Don t know if the funky snail lure was a one time thing or if it might return. Kept on fishing until about skill level 85 ending with 33 salmon and 114 silver mackerel for the session.
Highmountain salmon is a repeatable quest used for meeting the requirement of 103 110 an ample stockpile.
Ancient highmountain salmon. Ancient highmountain salmon is a rare fish that can be fished up in highmountain using the bait salmon lure. Funky sea snail is fished up in the waters of highmountain. But for the ancient highmountain salmon i have burned 8 ancient lures so far so 80 minutes of fishing both in open water and in pools they are very rare but found a spot where a pool of highmountain salmon spawns every 15 minutes and i never caught the snail lure required to spawn the drogbar that drops the lure to catch the salmon.
Toss the fish back into the water increasing fishing skill by 5 up to a max of 800. Salmon lure in turn can be obtained from bitestone fishbrul the mob summoned by funky sea snail. Requires level 98 with the drogbar hunting them so voraciously highmountain salmon rarely get this old sell price.
Killing that beast gave me a 5min salmon lure which yielded mostly highmountain salmon along with eight ancient highmountain salmon. Binds when picked up.