Exmouth fishing report

Well, seeing as every fishing magazine writes an Exmouth fishing report and so does the local tackle store. I figured I may as well do one too.

Things have been firing up around Exmouth since the change of the moon last Sunday. The surface action is prolific at the back of tantabiddi with Manta Rays in the channel mouth, whales everywhere and an abundance of tuna and baitfish spread far and wide. The last couple of days has seen several marlin landed whilst bottom rigs have been brought up. The guys spending time targetting them with lures haven't had anywhere near as much success. Fishing from the bottom has seen mixed results with the guys having an idea of where to fish doing well on goldband jobfish and red emperor.

On the shorebased front things have been relatively quiet with the occasional spangled emperor being landed at 5 mile and in the national park. With the spring tides Trisel Access is starting to get some bait back in there as well as queenfish and has seen quite an increase in the local fishing population. In the gulf a feed of whiting is never too far away, along with some decent yellowfin bream in amongst them. Things on the mud crab front have been very quiet and the occasional mangrove jack is starting to show up which hopefully won't be too far away.

The equinoxial gales (south easterlies) have slowed down the fishing in a big way the last couple of days and look like they will be setting in soon. We still managed to get out for a fish on Thursday and got into a few Robinson Sea Bream, Longspined Pink Snapper, Goldband Jobfish and a nice coral cod, also losing many decent fish to sharks.

Anyway, hopefully tomorrow's fishing action will produce more goods and a few photos to go with.
Light winds with a slight chop. Small long period swell.
Winds: ENE 9 to 13 knots
Seas: SW 4 feet at 12 sec.
Light winds with a slight chop. Small long period swell.
Winds: NNE 10 to 14 knots
Seas: SW 4 feet at 12 sec.


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Arrrrah living the high life

Sat, 2007-08-18 09:56

Arrrrah living the high life again Ad's, still whatever the weather is and how shit the fishing is up there its still a hell of a lot better than down here!lol. Pm me when you get sick of it and ill trade places with you. hehehehe :)

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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good info

Sat, 2007-08-18 10:10

Yeh Exmouth reports are always good and fills in the gap between each trip for me so well done....keep em coming Adam!

We'll catch up soon, just over 1 week now

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exmouth fishing

Mon, 2011-09-05 07:49

 hey ryan me and my family are heading up to exmouth for a few weeks and we dont no wat to catch outside and where to catch them so could u please reply because it would be great. also wat gear do we need because we dont use a lot of lures?