Shark bay boat fishing


Hey guys heading to shark bay in July due to good school report. Have a couple of questions as basically blind to this area. Thanks for info and if anyone's chasing help of Augusta and Albany I could point them in the right direction.


South passage: we have a 23 foot walk around and it looks like south passage is approx 50 k's from Denham. We have heard of some excellent fishing but is there anything we should know about navigating the channel it worth trolling through the passage or when you reach steep point.

monkey Mia: I have been pointed in the right direction for some good ground of monkey Mia buy forum member Randal however there is a snapper ban in place when we are up there. Is there much variety other than snapper baldiea ect. Or are we better of launching from Denham 

dehnam: where are we best fishing from Denham have heard bent pin is just full of truckloads of undersized pinkies and not worth fishing so kind of blind to this area.


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When going through south passage

Sun, 2017-01-08 10:02

 Stop just before and watch for 5 mnis you will see were the safest channels are usally the steep point side is the best .troll lures just out of south passage north towards dirk and you will get makies , sharkies and tuna in 10m.head out to 60/70m and you will find reds and rankins and all the good stuff .best ground i found was about 15 ks up the west side of dirk in 65m 

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 Dont bother fishing out from

Sun, 2017-01-08 10:10

 Dont bother fishing out from Monkey..nothing much there. And as scottnfish says just head out of the south passage to deeper water for good fishing grounds.

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 Cheers obviously weather has

Sun, 2017-01-08 10:48

 Cheers obviously weather has to be favourible as well, never caught a mack/tuna so would be awesome. Have caught many bottom fish dhu snap blue groper ect. But have never done trolling before.

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 As others have said, head

Sun, 2017-01-08 15:47

 As others have said, head out to the 70m mark, we did well in October Aprox 15km south of the passage 


cant comment to much about the weather as it was glass when we went out 

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 On the bar flats can be good

Sun, 2017-01-08 15:57

 On the bar flats can be good plenty of coral lumps around. You usually pick up a feed of pink and black snapper, mulloway and blue bone out there if the blowies and tiger sharks don't get to you first. All you can head north up the coast about 30km and some good ground also about 6 to 8metres deep a bit of prospecting and you will find some.

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 Where are the bar flats

Mon, 2017-01-09 16:52

 Where are the bar flats

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 25 52.185 s113 19.354 e

Mon, 2017-01-09 18:56

 25 52.185 s

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 Ok cheers only looks about

Tue, 2017-01-10 10:00

 Ok cheers only looks about 20 Ks from dehnam

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bent pin& bar flats

Tue, 2017-01-10 10:19

if you just want day out with maybe odd fish ,most charters go to  turtle bay ,need a pass and not stop in between or used to be would imagine nothing has changed ,also  be prepared to be checked every day that you return 

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Didn't get checked at the

Tue, 2017-01-10 10:25

Didn't get checked at the ramp last July but I did get checked on the water at Bar Flats

Saw a boat making a B-Line for us at top speed and even with rods in the rocket launchers it was unmistakable that it was fisheries on an intercept course.


Great to see of course! =)