Episode 5 of our Princess Charlotte Bay trip we aptly named the Blue Salmon Blues (click here to start the series from the beginning).
Fishing the first part of our trip was curtailed due to the fin fish closure.
Despite the magic weather offshore, we were limited to targeting Fingermark and other permitted species.
As luck would NOT have it, as the closure ended the wind started to blow.
And we were forced inshore a few days early than we had hoped.
So conditions for barra were not ideal with high barometer, cold water and strong S/E winds.
But we gave them a crack anyway.
The result… Our blue salmon blues video below.
The Blue Salmon couldn’t get enough of our Pillager lures.
Barra were in absent mode due to the cold 23.6 degree water temp and strong winds.
But we found some threadfin in the Marrett River and smaller feeder creeks leading into the bay.
We also found the Blue Salmon!
Absolute ripper session catching these on our Pillager lures.
We could not get the lures past them.
They even preferred the lures to live mullet which was unusual.
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The custom rod Ryan used in this video is by Ron Farren.