HOW TO CATCH BALDCHIN GROPER
Rigs and Techniques
When it comes to catching baldchin groper, a good choice of gear is an 8-10kg spinning rod with a heavy mono trace to 10kg mono main line, although braided line can be used.
Standard reef rigs are fine for these species with crab, prawn, octopus and squid baits being most successful. You’ll want to add a sinker for fishing in deeper water although it’s easier to target the edges of reef bombies in shallower water. Try casting to the edges of reef structures and letting the bait sit for a while, drifting in the current.
Don’t forget to check if you need a WA fishing licence before heading out.