Cooler days produce sensational Exmouth fishing

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Michelle Trantham with a Ningaloo red emperor.
Camera IconMichelle Trantham with a Ningaloo red emperor. Credit: Tackle World Exmouth

Whether it is north or south in the Pilbara, winter can produce sensational dinners for those willing to wet a line.

In the south towards Coral Bay, Michelle Trantham got stuck in to some amazing fish with friends, including red emperor, pearl perch, rankin cod, jobfish, spangled emperor and mackerel.

The crew were fishing in 45m of water and the sharks weren’t as bad as previous trips; the baits used were squid, sanmar and mullet.

The sinker used was kept as lightly weighted as possible to keep in touch with the ocean floor, but not too heavy to land hard and fast.

The billfish continue to fire for locals and visitors; it is starting to really turn on with bigger numbers and the small black marlin are more prevalent than previous years at this time.

This is all sounding promising for the next Exmouth Game Fishing Club event of the Australian Junior Billfish Tournament.

The recent Ladies Day Tournament saw Nikki Mitchell tag the first billfish and Bree Bollard tag the last.

The heaviest mahi mahi went to Alex Edwards and the heaviest tuna went to Maarit Mossman. Champion Team was won by Pussee Galore and all the girls enjoyed the day, followed by another great meal at the clubhouse.

Learmonth Jetty has been productive this week with anglers reporting big runs on hardy head baits.

Quite often good sized predatory fish come through this area and hammer the bait schools; this can include trevally, queenfish, tuna, mackerel, cod and sharks.

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