General advice sought for weekend trip to Lucky Bay/Wagoe and Kalbarri

Hi all,

I am planning a trip with a couple of mates up north in a couple of weeks time ( 22nd - 24th Feb) .Looking for some advice from Lucky Bay/Wagoe and Kalbarri veterans.I have searched the forum and have picked up the odd pointer here and there,but I am guessing the more info I can get from experienced Fishos the better.We are planning on just pitching a tent where we can,and moving around to likely spots.We are intersted in the best locations for maybe a Mulla/Tailor/spaniards etc and maybe some tent pitching locations.

It would be greatly appreciated if anyone can offer any advice/tips on things such as 4X4 driving in this area,particular locations,tackle and anything really that is deemed as a must have or know for this trip !

Thanks

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send Sherbert a message he

Wed, 2013-02-06 18:43

send Sherbert a message he will tell you every thing you need to know we went up a couple of years back lucky bays a terrific place

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theres plenty of spots along

Thu, 2013-02-07 00:17

theres plenty of spots along the beach at lucky bay to pitch a tent behind the dunes. basicaly hit the beach and on your right is a lot of reef and on your left is mainley beach fishing. you can drive the beach from waego all the way to port gregory. half the fun is exploring anyway. take your tinny if you have one and you can get out through the lagoon on the rite day. hope this helps

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hooks 5/0,,,mono round 40lb

Sat, 2013-02-09 11:35

hooks 5/0,,,mono round 40lb when near reef, use the ussual rigs and keep bling to a minimum.....ul need long heavy rods that can throw 8oz leads if the sea breez is up......pissy 9ftrs aint going to cut it here unless u get an easterly, and even then they are too short,,,,,12ft min, 14ft is beta

mully look for sand and rips,,,,,tailor found in the usaul haunts

spaniards, unlikely atm....u need 22 degree plus water temps, wrong time of yr....but u could be lucky and catch a 4mtr shark fight him for half hr then loose him 50 mtrs from shore, if thats yr thing....??? balloon obviously on a straight easterly only....give 300mtrs clearence min tween next fishoes in case winds swing round

tyres round 16/18psi, some spots north will be very soft, watch out for rocks under sand when driving

do not rock hop above 1.2 mtr swell or u will go down,,,its not a matter of if, but when, stick to sand if u dont know the area reef is dangerous on rising tide....all the local suspects ive gone there with over the yrs have gone down, some loose pride, some loose skin and some go to hospital...i had my left heel sown back on when i lost my rockhopper....u have been warned....good luck

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lol what would you consider

Sat, 2013-02-09 15:31

lol what would you consider the right time of year for mackeral then?

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Great info people

Sat, 2013-02-09 20:28

 Thanks for the info folks keep it coming.499 you have me shit@ing myself about the reef fishing,I have been warned,that's for sure.i have some heavy duty surf gear - ballistic surf rod and a 14ft custom heaver that can cast small children. Will make sure I fish heavy duty mono and 5/0 hooks etc

thanks all on the driving and camping info- I knew it was a good idea posting this thread.please keep it coming if you have anything further to add.

cheers

 

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your a good chance for a mac

Sat, 2013-02-09 22:09

your a good chance for a mac from the beach. i was there 2 months ago and they were starting to catch macks from the beach in kalbari. good luck mate! i would PM you but lucky bay is no secret to any of us realy

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Info

Sat, 2013-02-09 22:34

We are intersted in the best locations for maybe a Mulla/Tailor/spaniards etc and maybe some tent pitching locations.

 

Better spots would be;

L/B Spaniards - Wagoe

L/B Tailor -  Lucky Bay

L/B Mulla - Wagoe and Kalbarri including the mouth of the Murchison.

 

It would be greatly appreciated if anyone can offer any advice/tips on things such as 4X4 driving in this area.

 

Soft sand around Lucky Bay so around 15-18psi and there's plenty of gutters & reef to fish.

 

 

Particular locations,tackle and anything really that is deemed as a must have or know for this trip!

 

Poppers, metal slices, stickbaits, wire trace, gang hooks, descent sinkers including grapnel versions,80lb mono trace, sand rod holders, headlamp,bait mate cotton, balloons & gardies etc etc

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Hi Captured1I went there on a

Wed, 2013-03-06 19:18

Hi Captured1

I went there on a Boys trip last June, with only the knowledge of roughly where the turnoff to lucky Bay was....  We had 2 absolutely fantastic days there in my 1982 5m Quintrex Centre Console, going as far as Bluff Point to the north (and bashing into the SWer on the way back), and trolling up a couple of decent Spanish off Wagoe, and one Cobia off Bluff Point.  We bottom fished for one Pinkie, after losing most of our gear to NW Blowies, and i speared a couple of Parrot fish....  we then got a few crays diving inside the lagoon, and spent the night drinking mini kegs of Little Creatures Pale Ale.....(We chucked the swags on flat ground just north of the gap in the reef - but it would be horrible there if it was windy...)  On the way out we got lost in the myrid of tracks and got bogged in the dunes near the beach with the boat in tow, then took another wrong track and ended up lost on a track a couple of dunes too far inland....  All in all, I suppose what I am trying to say is to just do it, find your own ground, work out what tackle is best for you while you are out there, have a fantastic adventure, and plot your GPS track on the way in..... (and take some Green and Yellow RMG Scorpion 2m deep diving lures.....)

 

Drew

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Just realised I was too late

Wed, 2013-03-06 19:19

Just realised I was too late - how did you go?