Nice big Ruby Jobbie
What a busy town Exmouth has been over the Easter break. There was not one room in any accommodation place available, nor were there even empty camp sites! As you can imagine the boat ramps and beaches were flat out too as the weather was ‘picture-perfect.’
At town beach before sunrise there have been schools of baitfish getting harassed by predatory species such as trevally and small queenfish. It is spectacular to watch and so is the sunrise! This coming week is good tides to be there and target the whiting, so make sure you have some prawn bait ready along with some small long shank hooks and a bit of berley for the whiting at dawn.
The fishing was a little slow over the Easter break. The full moon, biggest tides of the year and super-moon phase may have had something to do with it all. However, there were still reports late in the long weekend of mackerel, ranking, reds, and billfish by different anglers.
One tasty delight this week has been the run of yellow fin tuna off the cape. There have been several reports of large yellow fin in schools off the Muiron Island’s and the tip of the cape. The weed has been rather thick of late and trolling lures has been challenging, however, there has been some fish amongst it all.
Suze Gerovich and Taygen Dray were residents of Exmouth, working here at Bluewater Tackle for the last year. They, like so many others, stopped in Exmouth on a trip around Australia and ‘got stuck’. They have finally moved on with their travels, but will be back in around twelve months to settle in Exmouth. Before their departure they had a few days off around the west side chasing fish in the shallows, ruby’s out wide and billfish. The ruby fishing was sensational and pictured this week is Taygen with his first catch of ruby in deep water.