sam bros

Chasing Bust Ups in Sydney + Video

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Hi Raiders,

Went out for a fish a few days ago but didn't post a report straight away because I wanted to make a video 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. 

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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. thumbnail.jpg

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.

Cheers

 

 

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Awesome Stuff Mate

Honestly LOVED the video. :D:D

Did you end up keeping any of the salmon?

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That's awesome. 

I was out there a few weeks ago in similar conditions. I lost a few when they jumped into the air. Anyone have tips of what to do when they jump (apart from crossing fingers) ?

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Great report mate and loved the video

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Great video mate, well edited......good fun those salmon.

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Awesome video mate. 

What do you use to record and edit?

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4 hours ago, fishinaddiction said:

Awesome Stuff Mate

Honestly LOVED the video. :D:D

Did you end up keeping any of the salmon?

Released all except for one. They taste okay when bled and cleaned straight away and eaten fresh

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4 hours ago, raging said:

That's awesome. 

I was out there a few weeks ago in similar conditions. I lost a few when they jumped into the air. Anyone have tips of what to do when they jump (apart from crossing fingers) ?

Thanks mate

The only thing you can do is try not to let the line go slack when they jump.

But you just got to hope for the best

The salmon have been busting up for the past couple weeks consistently 

Usually in and around north head and middle head

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3 hours ago, Sigma said:

Great video mate, well edited......good fun those salmon.

Thanks mate, Glad you enjoyed it.

They are awesome fun on light gear

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Thanks for the post Sam Bros. Nice pics and video. I'm sure it will be very helpful to people chasing Salmon. Cheers, BN

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16 hours ago, raging said:

That's awesome. 

I was out there a few weeks ago in similar conditions. I lost a few when they jumped into the air. Anyone have tips of what to do when they jump (apart from crossing fingers) ?

I recon all you can do is keep the line tight and rod tip down. Just like Barra as their head comes out you are pulling them over and stopping vertical momentum. Then cross fingers!

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Awesome video mate!

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7 hours ago, big Neil said:

Thanks for the post Sam Bros. Nice pics and video. I'm sure it will be very helpful to people chasing Salmon. Cheers, BN

Thanks mate Glad you enjoyed it

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6 hours ago, Flickn Mad said:

I recon all you can do is keep the line tight and rod tip down. Just like Barra as their head comes out you are pulling them over and stopping vertical momentum. Then cross fingers!

That's a good tip 

I'll try that next time

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5 hours ago, dan88j said:

Awesome video mate!

Thanks mate

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20 hours ago, bluengold said:

Awesome video mate. 

What do you use to record and edit?

Thanks mate

I use a canon 70d with a rode microphone, I also use a gopro hero 4 black

 

For editing I use a couple programs including after effects, premier pro and Vegas pro 

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On 10/6/2017 at 8:00 PM, sam bros said:

 

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nice pics + luv the vid

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17 minutes ago, COASTIE 01 said:

nice pics + luv the vid

Thanks mate :) 

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What a video, keep them coming mate 

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That's a great way to put up a report! Well done Sam! 

Cheers scratchie!!! 

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Great report, I loved the vid.

Those aussie salmon are no pushover.

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That was an awesome report and that video was amazing. Keep making more please!

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try keeping your rod tip near the water the drag of line in the water keeps pressure on your line..if you are using braid it makes it harder to stop the fish from throwin the hooks as there is no stretch in the line...rick

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21 hours ago, Reel' em in said:

What a video, keep them coming mate 

Thanks Mate :)

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21 hours ago, Scratchie said:

That's a great way to put up a report! Well done Sam! 

Cheers scratchie!!! 

Thanks Scratchie 

Glad you enjoyed the video

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