Sydney’s beautiful and iconic Harbour is fishing better today than at any time in living memory! Cleaner water and restrictions on commercial harvesting of fish have led to a massive rebound in stocks. Starlo and Jo head out with the MAKO Eyewear crew in this episode to chase abundant schools of Australian salmon and silver trevally against the beautiful backdrop of the world’s best harbour.
In this episode Starlo and Jo use 2 to 2.4 m light and medium spinning rods from several Shimano stables, including the ever popular Jungle StiX range.
Premium spinning reels in the 2500 and 4000 sizes are best for this task and it’s hard to top Shimano’s Rarenium, Stradic and Navi ranges, especially in terms of bang for your buck.
In this episode, Starlo and Jo mostly ran 10 pound PowerPro braid, but Starlo also broke out the ultra-light 3 pound PowerPro Bite Motion braid for some added excitement. The duo used leaders of Shimano Ocea fluorocarbon in 10, 12 and 16 pound strengths.
Squidgies Fish, Shad and Whip Bait soft plastics, Raider metal jigs and various metal slugs and baitfish profile lures all work well on salmon and other pelagic species.