Tackleworld Exmouth weekly fishing report

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Paul Mather with one of the many GTs caught by him and his brother Greg.
Camera IconPaul Mather with one of the many GTs caught by him and his brother Greg. Credit: Tackleworld Exmouth

Paul Mather and his brother Greg come to Exmouth annually for a two-week fishing holiday and this year the pair have got into some great action on the soft plastics in the gulf.

The golden trevally have been falling to the lures and the weather has been awesome for a few trips out.

The windy days have had the guys chasing the muddies and shoreline for other species and that has not disappointed either, with some honker crabs found in the mud.

The boys have entered the fishing comp and are keen to return again next year.

Squid has been the ultimate treat in the past week, with one guy thinking he had a ray on, but instead it was a massive squid.

There have been schools of squid inside and outside the reef on the west side.

There have also been rather large schools of bait in the gulf, which is a bit early for the year, as we usually expect them in September.

Paul Mather with one of the many GTs caught by him and his brother Greg.
Camera IconPaul Mather with one of the many GTs caught by him and his brother Greg. Credit: Tackleworld Exmouth

These schools are attracting predatory species and the sailfish might just come earlier. One local boat just headed north for a week and in one day its occupants managed to get nine sailfish and two blue marlin.

Other vessels returning from fishing areas north of the Muiron islands have reported lots of sailfish and small black marlin in the shallow waters, around 10m-30m, where mackerel usually haunt.

The marina has been doing particularly well for bream, with the colder temperatures and strong winds forcing people to look at other options.

Juvenile GTs can also be found cruising through this area, along with the odd queenfish.

Cod have made their homes in certain areas in the canals and it is another great option for fishing close to town.

Throughout the year we get families travelling around Australia that stop in here for a week or two.

In the past week there was a family from Tasmania, the Hanlons, who are so hooked on the area for the fishing, snorkelling and diving that they are seriously looking at options for staying long-term.

Of course, the locals are complaining of the cold, but this family believe it is hot, with the kids swimming daily while fishing from the shore.

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