Coral Bay Fishing Spots

Sign up to find fishing spots near you

Sign Up

Coral Bay

4.3/5 - (9 votes)
23°8'33.39" S, 113°46'5.99" E

A truly unique part of Australia, Coral Bay exist for tourism and fishing. The town is powered by a wind-diesel hybrid system. The fishing spots around Coral Bay are fantastic, anglers have the chance to tangle with game and reef fish from the shore. From the shore anglers can target Queenfish, Trevally, Threadfin Salmon, Dart, Bream, Whiting, Spangled Emperor, Coral Trout and Mangrove Jack. Casting poppers out around reef patches is a sure way to produce Queenfish and Trevally, even the odd Emperor.

Tuna from the north Reef only a few km offshore of Coral bay
Tuna from the north Reef only a few km offshore of Coral bay

The offshore waters of Coral Bay produce some of the best fishing in Australia. The inshore lagoons offer protection from larger swells. These calmer areas produce good fishing for Emperor, Pelagics, Bonefish and more. The best times to fish are May to August as the weather conditions are much calmer. The outside of the reef produces Trevally, Queenfish, Spanish and Shark Mackerel, Tuna, Dolphin Fish and Sailfish. The deeper waters are also good for bottom bouncing which can produce Coral Trout, Emperor, Cod and Trevally.

Warroora Station

Just south of Coral Bay, Warroora Station offers quiet and remote camping away from the crowds. The beach fishing along the Warroora Station coastline is fantastic. Trevally, Emperor, Whiting and Bream all travel along the coastline. Please note the sanctuary zones Cape Farquhar and Pelican Sanctuary.

Lagoon – Warroora Station

When bait fish move into the lagoon this fishing spot can really fire up. Trevally and Spangled Emperor can be caught on poppers and soft plastics cast with a long beach rod. At night is also a great time to target emperor on bait.

Stevens – Warroora Station

Stevens is a popular surf spot, it is the closest place the reef is to the beach, which forms a big gutter and strong currents on the out going tide. Trevally, Queenfish and Bream.

Maggies – Warroora Station

The small headland is a unique feature that provides some protection from strong winds. Trevally and Emperor can be caught around the point.

Elles Beach – Warrora Station

Elles beach is mostly shallow reefy beach. Anglers can target Emperor, Trevally and Bream along the beaches here.

Sandy Point – Warroora Station

Sandy Point is a shallow sandy beach, Emperor and Trevally can be targeted on the fringes of the reef. Best fish at night.

14 Mile Camp – Warroora Station

A popular camping spot amongst caravanners, the beach of 14 mile camp fishes well for Bream, Whiting and the odd Bonefish.

South Coral Bay – Point 7

On low tide anglers can walk out on the reef to target Emperor, Coral Trout and Trevally in the deeper waters. Four wheel drive access required.

South Coral Bay – Point 8

Accessed via four wheel drive, south of Coral Bay this is a uncrowded fishing spot where anglers can target Emperor, Trevally, small Queenfish and Bream.

Coral Bay fishing spot - Five Finger Reef of is a popular fishing spot, 4wd is required.
Five Finger Reef south of Coral Bay is a popular fishing spot, 4wd is required.

Five Fingers Reef

Access via four wheel drive south of Coral Bay, Five Fingers reef is a popular fishing spot. Squid are a common catch, however Trevally, Emperor and Bream are abundant around the isolated coral bombies.

Coral Bay Boat Ramp

The boat ramp provides a good platform for fishing with the family, however there are better spots to fish around Coral Bay.

Mauds Landing

Access via four wheel drive, cars are able to drive along the beach. Fishing should be focused around the reefy out crops where Trevally, Emperor and small Queenfish will be waiting to smash a popper.


A popular camp spot, Bruboodjoo has great snorkelling and fishing spots. There are also plenty of areas to explore north and south of Bruboodjoo. It is well worth exploring the more remote beach fishing locations.

