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 Post subject: Salmon trip 2019
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:07 am 
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This year I took my family for the 3 day Salmon fishing trip to New York. Fishing was slow first day, and it took me a while to get the hang of difting salmon eggs. I was using an first generation 8 feet St.Croix Avid Surf rod, paired with Daiwa regal 2500 reel. I had the line spooled with 15lb mono, but changed it the second morning to 10lb Berkley big game mono, with a 12-15lb Seagaur fluoro leader. I was using size 2 Owner Saltwater hooks.
I had a Shimano Stradic 2500 and a Cabelas Inshore rod that my wife was fishing, as a backup setup.

With the lighter line, I was able to get more hits and better drifts, but I had to fight very carefully or lose the fish. Once hooked you have to follow the fish up/down river and fight carefully alerting other anglers that you have a fish on so you don't tangle with their line. I landed 7 fish and missed a few in hookups and couple to broken line.
We released most of the fish and kept 2.
Here are some pictures and all the fish I landed were King Salmon. I missed one Coho Salmon after a good fight and close to the net. One of the King Salmon I released would have been over 30lbs

The peak run hasn't started yet, and I may go again in a couple of weeks.

I hope you all like the pictures !!

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 Post subject: Re: Salmon trip 2019
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 Post subject: Re: Salmon trip 2019
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On the way to NY


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 Post subject: Re: Salmon trip 2019
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Some more pictures.
My 4 year old daughter loved the trip and was busy playing in stream and never complained she was bored through the 3 day on water!


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 Post subject: Re: Salmon trip 2019
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Nice catches Binu! Good to see that you have applied the learning from last years trip and able to catch many of them this time.
Does the Avid felt stiffer for salmon?


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 Post subject: Re: Salmon trip 2019
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:50 am 
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Binu,

Great catches and it is so nice that the young lady enjoys the outdoors.
I used to take my daughter, when she was about 6 yrs old, fishing with me and she used to enjoy it immensely.

When cleaning the fish, she would ask me to show her it's eyes and then it's heart etc. No wonder that she became a doctor when she grew up!

The East Coast king salmon seem to be darker than the ones on the West Coast of Canada, perhaps it may be due to their starting to be spawned out?

See picture below of a West Coast king salmon, silvery and in prime condition.

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 Post subject: Re: Salmon trip 2019
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West Coast King Salmon, caught by my wife at the Fraser River, Vancouver, Canada.
See the colour difference vis-a-vis East Coast.

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 Post subject: Re: Salmon trip 2019
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h_venkatesan wrote:
Nice catches Binu! Good to see that you have applied the learning from last years trip and able to catch many of them this time.
Does the Avid felt stiffer for salmon?


Thanks Venky. Yes, the Avid is a bit stiffer and probably not the ideal rod for Salmon. People use something like a noodle rod, long 9-10 feet long rods, light on the tip but with good power in the butt section to handle the fight of large Salmon.


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 Post subject: Re: Salmon trip 2019
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kingfish wrote:
West Coast King Salmon, caught by my wife at the Fraser River, Vancouver, Canada.
See the colour difference vis-a-vis East Coast.

Kingfish


Kingfish,
Thank you !! When the Salmon enter the rivers from lake Ontario they are of lighter chrome color. Once they enter river, they start to change color. I was fishing the mid-lower sections of the river.


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 Post subject: Re: Salmon trip 2019
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:59 pm 
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That's some insane fishing there Binu.
Glad you had fun and thank you for sharing the report and the pics.

Looking forward to seeing more saltwater reports from this fall.
I hope you get into some nice weakfish action this year, besides stripers and bluefish.

Cheers!
Maruthu


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 Post subject: Re: Salmon trip 2019
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:38 am 
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Thanks Maruthu !! I will fish more in the surf in end of October and November.
I will mostly be chasing White-tailed deer next few weeks. Talk to you soon.

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Binu


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 Post subject: Re: Salmon trip 2019
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:50 pm 
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binu wrote:
Thanks Maruthu !! I will fish more in the surf in end of October and November.
I will mostly be chasing White-tailed deer next few weeks. Talk to you soon.

Regards,
Binu


Good luck with the deer Binu!
Tie some of that tail on 4/0 VMC siwash hooks for me please :)

Maruthu


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 Post subject: Re: Salmon trip 2019
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:29 pm 
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Some great catches right there and nice pics with the little ones making some memories.

Cheers....


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 Post subject: Re: Salmon trip 2019
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Ulygun wrote:
Some great catches right there and nice pics with the little ones making some memories.

Cheers....


Thanks mate!!


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 Post subject: Re: Salmon trip 2019
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:29 am 
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Fantastic!!


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 Post subject: Re: Salmon trip 2019
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:49 am 
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Hi Binu, nice to see you back in action. Nice catch.

Vijay.


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