Broome fishing: big threadfin salmon on the mangroves, salmon at the Fingers, billfish out wide

Darren ‘Dags' CrossBroome Advertiser
Rob Saunders with a threadfin salmon
Camera IconRob Saunders with a threadfin salmon Credit: Supplied

You may have noticed a bit of a twinkling smile on any of the recreational anglers who are lucky enough to have been out to soak a line or two over the past few weeks.

If the carparks at the boat ramps are anything to go by, the fishing bug has well and truly been caught by the fishos, and most of the visiting dry-season tourists also keen for a fish haven’t really even landed yet.

The threadfin salmon have been a real win lately.

The Broome Fishing Club recently held the Kimberley Trailer Parts Broome Thready Shootout competition with some good catches.

There appear to be some rogue metre-plus threadies getting around that are keeping the tackle shop tills ticking over as anglers are replacing lost rigs.

The barra haven’t been quiet either, nor the bluenose salmon which were smashing Rob Saunders’ Yellow Vibe Lures over Easter at the mouths of the Fingers.

All three lads on the boat were hooking up on every throw.

Out wide there have been some great coral trout and bluebone being caught among other prized species bottom bouncing.

The dreaded Grey Shark Coat Brigade have been in big numbers and I hear there’s a free feed at the Broome Fishing Club for anyone who talks shark and is happy to tell them to all to just nicely “bugger off, please!”.

For the billfish mob there have been some great sightings and fishing out wide for Marlin with some huge baitballs seen, and the sailfish look to have set up shop again offshore from Broome so it looks like it could be another bumper billfish season.

Even the mudcrabs were back on over the Easter weekend, no doubt making everyone’s Sulo bin reek with the shells so badly any dung beetle having a sniff would probably bring up his lunch.

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