Cape to Cape - near eaglebay

Hi guys,

 

Heading down in a few weeks, just wandering if anyone has fished around the cape here?

Looking for some good ground to fish, for bigger species

 

(the red box is a beach im looking at fishing - the arrow shows some good ground)

 

any info is greatly appreciated

John

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Not sure where you are.

Wed, 2010-11-10 11:03

From the water on both sides I suspect near the tip near Bunkers bay. If I am right those areas you have picked is harder to get to and pretty fishy from my recollection.

Neels

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The box uve outlined is just

Wed, 2010-11-10 11:16

The box uve outlined is just north of suger loaf. If theres any kind of swell then it will be pretty hard to fish the beach, but the rocks on the south side of the bay are fishable and a bit fishy, have heard of some good fish taken from there too, big sambos ;) just watch the swell tho!!

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that beach is ok for

Wed, 2010-11-10 11:25

the odd shark with so big skippy off the rocks ,but if your up to it you may get something big on the front of sugarloaf .JUST BE CAREFULL IF SWELL IS RUNNING AVE TO BIG DONT GO AND UNDER NO CIRC CLIMB DOWN TO GAFF alot of guys have died here if you get swept in your only chance is to swim out & around 

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thanks for the help guys,

Wed, 2010-11-10 11:44

thanks for the help guys, sugar load rock looks pretty decent. is it a fair treck to get there tho? and how would you recommend grabbing your fish, if not gaffing it?

 

 

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great road in

Wed, 2010-11-10 11:50

& parking to the rock ,fair walk out just try to follow the paths and be carefull at the gap & use flying gaff

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Sweet, would it be safe to

Wed, 2010-11-10 11:56

Sweet, would it be safe to fish it at night? or is morning/day better

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Personally

Wed, 2010-11-10 12:52

i wouldn't fish it at night. It's a longish walk down over rugged rocks then a climb up to the main platform. As others have said the rocks can be quite trecherous and don't go there in any more than a 1.5-2m swell. There's usually 2 or 3 people choppered out of there every year with broken legs or rescued out of the drink. There's a nice platform at Sugarloaf to fish off but it's a fair way off the water (cliff gaff required). Bit of a lucky dip there with Skippy, Herring, Sambo's YTKings, Pinky's and even Dhuies caught from there at times.

The beach just North you have outlined is called Sandpatches. This can be a great spot but is very exposed to any swell (hard to fish in more than 1.5m) Can produce good Tailor, Mulloway and is a good spot for Salmon in season. The next beach north is Windmills, most crew should be familiar with it.

Good Luck

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Bunkers

Wed, 2010-11-10 14:46

If the swell is up and more than likely the wind this time of year john just go to bunker bay with the sw behind you. There are patches of reef down the beach to provide a bit of structure. I have surfed around those areas you are looking at and agree they look fishy but that side of the cape cops all the swell and would be difficult to fish those rock out crops at night. If you want to rock fish at night maybe look at somewhere like castle rock it drops off deep and with a sw wind you could possibly balloon out 1 of your shark baits. It's a trek though pack light

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Sugarloaf

Wed, 2010-11-10 15:13

If you have a 4x4, take a major dirt road turn  on the left about 2ks after turning on to Sugarloaf road. This will take you down to 3 bears where the surfies go and the track continues along the top of the cliff till around 3/4 of the way to Yallingup. There are numerous spots where you can get down and drop big baits in to reasonably safe holes that produce tailor, herring, salmon, dhueys, blue groper, Pinkies and queenies depending on the time of the year.

The same goes along here as for Sugarloaf itself, watch out for big swell because I know a few of the sea rescue boys there and they are like me, we hate pulling dead fishermen out of the water. No fish is worth dying for.

The trick with big baits is once you have belted it out resist the urge to pull it in to check it because more than likely it will snag up, let the fish do it for you.

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I've heard of 3 bears, is it

Wed, 2010-11-10 19:40

I've heard of 3 bears, is it the same deal as sugar loaf - cliff gafs, dangerous etc?

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Drive

Wed, 2010-11-10 20:00

As you drive along the track you will find walking tracks down to the bottom, have a good look at each one because there are quite a few spots where it is safe to fish, a lot safer than on Sugarloaf  and probably more productive.

The depth in front of Sugarloaf is somewhere around 60 feet if I remember correctly and it is a flat bottom going out to sea. The bottom further south from 3 Bears is about 40 feet with an abrupt ledge that runs south right back to the cliffs, this breaks a lot of the power of the swell [and provides the surf breaks]

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3 Bears

Wed, 2010-11-10 19:46

Is a very popular/busy surf spot @3ks Sth of Sugarloaf. There are a couple of rocky spots you can fish from but i'd stick to the area's already mentioned.

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by other areas, you

Wed, 2010-11-10 20:23

by other areas, you referring to 3 bears matt?

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Nah mate

Wed, 2010-11-10 20:39

more the Sugarloaf rock, Sandpatch, Windmills area. As carnarvonite said there are some nice holes Sth of 3 bears but it really depends on the conditions. You need very small swells (>1.5m) and favourable winds. If it gets windy (SW) head back around the cape to Bunker bay/ Rocky pt. Not quite the same chance of bigger species but there are always herring, skippy and other small fish to keep you busy.

It really is up to you, there are plenty of options. Alot of these area's can be quite dangerous and you really should consider rock hopper boots and some rope to tie yourself off.

Good luck

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thanks matt, i take it your

Wed, 2010-11-10 20:43

thanks matt, i take it your down that way a fair bit then. Would tackleword or something have the rock hoppers ?

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Yeah

Wed, 2010-11-10 20:44

i live hereWink

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gotta love that haha

Wed, 2010-11-10 21:14

gotta love that haha

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It has it's moments

Wed, 2010-11-10 21:30

you live where you want to live mateWink