Tackleworld Exmouth fishing report
We are blessed. The looming cyclone missed us with only a few small squalls and rough seas with muddied waters in the gulf and mixed oceans on the west side.
The rain was a welcome relief for gardens, while visitors certainly shouldn’t have complained about the cooler temperatures experienced as the low passed close.
However, the humidity after it passed was a bit stifling.
The best part about cyclones for fishing is that the calm before the storm usually has the fish biting extremely hard and then after it seems to be a frenzy too.
Local operator Josh Bruynzeel certainly did well on the Jackson Kaiken stickbaits with big giant trevally and spangled emperor taking to them with ease.
Josh had a couple of Danish visitors fishing for seven days who caught rankin cod, gold spot trevally, yellowfin tuna, Robinson sea bream, Spanish mackerel and more.
To say they were stoked is an understatement and we are sure they will be back again soon. Angus Fogarty is eight years old and managed to land a 6.7kg bluebone while camping on the west side using crab for bait.
Luckily, Angus and his family got into the good fishing while the weather was fair, before the low approached.
Many campers around the west side had to take shelter, but thankfully the low did not cause too much stress.
Many other reports this week have been positive before low, ranging from honker cobia, yellowfin tuna, loads of blue marlin and small black marlin.
The variety of species available in these waters is certainly a good drawcard for anglers for the upcoming major event of GAMEX.
Entries are due in next week and we recommend getting in early to assist with co-ordination of the event.
There is a new incentive for anglers this year, with new anglers offered free entry and existing anglers an opportunity to get 50 per cent off their entry by bringing in new anglers.
This year the event is focusing on the great fishing on offer, the social aspects, the anglers and the sponsors. It is the one event in Australia that every angler should experience at least once.
All information can be found via gamex.net.au
Another event that Exmouth Game Fishing Club is hosting this year is the Australian International Billfish Tournament.
This event is a three-day tag and release billfish-only event and held the week leading up to GAMEX.
We expect to see an increase in visitors, especially since the results of the last tome AIBT and GAMEX held together in which 2399 billfish raised, 1708 hooked and 904 tagged for the nine days from about 50 boats.
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