Threadfin Salmon (Eleutheronema tetradactylum)

Eleutheronema tetradactylum

This species is one of the popular gamefish here in the Philippines.  It is known locally (in the Tagalog regions) as Mamale or Mamali.  These fish normally school in bays, and other muddy or sandy bottom coastal waters.  They feed on a variety of smaller fish and shrimp.  Anglers typically target these fish using spoons, casting jigs, crank baits or topwater lures.  One major destination for Mamale Fishing is Manila Bay.  Boats can be hired in Navotas.  The captains take out anglers to chase the boils and catch Mamale up to around 4kgs and many other smaller species of fish.

Jun caught the one pictured above while using a light setup (3000 size reel loaded with 10lbs braid) while fishing a crank bait.  I have also caught juveniles while surf casting in Puerto Galera.

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Posted on June 9, 2011, in Threadfin Salmon (Mamale). Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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