Exmouth Fishing Report - 23rd Feb

Fishing Report 23-02-2006 - Courtesy of Scott Forbes

Threadfin salmon have been the catch of the week lately with many reports of them up around the cape and along the west side; all from the shore. Most of them have been caught using small 2.25inch paddle tail soft plastic chartreuse coloured lures on light line with a heavier monofilament leader. Other species taking to these lures have been the ever present Charlie court and small trevally. The odd shark mackerel has even managed to stay connected to some anglers lines, even though they have sharp teeth.

Less than a month to go till Gamex and everyone taking part is getting ready. If you are a member of the club and would like to be more involved or contribute some help during the week with the event, please contact president Kurt Decker on 9949 4360. Don’t forget the Knots and Rigging Session on the 12th March at the Yacht club from 4-6pm and the Betta Electrical/NEC Introduction Day on the 19th. Also a quick reminder of the auction for the EGFC numberplates is on Friday the 24th March….. ARE YOU READY?? It’s going to be a big one! Even the marlin are getting a bit of practise in by feeding up on the acres of bait in the surrounding waters. Huge schools of flying fish have been seen scattering across the surface with predatory fish such as tuna, wahoo, and marlin hot on their tails.

Learmonth Jetty has been very productive this week with bait schools close to shore and predatory fish such as queenfish and even big cobia coming in for a feed. A rare sight reported was a small seal which was extremely friendly letting people get close and carefully pat it. The seal seemed to be heading in to the gulf and we hope it stayed well clear of the masses of sharks that have also been reported lately.


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