bunker bay/ dunsborough

 Hi, heading off next week down south

anyone fished down at bunker bay want to take the kids down there do you get good whiting off the beach or anything else around down there if anyone has any reports

also will probably tow the 5.2m westerberg down there anyone have any indication where its worth to wet a line maybe around the cape if its good haven't fished the area so if anyone can point me in the right direction would be very helpful.

Thanks Heaps

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Dunsborough Flats

Mon, 2020-01-13 13:44

Was down there across the new year period and I got a few good whiting fishing the flats smack bang in front of the Dunsborough town centre. I've tried further out towards the cape a couple of times without much luck. I was just standing on the sand islands and casting in to the shallows. Was too windy for the poppers on the light gear but have heard that this also works well on the flats there.

Around the rocky and reefy areas out towards the cape I have done pretty well on the herring just flicking a twisty lure off the rocks.

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Rocky point

Mon, 2020-01-13 17:49

 Rocky point at the southern end of Bunker bay should be starting to produce salmon trout and herring with whiting on the sand patches in closer to Bunkers

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There's big sandies in good

Mon, 2020-01-13 18:25

There's big sandies in good numbers in around 32m out from Meelup. Just gotta drift until you find em


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 I was down at Bunkers

Tue, 2020-01-21 16:20

 I was down at Bunkers today.... didn't have my fishing rod, but saw a couple of very large looking fish, barrelling through the shallows.  Too early for Salmon, or are there few year long residents down that area?

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Tue, 2020-01-21 17:34

Could be a few resident fish that have stayed behind from last years back run.

Quite often we would get a few late returners in with schools of salmon trout on their way south while pro netting down that way at this time of the years. The area around Rocky Point holds them for some reason

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Squid and kgs

Tue, 2020-01-21 17:22

Plenty of good squid and king George around west busso 2 weeks ago.  

squid in 10m, kgs in 2m