Coral Bay Marlin fishing advice please

Hi all, Im gonna be in coral bay from 12 May - 19 May and hoping to catch a marlin. Any tips on what areas / depths we should look in and what size/ colour pushers we should use to get a marlin? all advice muchly appreciated! cheers dave


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Coral bay marlin

Tue, 2018-04-10 16:14

Hey mate 

 

We have done alot of trolling for billies out from coral bay.

For blacks i would suggest cruising out south passage, and troll between 60-75mts. Working your way north. We have had a lot of luck in this depth.

Lures are all personal choice but the 2 i always run in the spread are, the richter soft oscar in pink/white (absolute gun lure for blacks) and a lumo JB.

Definitely worth running a teaser aswell...

 

Hope this helps abit

Cheers

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 Hodge has it spot on imo.

Tue, 2018-04-10 19:11

 Hodge has it spot on imo. Both with location and lures. Only thing I would add would be to not be afraid to run a very large dark lure on short corner. We get about half our good fish in this position on lures oversized for the fish we normally see. Also plenty of Wahoo around that time of year so I would be running wire. We think that the there is a good local population of Blacks in Coral Bay that is not taken advantage of too often with Exmouth just up the road. In our only dedicated game fishing day out of Coral Bay last year we went 9/4/2 on blacks in 5 hours of trolling with one being est 150kg. If you see us at the tables please come say hi. We might be able to let you know where we have found them lately and would be keen to know how you go.

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 We'll be up at the same

Tue, 2018-04-10 19:17

 We'll be up at the same time. 3.5m inflatable will take marlin out of the picture but hope the weather gods play ball.

what park are you in?

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FW party!

Tue, 2018-04-10 20:36

 I am there 14-21 May with the family in Bayview , motor home no boat.

 

Cmon good weather!

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Will be at Bayview too

Tue, 2018-04-10 20:56

 17th to 22nd May with a kayak (Hobie Adventure Island). Might see you there Ricey 

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 2nd June - 9th of June. I’m

Wed, 2018-04-11 18:01

 2nd June - 9th of June. I’m after the reds!

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I win

Wed, 2018-04-11 18:59

 I get there april 28 for 7 weeks

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 I hate you crano hahaha

Wed, 2018-04-11 19:34

 I hate you crano hahaha

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 Tamala from 7th to 14th,

Wed, 2018-04-11 19:05

 Tamala from 7th to 14th, Carnarvon on the 15th and CB people's Park from 16th to 22nd. Can't bloody wait.

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7 weeks!!!

Wed, 2018-04-11 19:09

 crano - did you buy some bitcoin?!

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I wish

Wed, 2018-04-11 20:50

 Wouldnt be staying in a tent if I had bitcoin.

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up for 2 weeks 28th april

Sat, 2018-04-14 06:09

up for 2 weeks 28th april myself....wish it was 7 though!

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Hand over fist!

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 3rd to the 19th May at

Sun, 2018-04-15 15:19

 3rd to the 19th May at peoples 23ft Wellcraft will be chasing marlin 

yes we all hate crano

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 So how is everyone going?

Tue, 2018-05-15 16:07

 So how is everyone going? Arrived today and took a look at those spanglies in the shallows begging for a trip out of the sanctuary.

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Arrived today

Thu, 2018-05-17 15:29

 Hopefully get out in my kayak tomorrow.

Has it been windy in the morning and dropping off in the arvo? Seems that way today.

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 First light is moderate and

Fri, 2018-05-18 19:22

 First light is moderate and then it blows like stink until 2 ish. We fished just the back of the reef today for 4 Kuta, a Gold Spot and a mangrove jack. 

Bit of breeze tomorrow so be safe. 

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Yeah, might wait til mid morning and see if the wind eases

Fri, 2018-05-18 19:41

 Will launch at Mauds and try for some Spangos, Trout etc.

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 The enteramce at Mauds is

Fri, 2018-05-18 19:59

 The enteramce at Mauds is boggy as hell. Breeze is blowing along the beach so wasn’t too appealing yesterday. 

saw A biiiig trout at a very public spot yesterday. Dangled crabs and squid in front of it and no interest. Damn the no spear rule.