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Fishing Report
30/11/18
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Broome Catches


Boats

Big schools of baitfish located near Entrance Point and Gantheaume Point have been attracting a variety of predators, including Spanish and school mackerel, mack and longtail tuna, queenfish and golden trevally, to both areas. Fingermark bream and bluebone can be picked up within Roebuck Bay together with mulloway. Keep an eye out for tripletail near the moorings and other flotsam within the bay. Red emperor, saddletail seaperch and blue lined emperor have mostly been coming from the 30m contour and beyond.

Shore based

The mouths of the local creeks and adjacent coast have been fishing reasonably well for threadfin salmon to 1.2m and barramundi, mangrove jack, estuary cod and trevally have been caught on baits and lures near structure located within the creeks. Bigger barra have been found in the lower and middle reaches of the Fitzroy River. Blue swimmer crabs can be found within Roebuck Bay while mud crab catches have been increasing in the creeks.
Exmouth Catches
''Last day of fishing for this Dutch duo and although windy conditions have made things tough over the past few days, today was a nice send-off for Mike.'' Photo credit Exmouth Fly Fishing.

Boats

Blue marlin are beginning to be encountered more frequently out wide in depths starting at 500m while smaller blue and striped marlin are still about in closer. Yellowfin tuna, solitary wahoo and packs of dolphin fish have also been come upon offshore. Sailfish are in the upper areas of the gulf and near the back of the west coast reef line. Try a little deeper for red emperor, rankin cod and spangled emperor as water temperatures start to rise. Spanish and shark mackerel have been found in good numbers near Helby Bank and south of Tantabiddi.

Shore based

Fly fishing enthusiasts have been finding permit along the flats located in the gulf. Crab fly imitations have been working well on the snub nosed dart. Blue bastards are in the extreme lower areas of the gulf while mangrove jack and estuary cod would be active near the mangroves considering water temperatures have increased steadily during recent weeks. There are still plenty of whiting being caught at Town Beach together with varieties of small trevally and the odd queenfish. Try Old Bundegi and VLF Bay for bigger queenfish and giant herring. Squid are turning up at the marina and Learmonth Jetty during an incoming tide. Try the accesses near the lighthouse for spangled emperor and bluebone.
Kalbarri Catches


Boats

Spanish mackerel have started to appear between the 15m and 30m depths north and south of town. Mack and longtail tuna have been with the mackerel and it should not be long for bigger yellowfin tuna to arrive. Yellowfin whiting can be found in numbers within the bay at Jakes. Rock lobster catches are expected to improve during the lead up to Christmas.

Shore based

Tailor have appeared in bigger numbers along the beaches north and south of the river mouth. Bag limits of 40cm to 60cm tailor were picked up at Red Buff on Monday morning. Wittecarra Creek has been fishing equally as well as the Bluff on occasions while The Siphon, Chinamans and Frustrations have also had their share of the action morning and evening. Mulloway have mostly been coming from the beaches north of Frustrations. Herring are still being caught at Red Bluff on a morning when the swell and wind are down. A 30kg mulloway, golden trevally, big tailor, bonefish, and very recently, Spanish mackerel have been landed at Wagoe. Blue swimmer crabs are being caught in drop nets worked from the jetties within the Murchison River.
Geraldton Catches


Boats

Spanish mackerel and varieties of small tuna are expected to turn up in numbers along the back of Pensioner Bank and the African Reef area during the coming weeks. Cobia are often found in these areas as well as near the shipping channel when water temperatures come up a touch. Small boat and dinghy fishers are picking up mixed catches of herring, pike, tailor, school mackerel and squid within the inshore reefs.

Shore based

Tailor to 70cm and mulloway to 15kg were caught in reasonable numbers behind the S-Bend during the Caravan Park’s friendly tournament. The first and second points at Greenough have been producing plenty of herring and pike. Southgates and Tarcoola have tailor, whaler sharks and the odd mulloway on offer. Drummonds has also been fishing well for tailor as well as yellowfin whiting between 20cm and 30cm.
Lancelin Catches
Chad Harvey and his mates got some good crays while potting this week.

Boats

Most boats heading out are chasing rock lobster with catches steadily increasing during the week. There have been several of the small but deadly blue ring octopus that have come from the pots, so keep a wary lookout whilst rebaiting pots and check the deck is clean after each drop. There have been plenty of whiting caught from 20m depths and within the bay you can find King George whiting around the broken weed areas. The sea grass beds have been good for squid, pike snook and skippy.

Shore based

Tailor and herring have been easy to find along the beaches. There are some good size tailor waiting to be caught if you can get past the smaller ones which tend to take the bait a lot quicker. Up at the firing range there have been large tailor and school mulloway caught in the sand gutters. At the jetty, whiting and herring have been biting well late in the afternoon and into the evening, along with King George whiting, squid, tailor and skippy caught at times.
Esperance Catches
Brody Ogle shared this drone image of a recent afternoon fishing session in Esperance recently. 

Boats

Dinghy and small boat fishers have been doing well on herring, snook and squid in the bay. Queen snapper seem to be in good numbers not too far out while nannygai to 2kg are mostly near the islands and beyond. Samson fish between 30kg and 40kg were caught on baits and jigs during the past week.

