Junior Billfish comp, holidays to bring crowds to Exmouth

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Taygen Dray with a cobia caught in the Exmouth Gulf.
Camera IconTaygen Dray with a cobia caught in the Exmouth Gulf. Credit: Tackle World Exmouth

The marina has been heating up and there are reports of interesting catches include cod, jacks, and even blueys.

The long walk out along the northern wall can be rewarding in the lead-up to high tide, but care is needed and sometimes the birds can be rather smelly.

Metal lures or soft plastics and stick baits are a good choice in this area.

Two guys from Melbourne were here for some work this week and decided to go out on a charter with the weather so good.

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They booked a boat for themselves and had a ball with all sorts of reef species around the tip of the cape.

Thankfully one of the charter operators was willing to go at the last minute for the keen fishos and they got into some big mackerel, tuna, and small black marlin.

Needless to say, they did not want to return to Melbourne, but vowed they would be back with their families to enjoy the great fishing and warm winter weather next year.

Manta rays are hectic in the gulf at present and with that comes a stack of other fish including cobia.

The rays seem to feed on current lines and you can easily see this on a calm day. We are so lucky to have such a healthy gulf year after year and see these species returning.

The King Reef is producing well and should get some interesting reports from the school holidays with so many families coming to visit.

This artificial reef is close to shore and launching facilities and easy to leave if the weather flares up. You can expect all sorts from this area including cod, mackerel, trevally and nor’ west snapper.

The Exmouth Game Fishing Club is hosting the Australian Junior Billfish Tournament this weekend, but it is weather-dependent for the little ones.

We hope to get a few days from the three to get the kids out and enjoying the great fishing on offer.

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