Exmouth Must Have Landbased Lures

 Hi All, 

Heading up to Exmouth again in just over a week. Chasing anybodys must have landbased lures for up that way. Had never really been interested in landbased game fishing until last year when the northerly winds were horrendous and I couldn't get the boat in the water once. With nothing else to do I just flicked lures around off the shore and didn't do great but managed a few trevally, queenies and the long tom were a pest. Got smoked by a few fish as well. I had a lot more fun doing this than I expected so this year I want to be a bit more prepared in case the wind doesnt play ball again.... Only issue with the northerly is there is just about nowhere to get out of it so hopefully if it is blowing up this time it is from the south and I can try a few different spots. 

My most succesful lure of choice last year was just a Halco Twisty in chrome which I dont mind because they are soo cheap. But are there any other must haves for landbased fishing up that way?



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 twisties are the number one

Fri, 2020-06-05 09:18

 twisties are the number one for any land based up north but if the wind allows then 80mm sized poppers are great fun small softplastics are another good way to go small paddle prawns and the likes 

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 I've had success with

Fri, 2020-06-05 11:15

 I've had success with Twistys, Raiders, 5 inch solf plastics in white and pearl and 4 - 5 inch stickbaits. I had a trip completely blown out by a northerly that was so strong there was a dust cloud for the whole week. Worst thing was we had blown $1,500 on a hire boat that we used for 2 hours!

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Fri, 2020-06-05 14:28

Halco gold twisties. that is all. 


youll catch fish on any colour, as long as its gold.



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 I'd agree with Scotto. I

Sat, 2020-06-06 14:30

 I'd agree with Scotto. I mainly use gold twistys anywhere I fish.

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The 105 mm roosta poppers are

Sat, 2020-06-06 17:08

The 105 mm roosta poppers are popular with little trevally, and getting to see the strikes is exciting. Crushing barbs can help keep the fish in good condition for a good release.

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bucktail jigs

Sat, 2020-06-06 17:26

Simple leadhead jigs are also a versatile option up there and not too hard on the wallet if you are getting bricked.

A few decades ago when living in the tropics we would catch everything on a simple, 1/2 ounce, white bucktail jig.They cast well and we pretty resistant to snagging on retrieve, even if you we bouncing them along the bottom.. Sometimes we got fancy and pulled a small plastic squid over the top, which worked but was not nescessary. These days the Big John jigs look the goods, with a nice heavy duty hook, should you need you to apply a bit of hurt around the rocks.


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Wonder Wobblers

Sat, 2020-06-06 18:32

 If you can get hold of the smaller wonder wobblers then grab them, they out catch just about any lure shorebound up there

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 I had some luck with various

Sun, 2020-06-07 12:29

 I had some luck with various size poppers in the past. Esp when the bait schools where around. Also I tried one of the old scorpion lures that I used to use in the Sean river and had a surprising amount of interest from snything from queened to big dart. I reckon they are a very underrated lure. I always have one in my box.