Is there a time of year preferred to hunting sambo LB

 Hey guys, I'm curious if there is any particular season that the sambos are more accessible off the rocks or is it just a matter of burleying up and hoping one comes in?

My plan is to get some love herring and balloon on out, failing that, perhaps sliding one out, while keeping consistant burley trail, 

any tips would be appreciated also, this is a big goal of mine and I plan to be hitting a few locations sourced last year down south, I've done a lot o read ups but want to here what the gurus have to say

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 Mid-late Autum is definatley

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:16

 Mid-late Autum is definatley the best time down south to be fishing land based for pretty much everything. Sambos come in closer and so do the Dhuies. Also you get the best weather at that time of the year. Just have to fight off the plagues of salmon when you're trying for something bigger :) 

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Who was that bloke...

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:17

...on here a while back, with big sambos caught on stickbaits in a northern suburbs marina? May as well challenge yourself, mate! Mind you, your plan could produce a YTK...

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 Well i was thinking of

Thu, 2014-02-06 14:31

 Well i was thinking of chuckin some soft plastics n stick baits around while my livie sits in the burley, I like the look of those hard body squid profiles with the tentacles also,

 

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 plenty around of the cliffs

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:21

 plenty around of the cliffs in kalbarri...get smoked atleast twice every time I go haha

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How do Love herring rate over

Thu, 2014-02-06 13:24

How do Love herring rate over Live herring? ;)

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 Love herring are the ones

Thu, 2014-02-06 13:49

 Love herring are the ones that hum Barry White while swimming,

not influenced by the size of ya hook but the motion of the ocean 

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 Do any of you guys fish for

Thu, 2014-02-06 17:19

 Do any of you guys fish for them regularly ? If so, I've got 30lb atm but I feel the need to push up to 50lb, I run mono atm on a fin nor offshore but to go to 50lb mono my line capacity will really drop but a sambo around rocks with braid....

thoughts ?

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If you hook a big one off the

Fri, 2014-02-07 17:05

If you hook a big one off the rocks on 30lb I reckon there'd have to be a lot of luck involved to land one - but that's a guess, never targetted them landbased myself

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 Mmm mixed opinions, some

Fri, 2014-02-07 21:50

 Mmm mixed opinions, some have said that the capacity may be better then heavier line class, may be something I'll need to experiment on. 

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Have not targeted Sambos from

Fri, 2014-02-07 22:06

Have not targeted Sambos from the rocks but caught plenty out of the boat, even the 5-6kg fish go real hard, I was using 20 pound mono

with a heavy leader but was getting busted off all the time, If it was me I would load the reel up with 50 pound braid and use a long heavy mono leader.

Should get just as much braid on the reel. Good luck in getting one.

 

 

 

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There are apparently quite a

Mon, 2014-02-10 13:43

There are apparently quite a few that hang around Lancelin jetty.. Pretty sure there are reports on it. I think the hard part is stopping them

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They'll go straight over the

Mon, 2014-02-10 14:03

They'll go straight over the reef on the right side of the Jetty and bust you off

Had a few frustrating nights trying to stop them

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 Was thinking more down south

Mon, 2014-02-10 20:15

 Was thinking more down south guys, but maybe a trip to Lancelin for an understanding of my opposition first. 

 

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dont think its the right time of year

Wed, 2014-02-12 08:43

was up there all weekend and not a sambo in sight..although i did crack a 62cm tailor.

think it will be hard to get through all the rays to find a sambo lol.

herring were really thick, definately wont go shy of live bait.

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Sambos

Tue, 2014-02-11 03:40

 We chase and catch them regularly in the northern marinas.. Winter time is best but really it's whenever the mullet are there.. Which seems to be winter.. It was my post that had them on stick baits and yes it is possible to do but live baits work much better.. Just gotta be there at the right place and time to get em on lures.

Line wise..... Well we have caught them on as light as 30lb but you gotta get real lucky.. Most come from 100lb, GT popping gear and you still lose plenty.. Capacity wise 25m would be enough because if you don't stop them with in 10 they will ping you.. 

Keeping in mind this is all marinas.. Different story down south I guess, as I've never caught one there I'm not really sure, but having caught them plenty of other places I'd say line wise go heavy there is no way the would strip even 100m with out doing you.  Mono is prob better then braid off rocks also but we just try get some extra use of the GT gear..

Most jettys also hold them but with out rope or a 400lb hand line you have nearly zero chance.

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 That's an awesome fish there

Tue, 2014-02-11 19:00

 That's an awesome fish there mate, thanks for the update, may have to get amongst some there! 

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Sambos?

Sat, 2014-02-15 07:38

 Forgive my stupidity but are we talking about Australian Salmon or Samson fish? 

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 Stupidity forgiven! Samson,

Sat, 2014-02-15 18:34

 Stupidity forgiven! Samson, sambos

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