North Coast

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Latest Fishing Report

17 November 2017 – North Coast Fishing Report

Welcome to Recfishwest’s weekly fishing report, brought to you by Recfishwest’s fishing expert Joachim Azzopardi and thanks to John Curtis for his Mandurah & Surrounds report.

Keep your eyes peeled for Recfishwest’s Tip of the week, see below!

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Broome Catches

Broome tagged barramundi

Picture: With a few big Barra coming out of Dampier Creek, you only have to rewind back a few years when there were 500 tagged Barramundi stocked into Dampier Creek in 2011 – all to make your fishing better.

Boats

Trolled bibbed minnows and rigged garfish have been working well on spanish mackerel off Entrance Point and Gantheaume Point. Sailfish are being occasionally encountered wide of Barred Creek and James Price Point. Reef fishing within Roebuck Bay has been fairly productive with some nice catches of chinaman cod, coral trout and snapper caught during the past fortnight. The charter operators, who have been venturing out wider, have been putting their clients onto red emperor, saddletail seaperch and rankin cod.

Shore based

A 1.05cm barramundi caught on a whole fish bait was among dozens of smaller barra picked up at Dampier Creek this past week. The barra in Dampier have generally been of good size measuring between 70cm and 90cm. The Fitzroy River has also been producing some entertaining barra sessions, however the fish in this system have mostly been around the 50cm mark and smaller. A customer of Tackle World Broome landed a 1.1m mulloway at the jetty last Wednesday. Schools of small golden trevally and milkfish have also been frequenting the structure.

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RECFISHWEST TIP OF THE WEEK

Tip of the Week crays

The Annual ‘Whites Run’ – Time to get Fishing!

It’s this time in late November and early December that crays begin their annual migration to offshore waters providing excellent fishing in nearshore areas.

In this article, we will provide you with some answers to commonly asked questions as well and help you head in the right direction to catch some of these tasty morsels. Read More..