Warmth lures anglers in Exmouth

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Tahlia Mossman catches a sailfish.
Camera IconTahlia Mossman catches a sailfish. Credit: Tackleworld Exmouth

Spring is in the air and the weather is heating up with some hot days already starting to kick in.

This is a great time of year for walking the shoreline along the west side and seeing some amazing wildflowers on the trek.

The air temperature is far more desirable for those dawn and dusk raids that can result in some productive captures. We recommend using poppers or stick baits in this low-light time where species such as spangled emperor, queenfish, trevally and giant herring can crash down on your choice of lure.

The Woodpecker stick baits have been the hot favourite with the charter operators and the shore-based anglers.

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Jack and Janelle Edwards from South Australia are on holidays and loving the fishing. They had a mate working in the RAF who advised them to come here for the amazing scenery and fishing.

The pair drove the 9000km round trip and have been catching all sorts from the shore, they used squid for bait and fished the shoreline south of the marina.

They caught all sorts of species including cod, tusk fish, flounder, lizard fish, blue-lined emperor and a few bizarre unknown species.

They released all that they caught, but are heading back to get in to the emperor again after discovering they are great eating and were size for keeping.

An excited crew of 12 guys headed to the Montebello Islands for a fishing trip this week, the men enjoyed the hospitality of the local restaurants and shops prior to their trip and grabbed a few essentials from the tackle shop before leaving, including fishing gloves, buffs, lures and a comfy bean bag.

Bean bags on boats are insanely good, we have used them for toddlers to get a good daily sleep or anglers feeling a bit green or tired.

The fly fishing has been picking up this last week, especially since we reported on the Spanish mackerel caught off the tip of the cape last week.

Katie Knick who is here specifically for the fishing for 12 months from the USA caught one of these too and is pumped.

Katie’s partner has also joined her on her journey to explore the waters of Exmouth for fly fishing and they have made some great memories.

The juniors have been getting in to some practise for the upcoming national billfish tournament and Tahlia Mossman tagged a sailfish on Sunday in magic weather.

Kids fishing this event will have a blast and we are excited to help the kids learn more about boating, the ocean, the billfish, teamwork and the tagging programs that the game fishing club participate in.

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