Exmouth land based july 2016

New to the site so forgive me if im asking a question that has been asked before (currently reading thru all the old forums for info)

I am arriving in exmouth tomorrow and dead keen to get into some land based action. Have the mrs who loves fishing and 2 year old son so decided to leave the tinny at home and just keep it simple.

Can anyone give me any recent info as to what and where is currently working... Type of baits, Types of plastics, poppers hard bodies etc

Have got heaps of gear with me but if anyone can speak from recent first hand experience i would be highly appreciative

Thanx in advance

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5 mile

Fri, 2016-07-08 20:30

 5 mile access. North and south of area. Squid on small sinker rig coming into high tide.


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5 mile access

Wed, 2016-07-13 12:06

 hey adam, i found 5 mile access and gonna head there this arvo and fish middle to the end of rising tide... 

We have been using squid bait on most session with limited results.. 

Are you suggesting whole squid or strips?



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 Wind behind your back works

Sat, 2016-07-09 14:27

 Wind behind your back works best for me,

So have to gauge it once there... don't  discount the ol wax wing, I have nailed some good fish shore based with this lure in Exmouth 

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 Thanx guys, wind behind back

Sun, 2016-07-10 09:02

 Thanx guys, wind behind back is def the way to go as its a bit windy atm...

gonna pop into taxkleworld and get some local advice also

trying to find info on 5 mile access adam?? Dont have a 4wd unfort, just a hired suv so cant get too adventurous..

thanx again, heading out for a look around, let you know how i go...


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 Don't  forget the west side

Sun, 2016-07-10 13:32

 Don't  forget the west side in the national park... just pay the fee and explore where you are allowed.

I have caught some nice fish on the west side... when there is  no wind 

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Wind aint giving up...

Wed, 2016-07-13 08:23

have tried every trick in the gook and only landed a few decent fish in 3 days fishing...

would the fish be less active due to it being winter (cooler water temps?) ???

few ppl we have spoken to have all agreed that the rishing is slow... 

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Cold water

Wed, 2016-07-13 08:35

I was up there at the start of June fishing mainly in the boat off tantas and the water felt freezing for that time of year.

I had a hard time finding fish landbased from VLF right down to pilgramunna. All the bait was staying around bundegi side but it was impossible to fish because of the wind.

I had some awesome sessions down in the mangroves chasing jacks, queenies and little GTs on surface lures though. Gets he heart going on 6lb bream gear.

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Wed, 2016-07-13 11:58

Thanx GGs, havent even really wet a line in the gulf side as wind has been blowing southerlies to easterlies since we got here few days ago...


are the mangroves down Past yardie creek or gulf side??  


We have fished the marina several times as well as around mildura wreck and as far down west side as yardie...

saw a guy land two small bream out of the marina yesterday and i nearly cried... And not with jealousy

Mrs got snapped off on something in the marina she said was pulling pretty decently???

hopefully have another crack in there tomorrow as im gonna try hit up oyster stacks this arvo...


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Look for the mangroves in the

Wed, 2016-07-13 12:16

Look for the mangroves in the bay of rest down near Learmonth airport. If you head down there take insect/sandfly repelent or you wont make it out in one piece.

The marina can be alot of fun on dusk with light gear. On the incoming tide alot of bait gets pushed up into the corner/elbow opposite EGFC. Plenty of trevally usually following them.

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 Dont have a 4wd and the map

Thu, 2016-07-14 08:21

 Dont have a 4wd and the map i have shows bay of rest is 4wd access only!?!?!?


dont wanna trek down there and find its a really sandy track...


got a stonker bream in the marina yesterday arvo and my first queenie so pretty happy with that quick little sesssion..

might try near the egfc this arvo. Thanx again

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Yeah no 4x4 would make it

Thu, 2016-07-14 09:52

Yeah no 4x4 would make it touch and go down there.

You could probably get most of the way (gravel track) but if there is any rain it turns to mud fast.

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 Had a blast of the marina

Wed, 2016-07-13 12:05

 Had a blast of the marina with surface lures on queenies at dusk, and west side over the reefs with 30 and 40 gram gold twistys,


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We're having a hard time

Wed, 2016-07-13 21:13

We're having a hard time finding the fish too. Brought the yaks which has allowed us to get some fish but the wind isn't allowing us to get out on them as much as we'd like.

Did get a couple small queenies in the marina day before yesterday which provided a bit of fun. Other than that nothing to report landbased on the west side so far after thousands on casts


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Good trip over

Wed, 2016-07-20 11:33

 Thanx for all your help gents..

had an awesome trip to exxy and back.. Strongly recommend it to anyone!!

Got my first queenie which was good.. Mrs got a nice bream which was good as she hasnt fished in agesand been dying to catch something..

I def reckon that next time will have to be during warmer months when swimming is more enjoyable and the general water temps are up and hopefully the fish are more active and plentiful..