West Coast Day 106 - Pilbara Coast

Thursday, Nov 05, 1998 at 01:00

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

We were determined to catch a decent salmon today so we bought a large block of pilchards, which we shared with Glenn, and rigged up our gang hooks. The 5 of us (the 2 fishos, Glenn, David and I) all set off to the beach together and stood in our designated positions along the shore as per yesterday. For the first 1 ½ hours, whilst the tide was coming in, we caught catfish after catfish. Occasionally, we used the catfish for bait and discovered that catfish don't eat catfish. After losing something on my line that took all my gear I gave up and sat on the beach for a while. No one was catching a thing of any worth until I decided to experiment with my bait. The shark that Glenn had kept yesterday was intended to be his lunch but when he gutted it, he found lots of baby shark inside. I used the miniature sharks as bait on the gang hooks and within seconds pulled in a salmon. From then on, we all started to catch salmon and within an hour, David and I had caught between us, 9 threadfin salmon. Admittedly, they weren't king size but we had enough fish after filleting for 4 meals. Our only problem was keeping it all fresh.
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
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