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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:14 am 

Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:23 am
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Location: Nellore,AP
Just Few pictures of a nice male salmon that I caught last week..That day caught 3 salmon in total.The biggest one was around 31Lbs and this one 26Lbs.
I used a 12 foot 4-8 lb rated spinning rod(okuma float) with a Shimano 4000 reel spololed on a 10 lb main line and tied to a leader of 8lbs and a hook size of 8 .The bait I used was Salmon eggs tied in a small sack.
It took me nearly 25 minutes to land this fish.

This is a fast flowing river and salmon can be caught with a float setup.The details of the setup are represented here:
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The male is identified by the Canine teeth that the Salmon has..


When caught a lot of these males discharge semen like a grade 8 virgin..LOL..Don't ask me why..LOL


Similar setup can be used for catching carp, trout or any fish in a fast flowing stream/river.Appropriate float has to be choosen for this kind of fishing.
At the same time long and light rods have to be used for fishing rivers or streams (minimum length of 10 foot).The longer the rod the better chances of fighting a fish and not loosing it.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:45 pm 

Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 1:53 pm
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Some nice catches there!

To play a salmon of those sizes in a fast flowing river with a 10lb main line and a leader of 8 lbs needs patience and skill.

Was the main line monofilament or braid?

Always wondered whether these spawning salmon were firm fleshed enough for eating or releasing only?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:35 am 

Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:23 am
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Location: Nellore,AP
The main line was monofilament..Once hooked the salmon takes us for a walk in the river.That is the reason we wear chest waders to wade in the river.if we let the drag too loose, the salmon will make jumps and let the hook off.The regulations for some rivers are to use size 6 hook or smaller.Very easily can a salmon unhook itself from such a small hook or break the leader by making few jumps.So the challenge is to keep the line tight,secure and take the walk with the salmon in the river.Some people even use 4lb to 6 lb leaders.
For this fish, I must have walked around 200 meters in the river (with it hooked on) until it finally surrendered. It's a lot of exercise,patience but its fun..!! Long and light rods are helpful here to keep the fish mouth up and to fight the fish..

Some salmon can be eaten.Just have to watch the color.if they turn too black/dark then better to throw them off.Well that's what the locals say..Few friends of mine have eaten the dark ones and they didnot complain about it.


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