Big Australian Salmon (25-Feb-13)

So trying to fit in as much fishing before the end of summer, we decided to try live baiting for hopefully yet another flathead like in the two previous posts. We had a few variations going, one with a small sinker and one with a bigger one. The small sinker gives the fish some more slack to swim around the surface, whereas the larger one puts it down towards the bottom. The rod with the smaller sinker was hit by a steam train and took the line in all sorts of directions. This would indicate your usual pelagic species of either a salmon or kingfish. After a short 5 minute fight, we pulled up this beauty which measured around the 55cm mark and weighed about 2kg.

Australian Salmon