Exmouth advice please

 Hey guys,

The boys and I are heading up to exmouth in a couple weeks for the second time and I was just wondering if anyone could give us some advice on where to fish etc, our first trip didnt go as well as we would've hoped aha didnt really get onto much. We might be hiring a boat, but we're mainly looking for LB advice; interested in catching queenies, GT etc on lures if at all possible (we'd probably be down for anything after last trip if im honest :') ). We're also interested in catching some mud crabs if possible.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated




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Mon, 2018-11-05 13:51

Hey Mate
Go into the Learmonth jetty and before getting to the jetty take a right along the beach, drive all the way down and you will meet the river inlet. We threw pots in there and got muddies. Good place to flick for Jacks and big sand whiting too.



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 Legend! Cheers mate

Sun, 2018-11-11 11:56


Cheers mate

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Google the forums you'll get

Mon, 2018-11-05 14:29

Google the forums you'll get lots of info. If not a good spot is midura wreck area.

than around to "oysters" incoming tide at dusk throw poppers for GTs.

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 Had a look at the forums

Sun, 2018-11-11 11:55

 Had a look at the forums before we came up last time and still didnt manage to catch shit :') not sure if its because were that bad or maybe the info is outdated aha.
Cheers though will definitely try oysters would love to get onto a GT. What kind of gear would you recommend?

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Mon, 2018-11-05 16:05

Try the accesses down the west coast on a full tide for spanglies, single 6/0 hook, no sinker and a big slab of mullet fillet, belt it out, leave it sit and wait till something takes it.

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 Do you need a 4wd to get to

Sun, 2018-11-11 12:09

 Do you need a 4wd to get to them or nah?

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Sun, 2018-11-11 15:21

2WD straight off the bitumen and not more than a couple of hundred yards of gravel. Then at most a hundred and fifty metre walk.

6/0 hook in a big lump of mullet fillet or occy, belt it out and let it sit, no sinker, spangos will do the rest

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 Sweet as mate, we'll give it

Tue, 2018-11-13 10:17

 Sweet as mate, we'll give it a shot.

Thanks heaps

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Gday mate There is a creek

Mon, 2018-11-12 20:45

Gday mate 

There is a creek opposite the raaf base . Not sure of the name maybe wapit creek. You can follow a track down there. Its always good to explore. Check it out on google maps. All small to medium fish on light gear. Plastics and lures always worked well, couple of jacks in there

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 Jacks on placcies sounds

Tue, 2018-11-13 10:19

 Jacks on placcies sounds mint.
Do you need a 4wd to get down there or?

Cheers for the reply

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when we were last up, we did

Wed, 2018-11-14 11:26

when we were last up, we did a day of driving around to see where there were some bait schools hanging in close.... then would get there before first light, fish an hour or so with a bottom rig, but then as soon as the sun started coming up then queenies and trevally, big dart etc would start smashing the bait,, so hard some of them would land on the beach. would wait for the splashes to start and then chuck the lure in and whamo....

we were just near the lighthouse caravan park, but guess it really depends where the bait is hanging around.

also had good luck of learmout, just found it not great on an outgoing tide or any big tide for that matter as the water got super murky.

also, dont discount the marina, have seen some great queenies and jacks caught in there off lures.