- 18/12/2014 at 11:35 pm #25330yellowfinParticipant
Somebody here is keeping awfully quiet about their recent success, they have well and truly arrived early this year. some good size fish showing up on the end of peoples lines in the last week or 2.
hopefully I can get away for a day or 2 this month and get onto a nice big December Bullet.21/12/2014 at 7:08 pm #25333
Yum. what is the best way to get salmon scales off the skin of a fat wild 12pnder?
22/12/2014 at 10:45 pm #25335burkefishParticipant
a hose will remove scales by directing it from the tail up. works for me when i get the fish home. only down side is if you catch a few fish you tend to have a lot of fish scales left around the area so suggest don’t do it around the backdoor – doesn’t go down to well. i don’t scale fish i’m going to smoke.26/12/2014 at 10:43 pm #25340troutfishernzParticipant
Got my first salmon of the season this morning in the surf at Rangitata, just a small one at 7.5lb but good fun on the trout rod
27/12/2014 at 9:29 am #25342
Thats awesome troutfisher, i have the same rod i use for trout, what reel do you use? I use a little abu cardinal. Now all rivers are clear i will use light trout gear tomorrow for chasing salmon.27/12/2014 at 5:41 pm #25343troutfishernzParticipant
The reel is a okuma rtx 25. I was after kahawai hence the light gear and was quite surprised when a Salmon grabbed my 10g hex wobbler.28/12/2014 at 2:58 am #25344ripshitandbustParticipant
caught a 15lber in good nick trolling in otago harbour this morning and saw one of a similar size landed off the wharf yesterday which prompted me to head out. Still not a lot of action but fish appear to be in good condition.
Does any know if the rangitata surf has been firing????!!!!28/12/2014 at 4:34 am #25345Gofish270Participant
I got a 13lb in the Rakaia surf yesterday. Around 6 landed that I saw, and a couple dropped.
Lots of people this morning, but conditions turned to crap.04/01/2015 at 8:13 am #25356ZeddieParticipant
Hi , any fish around. ?? Couldn’t make it out today ,
thought waimak would be a good colour/ condition . .?04/01/2015 at 9:19 pm #25358shark slayerParticipant
yes they are two steps to the left and four to the right..i think i can hear seven of them and they smell about 14lb each.05/01/2015 at 5:15 am #25360FishunterParticipant
I seen 8 salmon crossing 2 shingle bars up near the Rakaia gorge on Sunday afternoon on a side stream,between 2 shingle bars 200mtrs apart.They were swimming fast.Bloody great sight even if river was too dirty to fish.05/01/2015 at 6:41 am #25362
Hey sharkslayer u have got the fever bad for someone who isn’t salmon fishing this season.06/01/2015 at 6:03 am #25365shark slayerParticipant
ive been fishing for kahawai i swear.. ..ok ..i have changed rods,ordered lures,done maintenance on my reels,come up with new theories…and even had a couple early tries….stupid salmon..time to guess when its gonna peak and book my hollidays..
07/01/2015 at 12:46 am #25369hookusupParticipant
The forums so quiet this year compared to the last few seasons .
There must be a few in the rivers and hanging round the mouth .07/01/2015 at 7:17 am #25370yellowfinParticipant
I know of 2 taken at the mouth today & 4 at Mac Rocks…
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.