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Roebuck Bay

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18°1'38.58" S, 122°18'48.43" E

Roebuck bay 25km drive from Broome and is famous for catches of big Threadfin Salmon. Since banning commercial netting in 2013 in Roebuck bay the fish population has come back very strong in Roebuck Bay. Anglers can now enjoy fishing for Trevally, Queenfish, Triple Tail, Blue and Threadfin Salmon in the bay. The best part about banning the netting, is there now anglers are almost guaranteed a catch.

Fishing Roebuck Bay is best done by boat, small tinnies can be launched near False Crab Creek along Crab Creek Road. Larger boats can access the bay via the boat ramp in Broome town. There are literally thousands of Trevally throughout the bay and its not uncommon to see them smash bait fish close to the surface throughout the bay.

Crab Creek Fishing

Crab Creek is the main small creek closest to access for smaller tinnies. The creek can only be accessed from mid tide up. Threadfin Salmon move up into the creek in search of food, so working the first bend of the creek as the tide comes in can produce a salmon. The salmon also move up into the shallows and feed on bait fish like a pelagic fish. Casting out prawn lures or un-weighted prawn baits is a good way to hook them.

Further south there are numerous small feeder creeks, the Threadfin Salmon move in and out of these creeks with the tide. The best creeks are from the third creek and south. Near the top of the tide, casting shallow diving lures around the mouth of the feeder creeks is a good way to catch Threadfin Salmon in Roebuck Bay.

Roebuck Bay fishing

Throughout the bay there is current lines that have murky water running beside clear water. These current lines carry debris, where Triple Tail will often be hiding underneath palm tree branches and other debris. It worth stopping and casting small soft plastics beside the snags.

The Bay also has a few reefs which produce Trevally, Queenfish and Tuskfish. The reefs are also known to produce Black Jewfish, which are found around reefs close to deep holes.

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

Squidgies Pro Wriggler - 100mm - Bloodworm

Pro Wriggler – 100mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Queenfish, Trevally

Roosta Popper 160

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Trevally
The Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow suspending lure has great constrast and is good for Barramundi


Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Threadfin Salmon

Twisty 55g

Suited for some Fish Species.

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Jewfish - Black
Reidy's Lures - Little Lucifer Hellraiser

Little Lucifer Hellraiser – Reidy’s Lures

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Threadfin Salmon

Squidgies Pro Flickbait 110mm

Suited for some Fish Species.

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