Busselton is a small town approximately 3 hours south of Perth, it is known for its sheltered beach as swell is blocked by Cape Cape Naturaliste and reef. Busselton fishing spots vary and the fishing action is seasonal, however there is something for all anglers fishing in Busselton.
The Beaches of Busselton offer pretty good fishing for sand, yellowfin and even King George Whiting. From Busselton beach to Seista Park is a great place to start, here the beaches are sheltered, shallow and have weed beds for fish to take shelter in. Anglers should target the sand flats and weed beds which fishing in Busselton, cast small soft plastics and let them sink down beside the weed beds. During summer whiting will readily take surface lures, if the conditions are calm walk-the-dog style works, if it is a bit windy go to a small popper.
The Busselton Jetty is where many anglers will try their luck, but be prepared to be surrounded by bait bashers also fishing the Busselton Jetty. At the end of Jetty anglers can cast metal slugs to target Bonito and the odd Southern Bluefin Tuna, metal slugs are best worked fast through the water. Samson fish and Mulloway also show up around the jetty, at night is the best time to target Mulloway along the Busselton Jetty. Fishing for mulloway in Busselton is best done at night on large 10-20mm soft plastics and soft rubber vibe lures, slowly jigged on the bottom.
Fishing in the Capel River anglers can expect mainly small Black Bream. There are several land based based options for fishing Capel River, it can also be fished from a Kayak or Boat. Small minnows and soft plastics work well on Bream all throughout Australia.
The Mouth of the Capel River when it is flowing into the Busselton bay can fish well for Mulloway. Look for the dirty patches of water as small bait fish will take shelter there in turn attracting the Mulloway.
Pepperment Grove Beach provides okay fishing for Tailor, Herring Skippy, Whiting and Flathead.
After heavy rains when the small creek opens to the ocean, Forrest Beach fishes well for Mulloway around the creek mouth. At other times the beach can also fish well for Tailor, Herring, Skippy and whiting.
Wonnerup Estuary is a fairly shallow body of water, however can fish well for small Black Bream, whiting, Skippy and the odd King George Whiting, expect most fish to be fairly small. The mouth of the estuary fishes well for Mulloway and should be done at night. After heavy rains is generally the best time when fishing for Mulloway around Busselton.
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Busselton Jetty (0.9km)
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