Good Sized Banana Prawns are still being caught down at Exmouth Station. Cody & family (pictured above) were down from Broome and decided to hire the 4.2m dinghy and head down to Exmouth Station. Not disappointed they came back with around 3kgs of prawns to boil up for tea.
Lighthouse Bay produced a variety of catches including this nice sized Blue Bone when Amy & the boys hired the 5.5m Bushchook. They then swapped for the Polycraft Boat & headed towards the Murion Islands landing some Mackeral. Brian & his family also did well around the Murion Islands in the Polycraft Boat catching quiet afew Norwest Snapper. There have been mixed reports from the islands about sharks taxing catches, and it sounds abit hit and miss.
Over on the West side Exmouth’s amazingly cool weather the last couple of weeks have slowed the Blue Marlin season, with the cold water current running up the coast and quietening the action. There have been catches reported due west north west of Tantabiddi in 300 -500m of water, with local charter operators still successfully landing some Blues. Boys who hired the 7.85m Boat over Christmas, caught 5 blue marlin and lost a 700 pounder close to the boat. Mackeral are still to be found around Helby Bank & South Passage. The unusually cool summer and moderate sea breezes have meant fishing on the west side to be a favourable option.