'DAD do you want me to show you how?'
Last weekend a few ANSA (Australian National Sportfishing Assoc.) members had a trip to North West Bay, south of Hobart and it absolutely went off. The short visit saw large Australian salmon 500mm plus, tailor and pick-axe couta all taken on silver slice Halco lures. The action was so fast with the Tailor and Salmon chasing pilchards in bait ball and couta flashing under the main school nailing anything that strayed from the safety of the mass that triple hook ups were the rule.
Young Jacob and Holly Caruso showed their father Mike just what gun fishers are all about. Jacob is shaping up to be a club champion and is shown here holding a nice Australian Salmon that went home for the pan.
The best spots in North West Bay are on the Eastern Approaches just wide of the salmon Pens. On the incoming tide the water is pushed up out of Storm Bay and the channel and this brings the bait to the surface along with it the marauding packs of pelagic. A slow trawl along this line will eventually find the fish.
Mike Caruso also was hit by something that took all his new line in the direction of New Zealand and is still going. He thinks it was probably a mega kingfish and with these magnificent fish increasing in size and number over past weeks it is only a matter of time before a record fish is landed.