Whit­ing a sweet op­tion

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

Whit­ing are go­ing to be on this week for sure, espe­cially in the gulf with a peak of high tide at dawn.

I just hope the wind stays at ease to al­low an­glers to get into some tasty treats.

The wind cer­tainly did not stop on the week­end, which was dis­ap­point­ing for those with the time off.

The town seems to be full of visi­tors, with the car­a­van over­flow is in ac­tion and plenty of peo­ple fill­ing the carparks at the shops.

Au­gust is tra­di­tion­ally busy with groups com­ing up to es­cape the school hol­i­day pe­riod and en­joy time with mates for a fish­ing trip.

The shore-based op­tions dur­ing win­ter are far more ap­peal­ing than down south and the lure of species such as gi­ant trevally, queen­fish and the odd gi­ant her­ring cer­tainly tempt an­glers to get out and make the most of it dur­ing their stay.

Oth­ers for­tu­nate enough to have boats ven­ture out to tar­get some of the de­li­cious reef species that are in shal­lower wa­ters dur­ing the colder months, such as red em­peror, rankin cod and coral trout.

Span­ish mack­erel are fir­ing at the back of the reef and in the gulf as the cooler wa­ter tem­per­a­tures set in. Trolled lo­cal garfish are one method that has been work­ing well for an­glers wish­ing to fill the esky quickly at dawn or dusk.

This method can po­ten­tially pick up a sail­fish as well. The deep­div­ing lures work best dur­ing the mid­dle of the day when the mack­erel tend to be down deep.

Other species you could pick up with ei­ther of these meth­ods in­clude tuna and co­bia. Co­bia of­ten show up in big schools in­side the Mu­iron Is­lands this time of year.

Crabs this year have been con­sis­tent, with most crews re­port­ing a good catches. Make sure when you head out in the tinny chas­ing crabs you have a squid out­fit handy.

The Ex­mouth Game Fish­ing Club Ladies Day fish­ing tour­na­ment is on next week­end and is de­signed to en­cour­age women to en­joy the sport. If you are will­ing to take part and don’t have a ves­sel, there are peo­ple with boats keen to take out fe­male an­glers, so get in touch with the sec­re­tary via sec­re­tary@egfc.com.au.

Pic­ture: Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

Young an­gler Lu­cas Ram­pling with an Ex­mouth Gulf whit­ing.

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