Tackleworld Exmouth fishing report

Tackleworld ExmouthPilbara News
The entrance to the marina has been on fire recently.
Camera IconThe entrance to the marina has been on fire recently. Credit: Picture: Tackleworld Exmouth, Tackleworld Exmouth.

The new moon phase is a great time for night fishing and seeing some amazing stars.

It is also a good time in winter for targeting trevally.

We recommend using barbless single hooks (rather than trebles in two places on the lure) and getting your terminal tackle in order with good-quality components if you wish to land one of these beauties from shore.

You will need a pair of fitted fishing gloves to assist with casting and handling of fish.

A headlamp is a must for night fishing, as well as good reef boots if walking around rocks.

Surface lures work best and high tide is the preferred time to target these species that are cruise the shoreline day and night.

Mahi mahi have continued to be prevalent in the waters west of the reef, in fact, they have been a bit annoying to some anglers targeting billfish of late.

They are great eating fresh, but do not taste as good once frozen.

Queenfish is another species that has been showing up lots lately along the shoreline and around the islands, which some people like to keep.

A good way to eat fish like this is nummus style — steeping the fish in vinegar and various flavours such as soy, ginger, coriander, chilli, lemon grass or lime juice.

The longer you can leave the fish on day of steeping, the better. But a few hours is enough to get the flavour into the flesh, while the vinegar and lime juice change the structure to the fish for consumption.

The marina has been productive lately with schools of baitfish venturing in to the canals day and night.

The still quiet nights are often interrupted by predatory fish smashing up bait with large commotions on the water surface.

The entrance to the marina is a good place for large predatory fish as well, with queenfish, trevally and tuna even making an appearance at times.

Squid can also cruise along the southern side and the beaches to the south of the marina, so we always suggest you carry squid jigs.

The Exmouth Game Fishing Club’s next event is the Reef Fish Classic on June 15-17.

The event is a fun competition that includes various species caught from boats or kayaks or the shoreline.

Families and kids are encouraged to take part.

Further information can be found at egfc.com.au

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