Usual sus­pects out in good num­bers

Broome Advertiser - - Sport - Wes Francks

A few months ago, I wrote about a lo­cal fish­er­man. Ben Lit­tle. cap­tur­ing a pend­ing record threadfin salmon while fly fish­ing. Well it is now of­fi­cial. Ben fi­nally re­ceived the pa­per work in the mail re­cently af­ter a few months of wait­ing, so well done Ben.

The fish­ing in and around Broome is still fir­ing, with the usual sus­pects bar­ra­mundi, triple tail and threadfin salmon be­ing caught in good num­bers.

Broome Fish­ing Club stal­wart Robert “Bull­dog” Locke caught a cracker north­ern mul­loway over Crab Creek way the other day as well as a va­ri­ety of other fish.

I stum­bled into a few good­sized triple tail in Roe­buck Bay re­cently. I even man­aged to catch five fish in rel­a­tively shal­low wa­ter by just fol­low­ing the shal­low wa­ter line look­ing for weed float­ing in the wa­ter.

I also man­aged to catch six bar­ra­mundi in Dampier Creek the same af­ter­noon.

Jeff Cooper fished in Crab Creek last week­end and told me that there is a plague of jel­ly­fish drift­ing in and out with the tide, mak­ing it im­pos­si­ble to tow a lure in the creek.

I have also heard an­other boat un­for­tu­nately cooked its en­gine, with a jel­ly­fish get­ting stuck in the wa­ter pick-up, caus­ing it to over­heat.

Jeff also re­ported he had caught triple tail in very good num­bers over on the Crab Creek side of Roe­buck Bay.

Pic­ture: Kelly Locke

Robert “Bull­dog” Locke with a north­ern mul­loway.

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