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Point Samson

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20°37'50.65" S, 117°11'42.24" E

Point Samson is a popular holiday location for the nearby residents of Karratha and Dampier. There is accommodation and supplies, however anglers should come ready with lots of tackle. This area of the Pilbara is a must do destination for any angler. Summer is the best time for fishing the creeks for Barramundi and Mangrove Jacks, however the weather conditions are better in winter. There is a good boat ramp at Point Samson for larger boats. Cossack also has a good boat ramp suitable for boats under 6m at Butcher Inlet.

Point Samson fishing spots are mainly focused around the creeks and reefs. Sams Creeks, Cossack and the shallow southern Creeks all hold Threadfin Salmon, Mangrove Jack and Barramundi. There is also plenty of by catch, such as Flathead, Bream, Trevally, Queenfish and Cod. The area is best explored by boat, however there are still a good land based options to choose from.

Land Based Fishing Point Samson

Cape Lambert

The small creek inlet on the western side has bream, flathead and the odd Mangrove Jack. The reefs along the to fish well for Queenfish, Trevally, Bream and the odd Tuskfish.

Point Samson Causeway

The causeway can fish well at times, particularly during summer on an out going tide. Barramundi, Mangrove Jack and pelagics are all common catches here.

Point Samson Reefs

The rock walls and reefs close to town have Trevally, Queenfish, Cod and the odd Mangrove Jack and Barramundi. It is well worth walking and exploring along some these points. Double check with the locals as some areas are marine reserves.

Point Samson Marina

A walkway on the eastern side provides anglers access to deeper water where the odd Black Jewfish has been caught. The most common catches are Bream, Flathead, Trevally, Queensfish and Cod. As Threadfin Salmon and Barramundi move into the creek they also sometimes caught.

Settlers Beach

Good fishing around the river mouth and mangroves on high tide for Yellowfin Whiting and Bream.

Small Boat Fishing Point Samson

Offshore the reefs fish really well for Coral Trout, Long Nose, Spangled and Red Emperor, Tuskfish, Mackerel, Tuna, Trevally and Queenfish. Sherlock bay and Cape Lambert can chopped up easily so always check the conditions before heading offshore.

Cape Lambert Jetty

Cape Lambert Jetty produces great fishing for Black Jewfish. They can be tempted by good sized soft plastics bounced off the bottom. Trolling along the jetty also produces Tuna and Mackerel.

Bezout Island

Further offshore Bezout Island has excellent reef fishing for Emperor, Coral Trout, Tuskfish and Mackerel.

Point Samson Reef

Trolling along the reef is a good way to catch Spanish Mackerel, Tuna, Golden Trevally and Queenfish. Working soft plastics and poppers along the reef during an outgoing tide is also a good way to target Spangled Emperor.

Sams Creek

During summer the small feeder creeks hold Barramundi. Threadfin Salmon also hang around the shallow feeder throughout the year. Mangrove Jack, Cod, Trevally and Queenfish can be targeted through around the mouth of the creek. Working lures along the mangrove banks during high tide produces good results. Target the small feeder creeks on the outgoing tide for a chance at Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon.


Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon, Mangrove Jack, Cod, Bream and Flathead throughout the creek. Working the small feeder creeks with hard body lures on an outgoing tide is the best way to land fish good size fish. Use shallow diving hard body lures like the B52 bomber. On the incoming tide don’t be afraid to go up the small feeder creeks working shallow diving lures, as Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon will be up in here. Mangrove Jack further upstream in the deeper pools, work the bends and snags with deep diving lures like the Killalure River Ratz 2.

Sherlock Bay and Small Creeks

Sherlock Bay and the small creeks south east of Point Samson are all well work exploring. During summer is the best chance at Barramundi, focus efforts around the small creeks and gutters. Threadfin Salmon can often be seen working bait into the shallows of the river mouths through the bay. The Threadfin will also move into the creeks to find bait depending on the tides.

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

Squidgies Pro Flickbait 110mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Giant Trevally, Golden Trevally, Spangled Emperor
Squidgies Pro Wriggler - 100mm - Bloodworm

Pro Wriggler – 100mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Queenfish

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 100mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Spangled Emperor

Laser Pro 120

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Skippy Surface Lure

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream, Yellowfin Whiting

Roosta Popper 160

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Coral Trout, Giant Trevally, Golden Trevally

Twisty 55g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Longtail Tuna, Spanish Mackerel

Junior B52

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 80mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Jackall Squirell 79 hank tuned

Jackall DD Squirrel 79SP Silent ‘Hank Tuned’

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Mangrove Jack
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp 2"

Gulp Shrimp 2″

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Cod, Dusky Flathead, Mangrove Jack, Yellowfin Bream

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