Exmouth Report for the last few days....

First time in exmouth, arrived saturday night.


Headed out first thing sunday morning and its provided us with a couple spaniards at north west reef. Also landed a barrcouda (i know these arnt a sought after fish, but for a first you get pretty stoked).... Headed towards the murions and tried reef fishing there in the 40s. Nothing.

Decided to head into the gulf and chase some of the longtails/mack tunas we were seeing making splashes on the way out to the murious.Resulting in numerous hooks up we would litrally see  jumping clean out the water 5m's away from the boat. Two of us would of hooked 7-8 fish each in the result of around 30 mins they were that thick....Not smashing slices a certain hard body lure in a certain colour pattern killed it.


Day 2:


Head out to the murions and trolled most of the day for a result of around 20 hits and one resulted hook up. It was very frustrating to see the rods constantly getting wacked and only 10m pelling out all of a sudden for it to stop. Honestly this happened around 10 times over a certain patch over around 45 mins. any ideas what these could of been were trolling the 25m - 40m..... Our local neighbour has been giving some advice, and even popped the question saying is there a seat for him on the boat and hell teach us a couple things about exmouth or two. He knows the offer is waiting!


Didnt head out today, unfortunately due to the fact the boys didnt want to go out and wanted to go snorkling/ 4wdrving... frustrating with the weather turned for the next couple days....


Still struggling hard with reef fish inshore and offshore....Im not wanting anyones red spots, but just any info to find something even if there golden trevs or queenies to have fun with would be appreciated...

-We picked up the grunter tevs in 90m out from the murions on what i thought was decent ground only to pull these up consistently(would of boated around 5).....

added a couple photos of the weather we have recieved lately.....beautiful.


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some nice fish therelooks

Tue, 2011-08-02 17:07

some nice fish there

looks like yous are havn a ball!

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Tue, 2011-08-02 17:30

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some nice tuna there mate and

Tue, 2011-08-02 17:36

some nice tuna there mate and nice weather too.

As for reef spots, as you were trolling around NW Reef you would have gone over heaps of potential ground, make sure you keep an eye on your sounder.

If you want trevs and fun, the shoals south of town in the Gulf usually have a heap of golden's on them.

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Weather Last Month Wasnt So Exciting

Tue, 2011-08-02 18:31

Bit like checking the price of something you have already bought at another shop, looking at photos of someone holidaying where you were never results in a good mood.

Wish it glassed off when I was there

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Bottom bouncing

Tue, 2011-08-02 19:15



Head out to the 90m+ mark west of the murions, and out to the 90m+ from south passage at Tantabidi. Plenty of good ground in that depth, just sound around for a few lumps. Big hooks, big baits = big fish. Oh and a few taxmen.....


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Weather last month

Tue, 2011-08-02 19:23

Weather last month was pretty average at the beginning of month. The boat looked great in the carpark for a wk!!!!

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Got some good fish thereAs

Wed, 2011-08-03 09:23

Got some good fish there

As lucky tim said, pay close attention to your sounder, the smallest blimp can be all you need to find good bottom fish.

Plenty of fish in the 25-40m range out from the murions.