Fishing Cocos Islands

 Hi all. Chasing any information on fishing Cocos. I have searched the site before posting but it's mostly older content so has anyone been there lately and have any good tips? Soft plastics were mentioned for Bones does anyone know what type/size etc TIA.

   Cheers Ron.


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Mate that has fished there a

Tue, 2019-01-15 13:23

Mate that has fished there a fair bit for bones used cranka crabs on spin when the conditions were too tough to fly fish. His pics are on the cranka crab page.

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Cocos

Tue, 2019-01-15 14:19

Pretty much my favourite place in the whole world.

I fished fly but buddy used crankas also for the Bones.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSfeeolmLY4

 

 

 
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 Cheers for the info fellas

Thu, 2019-01-17 12:59

 Cheers for the info fellas

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Feral Sharks

Thu, 2019-01-17 15:57

Fly Fished Cocos a couple of years ago. Great spot just a pity about the sharks. Wading the flats you'll have up to 10 sharks circling around you waiting for a hook up. Not fun having a bonefish destroyed by sharks right at your feet.

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Cheers Kakkerlak that

Sat, 2019-01-19 07:38

Cheers Kakkerlak that certainly doesn't sound like fun having the sharks right at your feet.

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Sharkies

Mon, 2019-01-21 09:19

The little blacktips are thick but easy to avoid.

Key is fish the first of the incoming tide, the Bones will be on the

flat before the sharks in shin deep water. They then push in close, 

right up in the shallows, i am sure this is to avoid predation. 

If you do get one chasing a Bone just freespool and let the Bone run, the

shark usually gives up! We lost zero fish to sharks on our last trip doing this.

Alternatively fish Home or the outer islands,  there are far less sharks over there.

 

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Cheers Ralphy bloody good

Mon, 2019-01-21 20:42

Cheers Ralphy bloody good info there.

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 MUZZ1177 and Ralphy have

Thu, 2019-02-14 11:04

 MUZZ1177 and Ralphy have PM'd you fellas cheers.