Top destinations for targeting GT's in Australia.?

Im looking at doing a few decent fishing trips away next year when im back on RnR from the mines.

 

I would like to either drive from perth or fly up and do a week of solid fishing for these beasts LandBasedGame style. Karatha/Port Hedland/ Broom.. i dont care where as long as they hold alot of potential.

Im not after peoples personal spot X's, but just the general area at this stage. From what i know they are targetable from around Wagoe and up. Anywhere south of there and its just not worth it.

 

Has anyone caught decent GT's at Kalbarri, as thats an area i really would really like to visit.. especially because i can road trip it in a day.

 

Cheers,

 

George.


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 you'd be going a fair way

Thu, 2010-12-23 22:41

 you'd be going a fair way north of Kalbarri for GT's... 

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Where abouts. ??? I would

Thu, 2010-12-23 22:57

Where abouts. ???

 

I would love to pack the gear up and head north via the road, but with only a total of 9 days RnR i wouldnt want to head too much past exmouth really. Unless advised otherwise.

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 Exmouth would be the closest

Thu, 2010-12-23 23:12

 Exmouth would be the closest reliable spot to target GT's landbased.

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And where would be the most

Thu, 2010-12-23 23:27

And where would be the most reliable.

jut keep heading further north? What are the 'hot spots' ... i have caught them up at Port Hedland, but only juveniles on 3kg line . Could have been a wrong species too as i was only told by a few locals.

 

Cheers,

 

George.

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 Exmouth- The Oysters or the

Thu, 2010-12-23 23:32

 Exmouth- The Oysters or the Naval Pier without doubt.

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Better practise some casts

Fri, 2010-12-24 05:30

Better practise some casts for the naval pier, the shore exclusion is 200m?

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not really any genuine land

Fri, 2010-12-24 06:42

not really any genuine land based options around karratha mate

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Exmouth....

Fri, 2010-12-24 07:23

Exmouth has a few of the more reliable landbased spots for GT. Wouldn't do it in any less than a 4 day trip or you can fly there from wherever you are.

The Naval Pier has a 100m exclusion zone on the beach and 400m on the water. There is plenty of fish there, its just a matter of hitting it at the right time and day. Best to go there leading up and after a new moon, preferable without any spring tides.

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Hey George,naval pier in

Fri, 2010-12-24 21:17

Hey George,

naval pier in exmouth would prob be the easiest to get to and fish hey? from what i saw you dont need to fish right under the pier either, seen some nice ones much further than the 100m limit. if all else fails the big sharks are cruisin around there as well lol

fished that spot for 4 night and had a ball every time, trying to plan my next trip already. fairly long walk though.....

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If you enjoy a bit of

Fri, 2010-12-24 21:35

If you enjoy a bit of company, keep me in mind. Im working a 26 days on/ 9 off roster at the moment which isnt too flexable, but if it suits.. 7 days dedicated to fishing would be great.

 

I really dont want to be heading up there alone. LBG fishing is all about adventure and group of people you go with.

 

The longer the walk the better, less people fishing it generally. :)

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totally agree mate, the

Fri, 2010-12-24 21:42

totally agree mate, the walk was more than worth it every time! 

could catch up for a fish some time and see if we can make it work?

Send me a pm when ya around perth if ya like.

cheers

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Just sorted a decent popper

Sun, 2011-02-27 22:36

Just sorted a decent popper outfit... Saltist 6500 loaded with 450m+ of PE8 Daiwa Shinobi Braid.  Paired up with a 8'3 Daiwa Monster Mesh Pe 6-8 Rod.

 

Busy for the next 2 + months with work a such but im gonna be seriously looking to head north for a Serious GT and other large fish hunt.. will make another thread up in the next little while as i would love to get some more ideas and some company if it works out with others.

 

Cheers,

 

George.

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For those in the know, how

Mon, 2011-02-28 13:39

For those in the know, how does Broome go for GT's? Doesnt need to be land based as I will have a boat but I hear you can get them from the jetty up there as well.

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The outside leg of the Broome

Mon, 2011-04-25 13:15

The outside leg of the Broome Jetty was probably the greatest land based platform in Australia. Just one example - 60 broadbar mackeral caught in one morning by locals spinning from the deck. Groupers lurk in close for a free feed while sharks hang out wide waiting for freespooolers.

There are big Gt's there - biggest I have heard of being caught is 80 pounds. The downside is unlike the polite mackeral they fight dirty and will bust you off around the pilons almost every time on game tackle.

However this is all in the past since the jetty was closed off to the public well over ten years ago. 

There is a walkway along the length of the shore leg which has improved for fishing since the new extensions formed a "corral" off the end and good sessions on XOS queenies can be had here at times.

It is good fun this time of year trolling or sight spinning to boils around the peir and GT's are often there up to about 30 pounds in weight. It would be especially fun to hook one off a kayak although I have yet to do this - more interested in a good mack really.

 

 

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What about Point Samson,

Mon, 2011-02-28 20:51

What about Point Samson, Dampier...???

 

Also that area from Cape Leveque to Cape Londonerry, looks like it would heaven up there if one could find access.

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have seen some huge trevors

Mon, 2011-02-28 21:20

have seen some huge trevors from the jetty in Broome when i lived up there, not very consistent tho, hooked a couple that would have been easy 25kg but straight into the pylons, not the most fisher friendly place also fair way up from the water so only options if you get a fish is cliff gaff or walk it to the beach to land

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Dampier doesn't have the

Mon, 2011-04-25 15:09

Dampier doesn't have the location to give you that large tidal movement to hook a good one, brassy's is what you'd encounter. I was told that the shore around VLF bay (osyter rocks) was the go around sunset, don't be confused with the oysters further south around yardie creek, we didn't get lucky but if anywhere was going to see a big GT it was there.

a little tip with the Saltist, upgrade the drag washers with Carbontex and you basically have a Saltiga in your hands for 1/3rd the price

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Saltist

Mon, 2011-04-25 15:22

Are you serious? That's an absurd statement.

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sorry we can't afford the

Mon, 2011-04-25 15:59

sorry we can't afford the gear you do Jay, not all of us have the cash for Stellas and Saltigas all round but i made do with a Saltist and once i tried one with the drag washer replaced it would more than deal with a land based GT.

damm alcohol....

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Surely better drag washers

Mon, 2011-04-25 16:12

Surely better drag washers aren't the reason for the $900 price difference.

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The saltist will defiantly do

Mon, 2011-04-25 16:29

The saltist will defiantly do it a few times....But it won't do it for any where near as long as a saltiga there vastly different and alot stronger.For 300$ though there hard to beat.

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The guy has a saltist fellas,

Mon, 2011-04-25 16:48

The guy has a saltist fellas, i told him a mod that is very worth while as i own both reels, i wonder some time why i both on here.... mate if you can make it happen do it and the smoothness of drag along with the high gear ratio will help you to entice and land those GT's, just watch the Monstermesh rod as the eyes are rather small and don't pass the join from a double to a twisted leader if this is how you fish for them but the strength in the rod is pretty good and will stop a good fish no probs.

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Cheers for that info. Yeh,

Mon, 2011-04-25 17:25

Cheers for that info.

 

Yeh, have heard mixed reviews about the upgrade of drag washers.  But yeh, will look into it a bit more.. i doubt i would use anywhere near 10kgs, let alone the max.

 

:)