Always a welcome catch when fishing inshore reef areas, the Bluebone is a colourful, hard-fighting and fabulous-eating fish.
|Other Names:||Choerodon schoenleinii, blackspot tuskfish.|
|Location:||Reef and rocky areas, rubble bottom.|
|Method:||Overhead or spin reels spooled with 15-24 kg braid. Soft plastic jigs worked over the shallow coral or rocky reefs is a great way to target these tasty reef dwellers. Expect a hard contest as bluebone are not keen about leaving their reef hideouts. Bluebone can also be targeted with fresh baits. Maximum size 15kg but 3-6kg fish are most commonly caught.|
|Regulations:||For up-to-date regulations, check out the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries website.|
|Eating:||Highly prized for their excellent eating qualities with firm, white flaky flesh.|