kayakone wrote:Brilliant Dave.
What a beautiful part of Oz you are yak fishing in - looks like a slice of heaven. No doubt those stripeys are typical tuna as far as powerful runs, and hopefully good chewing too.
Yeah Trevor, bloody good fun with some strong runs. They're not a usual catch along this stretch of coast but the Leeuwin Current was strong this year so the water down here is warmer for later than normal. Tea tonight was some smoke Aus Salmon for entree followed by tuna sashimi with seasoned sushi rice accompanied by a local 2009 Sauv Blanc. Ahhh, life's tough sometimes.
Zed wrote:Skippies are tasty and go like a bullet. Good job on those. I've never been in a kayak in a place I could catch them, but have caught plenty from boats. First time I ever ate them a Japanese fellow on the boat had one cubed up fresh and he made a huge batch of poke for the boat. It was some of the best "raw fish salad" I've ever had. Most of the "chunk light tuna" in cans is skipjack, or at least here in the States.
Hey Zed, what is this 'poke' of which you speak? Now that I've got a fridge full of tuna I'm interested in different ways of preparing it.
There was a fish canning industry in this town some years ago & I believe these tuna were often caught for that purpose.
Dodge wrote:Dave a couple of nice stripeys and would have been fun to land on the yak mate.
They sure are. Almost the most fun I've had catching any fish, can only dream of what they'd (any tuna) be like when bigger
Junglefisher wrote:Great stuff.
That would to be about as flat / calm as I've ever seen that part of the world.
Craig, you saw the region at the wrong time of the year, conditions down here are often quite benign during winter months, seems like it's either stormy or calm at this time of year. One extreme to the other, it's blowing & raining here today.
Bertros wrote:Your catches just seem to continue surpassing the last one Dave. Two incredible fish there. Well done!
Yep, I'm somewhat pleased to have got through a phase of fishless trips. Even with some good fish recently I'm still on about a 50% successful trip rate, I just gotta keep telling myself that you have to be on the water to have a chance.
SharkNett wrote:Would love to get a stripey from the yak. only person i know of that gets them regularly over here goes out around 2k's to find the schools.
Never eaten one. Used to get plenty from the boat but were either cubed for snapper or bridled for marlin.
People here have been telling me that they're only good for bait, but that's what I was told about bonito too and I love them on the plate now. It just needs a bit of experimenting & thought about the best way to cook/prepare the fish. There are very few fish I would throw back as not worth eating.
Australian Salmon 84cm, Bonito 58cm, Bream 31cm, Flathead 55cm, Mulloway 58cm, Snook 87cm, Tuna (Bluefin) 63cm (Stripey) 71cm, Tailor 36cm, Trevally 36cm