Tackleworld Exmouth weekly fishing report
The summer heat is starting to kick in and the caravan parks are beginning to thin out as many people head south again.
The fishing hasn’t stopped, though, with reports in from all sides of the cape this week.
School holidays are over and this time of year is when groups of anglers head to town to target various species as the water heats up.
We have the sailfish in the gulf already firing, with reports of them both in the southern grounds and usual northern haunts surrounding Exmouth reef.
Sadly, there is now an extra presence of men in grey suits, with numbers of sharks noticeably increasing over the years and threatening various pelagic species that come in to feed on the bait balls.
The squid in the lower gulf have been extra-thick in numbers of late, while the size has also been on the high end of the scale.
We are so lucky to have such a healthy system in our gulf, with opportunities to target so many different species that can produce a fabulous fresh meal.
Squid challenges are on the cards for a few crews fishing next Sunday.
Teams will have to stick to one colour jig for the session and see which colour produces the most squid.
National Gone Fishing Day is on Sunday. What are you doing on the day?
Our options here are huge compared with other Australian destinations, so make sure you get out there and wet a line.
Enter your fishing pic and story to our fishing competition and you could win a $50 in-store voucher or $1000 worth of Shimano tackle.
Tackle World is doing extra specials in store on Saturday to help you gear up for the day, or bring in your rods and reels and get free rigging to help you get started.
The Exmouth Game Fishing Club is doing a fun-fish at the marina that includes all bait and gear provided.
The club opens at 11am for lunch and the fishing will start around 1pm.
If you are out in the sun, Tackle World has 20 per cent off all sun- related gear, including hats, buffs, sunglasses, gloves, sun protection clothing and sunscreen.
Land-based fishing has been picking up in the queenfish scene as we head towards November, which traditionally produces big fish from the shore on the rising tide.
Daniel Charlsey and Barry Taylor had some early results with big queenfish falling to the Nomad Madscad and Duel Adagio lures.
Poppers have been very effective in the past, but with so many new lures on the market these days, it is great to explore your options and get some good results.
Big mackerel are an awesome sight, and one angler from Peak Sportfishing last week got onto an absolute beauty that tipped the scales at 35kg.
Raka Kawasaki was fishing with captain Eddy Lawler for several days, targeting many species using different methods.
The mackerel was caught on a stickbait that crashed the surface for a spectacular bite for the South Australian angler.
Visiting Melbourne junior angler Jet Worsteling couldn’t resist standing next to the fish as well for the pic.
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