mewstone last Sunday. First one I have ever caught there. Amongst the salmon.

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Got a salmon north of

Sat, 2016-06-11 21:54

Got a salmon north of Mindarie on Friday night and two tailor......got me stuffed.

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 I've found the salmon and

Sun, 2016-08-28 07:56

 I've found the salmon and tailor schools tend to co-exist together well down at my usual south Mandurah haunts. Tailor usually hit baits and lures early and then salmon arrive later to add some frantic action