Is silver trevally good bait?
On the southern half of Australia, Silver Trevally is the most common of the Trevally species found in these waters. With a high table quality, hard fighting abilities and being an irresistible bait for many species makes Silver’s an all-round popular target and why wouldn’t they be.
What lures to use for trevally?
The best baits for trevally are small cubes of pilchard, skipjack or any other common baitfish. If trevally are schooling on the surface and feeding on krill they may take a small trolled lure, jig or softbait cast into the school.
How do you target silver trevally?
The bite will largely depend on tidal movement and current. Bait fishing can be a highly successful method for targeting silvers, with baits such as peeled prawns,nippers, worms, half pieces of pilchard, strips of squid and slimy mackerel all working well.
Do you need to bleed silver trevally?
Due to the softness of the silver trevally flesh you will need to bleed them straight away, put them in an ice slurry, fillet and skin them and then cover the boneless fillets in bread crumbs.
How do you get trevally from shore?
Giant trevally will take live or dead whole fish and fillet baits as well as soft plastics and trolled minnows, but by far the most exciting and sporting way to target them is on large surface lures like poppers and stickbaits.
Can you catch trevally at night?
They are both a day and night fish. Trevally will take a bait either tide, day or night but prefers the deeper waters during the day and anywhere close to structures at night. In slack water, I use a rig that has resulted in many fine catches.
Is trevally a bottom feeder?
Bottom Feeders: For example golden trevally have no teeth and blubbery lips that allow them to feed on crustaceans and prey that is hiding on the bottom. Diamond Trevally do the same and 90% of the time they will eat a stationary lure of the bottom and start running off with it.
What is the best time to catch trevally?
The best time to fish is at high tides or when the tide is coming or going and creating some current. Some of the best giant trevally fishing is done using poppers and a ‘rip and sit’ slow retrieval that will create a big splash and then allow the rear of the popper to sink for a moment before continuing.
Is trevally still a Good Bait?
Trevally is still a good bait . Big snapper love a whole trevally with one fillet sliced off, and small fish will grab strips dropped on a ledger rig. Most trevally are caught by accident while fishing for other species. They will take a bait , a silver jig or a soft plastic lure .
How do you fish for trevally?
Small soft plastics fished on light jig heads are often irresistible to big trevally. Keep an an eye on the shallows as the tide recedes as trevally will frequently move steadily downstream with the current zig zagging from deep to shallow water.
Is Trevally fish high in Mercury?
Shellfish (prawns, lobsters, oysters), squid and octopus, flathead, snapper, salmon, trout, trevally , whiting, anchovy, mullet, bream, garfish. These fish also contain good amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in addition to being lower in mercury: mackeral, atlantic salmon, herrings, sardines, canned salmon and tuna in oil. Does trevally have bones?
What does golden trevally taste like?
Golden trevally are considered one of the best members of the trevally family for eating , with bleeding recommended. The fish has slightly translucent, dark-pink flesh while fresh, becoming white and juicy during cooking, although has a tendency to become dry, flaky, and fibrous. A rich, tangy fish flavour is noted.