Blue Salmon

Blue SalmonBlue salmon usually weigh 1-3kg although much larger specimens are caught occasionally. These fish are often caught when barramundi fishing in the mangrove creeks.

It is common to encounter schooling numbers at creek mouths on an incoming tide.

Other Names: Eleutheronema tetradactylum
Location: The lower river reaches and estuaries.
Season: Blue salmon can be found throughout the year but are more prolific in the cooler dry season months.
Method: Baitcaster or threadline outfits in the 4kg to 8kg range. They take live and dead baits but provide the best sport on lures with shallow-running, minnow-style lures taking most fish.
Regulations: For up-to-date regulations, check out the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries website
Eating: Blue salmon are a good table fish and, eaten fresh, are regarded as equal to barramundi by many anglers. They have white, firm, slightly oily flesh.