Quobba end of September

 Hey guys! Thinking of round 2 at Quobba at the end of September. Has anyone been up around that time before? I'm keen as to do some more ballooning but still happy to spin the whole time if the winds are no good.

First time up at Quobba was june this year and there wasn't much action. I know its turned on a bit the last month or so but kinda worried that the fish will have decided to not play ball again by the time I get up there. 

What do you reckon guys? Anywhere else you would recommend going around that time?


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Winds

Tue, 2015-08-04 19:23

Be hard to balloon that time of year, prevailing winds from the south west. You may get lucky and jag an easterly.

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I was up there beginning of

Wed, 2015-08-05 10:16

I was up there beginning of June aswell.... was pretty quite, large'ish swell and green water..... between 4 only got 2 cobia on the last day fishing.

apparently the last week in May/ first couple days in June was pretty good..... it all turned when we got there :(

first day there saw a couple of mackies and cobia landed, plenty of fish busting up, couple of whales etc... water has started to turn though, that arvo a cold front came through and F@cked everything up for a week and a half

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 It was super quiet hey. I

Wed, 2015-08-05 12:12

 It was super quiet hey. I got a decent spanglie and a few other nice fish off the bottom to take home but only got sharked or hooked sharks on the balloon. Couldn't balloon for half the time though because like you said the swell was massive. I got king'd at high rock whilst fighting a big shark. Luckily I was harnessed on or dont think I would be here writing this!

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I think we actually spoke to

Wed, 2015-08-05 18:29

I think we actually spoke to you whilst you were up there !!.... I was one of the guys that almost got flushed at South Wall..

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 Ah ye thats right mate! I

Wed, 2015-08-05 18:54

 Ah ye thats right mate! I was the guy with the red ranger and no fish haha!

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Wed, 2015-08-05 12:00

 We went August one year and it was dead except for a few jacks and spanglies bait fishing. Might be best to wait until late november/december when the Sharki, cobia and occassional mackies are running. Spinning only as wind from the SE - SW

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 I am planning to head up

Wed, 2015-08-05 12:08

 I am planning to head up there over christmas as well. May be best to head somewhere else in September but I have no idea where. 

Any reccomendations of somewhere no more than 12 hours from Perth that will be good around that time of year for any type of fishing? Coral Bay maybe?

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Winds north of Carnarvon

Wed, 2015-08-05 13:14

The stronger winds usually start any time now, SE 20-25 knots in the morning turning SW 25-30 knots later in the day, they run from now till the end of February/ mid March with only a few small breaks where everyone who has a boat heads out to make the most of it.

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 SE is ok for high rock

Wed, 2015-08-05 15:16

 SE is ok for high rock though right? 25 knots may be a bit strong though!

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North

Wed, 2015-08-05 20:21

You balloons hang to the north where that big rip runs out when the SE wind is blowing and as soon as it swings to SW its back in against the rocks.
Found High Rock too high to use lures from, even metals come out of the water too far out when the wind is up.
Cave rock, north side of Red Bluff or Garths rock are about the only pots that offer shelter at that time of the year. Best time up here is from April through to end of July as far as weather and shore based go.

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Used to be great lure casting

Wed, 2015-08-05 20:36

 In december for the annual sharkie run at garths rock, ha ha couldn't do that anymore, all you need is heaps of leadhead jigs

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Gladstone beach fishing

Sat, 2015-10-03 20:49

 can anyone give me help on beach fishing at Gladstone WA or close by. Total rank amateur and wanting some help on what I can catch and from what area.

Don't mind driving to another location.

any help appreciated Thx

 

 

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Gladstone

Sun, 2015-10-04 15:10

Unless you can cast about 2000metres or have a boat then it may pay to give Gladstone a miss.
Very shallow at low tide and only about 1.8metres at high tide.
If you have a boat then good black snapper and cod can be caught out in the channels.

The camping area is pretty well set out but you have to be self contained

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Gladstone

Sun, 2015-10-04 23:29

 Thanks Carnarvonite, was told it's a great spot to camp but I know nothing of the fishing. Your advice is welcome. Anywhere a guy can camp at Gladstone and catch a fish within about 50k's of the camp area.

I'm towing a van with a Tojo 4WD but I don't want to fish off cliffs like quobba (I'm just too old for that shite).

cheers

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Quobba

Mon, 2015-10-05 12:15

You don't have to fish the cliffs at Quobba.
There are a few spots off the Blowholes road that produce good fish from gaps in the reef, the tracks run through to the beach where there is some reefy areas. Even just south of the Blows camp thee is a few spots without having to head back towards town.

Cost to camp at the Blows is $5 a person per day and like all the other isolated spots you need to be self contained.

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Quobba

Mon, 2015-10-05 13:24

 thats great information thanks. I was curious about that as all the hype was about balloon fishing off the cliffs. Many like myself, although not incapable, don't have the knowledge (in my case, strength or durability) or wherewithal to try that style of fishing.

your advice is really appreciated Carnarvonite and I will take that on board next week when I head north, a few days in Carnarvon and scout the Blowholes.

cheers

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 haven't been there in a few

Tue, 2015-10-06 02:50

 haven't been there in a few years but the jetty at carnarvon should be worth a visit. I caught plenty mulloway there and something very unstoppable....

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