Blue Salmon | Eleutheronema tetradactylum

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Common Name: Blue Salmon
Species Name: Eleutheronema tetradactylum

The Blue Salmon is also known as Blue Threadfin, Threadfin, Threadie or Cooktown Salmon. The Blue Salmons colour is silver bluish green in appearance along the back and flanks this progresses to a shiny silver white belly area. The Blue salmon differs from the King Salmon having shorter thread like filaments and only up to four which are located below the pectoral fins. The Blue Salmons pectoral fins are a yellowish colour; the dorsal and tail fin are greyish with black bordering. Blue salmon grow up to 120cm however captures up to 3kg are common.

Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. Inhabiting shallow coastal waters and estuaries

Light to Medium Tackle.

Minnows, Soft Plastics, Spoons, Chrome slices and Saltwater Fly.

Fish Strips, Herring, Pilchards, Frogmouth Pilchards, Garfish and Prawns

Blue Salmon Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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