Offshore Coral Bay Fishing

Inside the reefs of Coral Bay, the fishing spots are fantastic for Spangled Emperor, Trevally, Coral Trout and more. The outgoing tide on a shallow reef is a great place to target Emperor and Trevally waiting for bait fish to be sucked into the deeper waters. The channels into the deep waters are good places to target Coral Trout on soft plastics bounced along the bottom, however it is very snaggy country.

Outside the reef, the best method is trolling the deeper waters along the reefs. Mackerel, Dolphin Fish, Tuna and Wahoo are all around and will readily smash a trolled lure. Sailfish are also a possibility around the reefs of Coral Bay.

Jigging soft plastics and metal jigs around any likely change in depth and rock bombie is a sure way to hook both Red and Spangled Emperor, Trevally and Coral Trout. Further north, close to the reef areas where waves are breaking hold some large Trevally, Mackerel and Tuna.

Share this with your mates. We hope you start catching a few fish at Coral Bay!

Download GPS Marks

1000's of offshore spots, sign up Just $2.95 to access the map of fishing spots

Sign Up

Tide Times Coral Bay

Coral Bay (0.3km)
Tuesday 30 Nov 2021

Low - 12:34AM
High - 5:23AM
Low - 11:41AM
High - 6:46PM

Best times to go fishing in Coral Bay Swipe Left

myFishing Forecase Mobile App

Fishing forecast provided by My Fishing Forecast, an advanced rating algorithm, it is the only predictive rating system that combines a multitude of proven Pro-Fishing Techniques including: Solunar Theory, Meteorological Theory, Vedic Astrology and more.

Exmouth Fishing Report

Exmouth Catches Billfish enthusiasts are starting to experience regular encounters of blue marlin out wide. The blue marlin are thought to be feeding on the big schools of 6kg to 10kg yellowfin... Read more

Fish currently being caught in the Gascoyne region November, 2016

Blue Marlin Coral Trout Mackerel Queenfish Shark Mackerel Tuna Wahoo Yellowfin Tuna
Read the Full Report
Current Rating Coral Bay November, 2016
4.3/5 - (11 votes)
Fishing Report Provided By I Love Fishing

Recommended Lures for Coral Bay

We're still working on the equation for the best lures, so please be patient!

Squidgies Pro Flickbait 110mm

Suited for the Area.
Good for: Giant Trevally, Golden Trevally, Spangled Emperor

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 100mm

Suited for the Area.
Good for: Spangled Emperor

Twisty 70g

Suited for the Area.
Good for: Yellowfin Tuna

Twisty 55g

Suited for the Area.
Good for: Shark Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna
Reidy's Lures - Little Lucifer Hellraiser

Little Lucifer Hellraiser – Reidy’s Lures

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Threadfin Salmon

Bream Prawn Vibe

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 80mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Squidgies Pro Wriggler - 100mm - Bloodworm

Pro Wriggler – 100mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod, Mangrove Jack, Queenfish
Squidgies Pro Range Wriggler - 65mm

Pro Wriggler – 65mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Spangled Emperor, Yellowfin Bream
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp 2"

Gulp Shrimp 2″

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod, Mangrove Jack, Yellowfin Bream
Jackall Squirell 79 hank tuned

Jackall DD Squirrel 79SP Silent ‘Hank Tuned’

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod, Gold spotted rockcod, Mangrove Jack

Laser Pro 160

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Shark Mackerel

Squidgies Pro Mongrel 115mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Threadfin Salmon

Roosta Popper 160

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Coral Trout, Giant Trevally, Golden Trevally, Yellowfin Tuna
The Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow suspending lure has great constrast and is good for Barramundi


Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod, Gold spotted rockcod, Mangrove Jack, Threadfin Salmon

Compare to the next location

Coral Bay

Currently Viewing
User Rating4.3333333333333Good Fishing

Giralia Bay / Exmouth Gulf

93km (as the bird flys)
User Rating4.125Good Fishing

One Comment “Coral Bay”

  • Sue


    Where can we catch squid. Don’t have a boat

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to Fishing Spots

$2.95 / Lifetime access

Sign Up