Shore based

The Taylor Street Jetty has been producing good mixed catches of herring, garfish and squid while Bandy Creek boat harbour has King George whiting to 35cm and black bream. Salmon are scattered right along Salmon Beach through to Fourteen Mile. Roses has been consistently producing bigger numbers of the popular sport fish. Juvenile salmon numbers have been increasing during the past two or three weeks and there are quite a few skippy of about half a kilo and mixed size herring around. Stockyards has been fishing well for flathead to 45cm, juvenile salmon and herring. At least two mulloway were landed at Dunns during the past week. Surf fishers at Thomas River scored mulloway, gummy shark, salmon and skippy to 2kg.
Albany Catches
Sam Harris with a nice blue groper in Albany. Well done mate.

Boats

Reef fishing enthusiasts who took advantage of the pleasant conditions at the weekend scored fair catches of quality reef fish along the coral in 60m to 90m of water. Dhufish were about in numbers in some areas, however most were on the small side. Pink and red snapper seemed to be sticking to the deeper waters while queen snapper, breaksea cod and harlequin fish were in closer. Schools of samson fish were encountered near the obvious structures and drop offs. Several boats ventured wide, beyond the edge of the shelf, and appeared to have found hapuka and bigger red snapper together with blue eye trevalla and grey-banded cod. King George whiting enthusiasts have continued to catch bigger fish in the deeper waters off Two Peoples Bay and Cosy Corner. Herring and skippy are also about inshore as are sand whiting, flathead and squid.

Shore based

Small schools of salmon have been turning up at Bremer Bay and sometimes at Nanarup. Tailor are a chance early morning and evening at Bornholm. The rocks at West Cape Howe and between Cheynes Beach and Bremer Bay would be worth trying for pink and queen snapper, blue groper, yellowtail kingfish and samson fish. Mostly bread and butter species have been coming from the marina and the beaches close to town. Mulloway have been very hit and miss in the King and Kalgan rivers. Black bream in both systems are mostly in the 25cm to 35cm range. The lower reaches are also producing herring and juvenile salmon.
Southwest Catches
Schools of small southern bluefin tuna are becoming more common within Geographe Bay as well as the west coast. Photo credit Perth Fishing Safaris.

Boats

King George whiting have been picked up in bigger numbers in 5m to 20m of water off Siesta Park and Busselton. There are still squid along the seagrass meadows and blue swimmer crabs in the nearby sand patches. Divers have started to do better on rock lobster and it should not be long for more to be caught in pots.

Shore based

Tailor have been turning up some mornings and evenings at Moses Rock, Mitchells, Bunker Bay and Elmore Road along with the odd resident salmon. Herring are in fair numbers along both sides of Cape Naturaliste and there are a few yellowfin and school whiting starting to show along the shallower areas within Geographe Bay. Some nice squid have been coming from Busselton Jetty early morning and, under the lights, at night.
Mandurah and Surrounds


Mandurah

The beaches south of Mandurah are still producing a few nice tailor and mulloway along with some small school sharks. The Cut continues to provide some excellent fishing with big herring, tailor, King George whiting, skippy, tarwhine and sand whiting being caught regularly. There are some great whiting around for fishers wading the flats. The beaches to the north of Mandurah along the San Remo, Madora, Singleton section of the coast have been producing good fishing for the smaller species with plenty of herring, and whiting being caught by people fishing during the day. An occasional mulloway has been caught during the evening along with some small school sharks.

SECRET HARBOUR / PORT KENNEDY / WARNBRO / ROCKINGHAM / SAFETY BAY

At the jetties, there are herring and squid and the odd mulloway being caught late at night. People fishing the beaches south of Becher Point are catching tailor of an evening with fish up to 45 cm. Beaches around Secret Harbour are also producing some decent tailor. Around Rockingham there is whiting on the sand flats between the mainland and Penguin Island as well as the occasional flounder and flathead. Herring and tailor are being caught from the local surf beaches with better results in the mornings.
Perth Catches
Lovely conditions for Brody Laroux on his first pot pull for the season.

Boats

Good mixed catches of bread and butter species including King George whiting to 60cm, flathead to 50cm, sand whiting to 35cm and squid have been caught in 12m to 18m of water off Cottesloe and City Beach. More King George and sand whiting have been coming from The Windmills together with a few squid and cuttlefish. The seagrass beds off Fremantle have also been producing catches of both varieties of cephalopods. There are still samson fish being caught in good numbers at The Barges located in 90m to 110m of water off West End. Schools of southern bluefin tuna have been found in depths starting at 30m off Rockingham, Fremantle and Hillarys. Try Minden Reef for skippy and small samson fish. Rock lobster fishers are gearing up for the impending run of the whites.

Shore based

Small soft plastics have been working well on herring and storm garfish worked along the rock wall at Capo D’Orlando Drive as well as South Mole and North Mole. More herring have also been coming from the metropolitan beaches that feature reef including Grant Street and Swanbourne Drain as well as the groynes at City Beach and Floreat. Tailor numbers seem to be improving along the Cottesloe to Floreat stretch, however bigger catches and sizes have been experienced north towards Two Rocks and south near Point Perron. Tailor are in the lower areas of the Swan River at areas including Crawley, Como Jetty and Point Walter. Black bream have been caught on baits and lures near The Narrows along with the odd mulloway. 

40 species seen on Exmouths newest fishing playground

Exmouth’s newest fishing playground ‘King Reef’ has been in the water for four months now and locals are already reporting some great catches from the reef.

With recent footage collected by Curtin University and Exmouth Reef Vision volunteers we are also seeing some amazing footage from the sea floor.

Check out the video by clicking here.

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