Marlin fishing Exmouth mid-May ?good time to try for 1

 Gday guys gonna pull my 24 footer up to Exxy in mid may from 17 -24May and really wanna get the Mrs onto her first Marlin or saily. Just wondering if mid-May is a good time to go try. Was thinking of heading out of tantabiddi and troll along the drop-off there, any quick tips on that or where else to try for a billy out of Exxy greatly appreciated  cheers Dave

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Fri, 2021-04-30 12:30

 Plenty of blacks all year round . Zig Zag in and out over the 100mtr line out from Tantas . Work into about 70mtrs and out to 500mtrs and you should get a few hits . 

There is also a sharp drop off out from the Murons in 100mtrs that is also productive but anywhere west of the lighthouse puts you into Marlin ground .

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Fri, 2021-04-30 13:20

as Paul n said trolling in and out over the shelf will put you right on the money for black and also stripes while lure fishing that time of year , if you want to target sails specifically try skipping gars on circle hooks behind teasers from roughly the 40-80m contours at 4-5 knots. I won’t put billfish baits or lures in before the 40m contour to reduce the amount of shredded lures or wasted half baits form the razor gang. Good luck mate!!


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 I fish the 60-120m mark for

Fri, 2021-04-30 13:31

 I fish the 60-120m mark for little blacks. Any deeper than 150 and you start finding the odd fish bigger than you really want. 


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Put a Richter Soft Grassy XL on the Shot Gun

Fri, 2021-04-30 14:47

Pink and white, cant go wrong in the areas stated above.