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Our Phase One winners of the 2023 Salmon Slam have been announced! Check out the winners here!
With six weeks to go in the competition, you could still win this $3,000 top prize from Shimano simply for catching a salmon and entering it into the Salmon Slam app!
This FREE to enter, app-based competition runs from 1 March until 1 May and there's more than $10,000 in prizes up for grabs simply by catching a salmon, taking a snap of it next to a ruler with the tournament code '#SS2023' visible and entering it via our Salmon Slam 2023 app into the competition.
Remember, fish images entered into the app must reflect our responsible fish handling practices. So no blood or cut throats, fish still alive, fish supported well and held horizontally, no fingers in gills, etc.
To enter the comp and have a crack for some great prizes, simply download the Salmon Slam app via the App Store or Google Play!
CHECK OUT THE SLAM COMPETITION PHASES, INFO AND PRIZES UP FOR GRABS HERE
A huge Recfishwest thanks to our supporters and sponsors in Shimano, Western Angler Magazine, Richter Lures, Halco Tackle, Assassin Tackle Australia, Anglers Fishing World and Compleat Angler Nedlands for their donations of prizes!
Yellowfin tuna to 30kg have been caught in good numbers in 40m depths at the back of Rottnest on trolled deep-diving lures that can get down to 8m depths. There are also plenty of mostly small tuna species at the back of Five-Fathom Bank and around Rottnest. Fishers have been keeping an eye out for bait balls and casting stickbaits into the fray, which worked nicely for landing fish up to 10kg. Yellowtail kingfish are also active around Rottnest in the 40m depths. Chunky tailor have been caught near the white-water at reefs such as Mewstones and also at the back of Garden Island. The FADs have been firing for 2-3kg dolphinfish with stickbaits or drifted live baits working well. In the Swan River drop netters are still getting a feed of blue swimmer crabs in the deeper sections but are having to work a little bit harder. If trolling for tailor, the East Fremantle to Bicton area worked well for landing fish around the 40cm mark. Saturday morning should see lower winds along with glassy conditions forecast from Tuesday through to Thursday.
Send us pics of your FADs catches for some great prizes!
To celebrate the great fishing opportunities at FADs currently between Cape Naturaliste and Two Rocks (more to come at other locations soon), we're giving away some quality prizes thanks to Richter Lures and Madfish Gear simply for catching a fish at any of the devices between 1 March - 1 May and sending in a snap of your fish!
Best photo: An XL Madfish Fishing Bag (to keep your catches frosty) with 10x Richter skirt lures inside.
2nd best photo: A medium-sized Madfish Fishing Bag with 10x Richter skirt lures inside.
3rd best photo: A medium-sized Madfish Fishing Bag with 5x Richter skirt lures inside.
4th-10th place: Each receive a handful of Richter skirts and lures!
HOW YOU CAN WIN:
1) Visit any of the FADs;
2) Catch a pelagic sportfish and take a photo of your catch that reflects our responsible fish handling practices (still alive, no blood, no fingers in gills, supporting fish horizontally etc), with the FAD clearly visible in the photo (hint hint - just like the photo of Dean Dabala above);
3) Message a photo of your catch to our Facebook or Instagram page detailing where and when you caught it;
4) Keep an eye on our socials when we announce the winners after May 1!
Good luck! Get all your FADs locations here
This Fishing Report was submitted on 3/17/2023 4:33:57 AM by Seamus and last updated on 3/18/2023 10:05:46 PM.
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