Finding bombies in Geographe bay

 Hey guys I'm not a lazy bugger asking for your coordinates, I'm fishing inshore from my 375 dart and want to find my own spots, I've spent hours and hours (launching from quindalup) searching and can't find anything apart from the known spots marked on navionics that just get smashed. I've got a lowrance sounder and using traditional down scan and I've been looking from 10-20 m between the swan wreck and geo marine park. Not sure what I'm doing wrong but I've spent hours searching at 5 knots with next to no luck. Feels like I'm just wasting my time now. Any advice will be greatly appreciated and if there's any locals on here im more than happy to take someone with me and supply all the gear and beers in turn for some knowledge. Cheers

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It’s fairly baron out there

Thu, 2021-08-26 12:49

It’s fairly baron out there from what I’ve found mate. With some guidance I’ve found a few dhu but looking at 9-13miles out of Dunsborough and Busso in around 33m. Good fun dodging all the whales this time of year too


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 Yeah that's what I've been

Thu, 2021-08-26 13:09

 Yeah that's what I've been starting to suspect but I keep hearing "there's heaps of ground out there you've just gotta look" haha sending me bonkers 

and there's always boats out there anchored up I'm not sure what they're seeing? I'm not even too concerned about catching I just enjoy being out there but it would be nice to know I'm fishing over some structure 

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i had heard the same lol!

Thu, 2021-08-26 14:40

i had heard the same lol! found it to be quite barren until you get quite a long way out, then there was some good ground. heading out of dunsborough i didnt really have much success until in about 30m or so, but thats quite a long way.

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Old bump

Thu, 2021-08-26 14:46

 PM sent

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I was there last weekend and had some success

Thu, 2021-08-26 15:24
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hmmm none of my comment posted...

Thu, 2021-08-26 15:26

Quindalup ramp is totally sanded up at the moment so we launched at Old Dunsborough ramp.

I didnt have any spots but just searched navionics for some contour changes in close and managed a couple of pinkies.

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Thu, 2021-08-26 16:34

try using the navionics phone app with relief shading. I’ve been using it lately looking for new ground  out of gracetown and found quite a bit of  ground from it that has produced and I’ve also got a few spots in geographe that I think would be worth sussing out. 

Worth a try mate


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 There's not a lot of bombies

Fri, 2021-08-27 07:25

 There's not a lot of bombies in the bay but there is a lot of broken type ground. You will catch good fish on the smallest of marks. Any small flare ups on your sounder a worth a go especially if there's bait around . The fish in the bay move around a fair bit so sometimes it is best to pick a spot and burley up and let the fish come to you. 

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 Most of the spots we pick up

Fri, 2021-08-27 17:33

 Most of the spots we pick up snapper and dhuies you dont even see a lump on the sounder.  Look for bait schools is the tip I'll give you.

Drift areas where the bait schools are and you will find fish.

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 Same here choc.  The KG's

Wed, 2021-09-01 07:37

 Same here choc. 


The KG's are firing ATM. Look for any ground at all in the 8-10m range. Anchor and burley lighytly in a weighted cage. You'll get pinkies as by catch. And have a suspended squid jig out. Fresh squid tentacle is the best bait IMHO. 


Good Luck.