Long Nosed Emperor - Lethrinus olivaceus

Often a by-catch while fishing for other species, Longnose Emperor put up a great fight and can be found in all kinds of waters.

Long nose Emperor's can be found from Exmouth to Cairns in tropical water and are encountered while bottom jigging or close inshore near structure and even sand flats. Emperor will readily take soft plastic's and jigs while fishing the bottom. Inshore they can be caught on poppers and soft plastics.

The best time to get a Long Nose Emperor on a surface lure is when the tide is running off a reef or sand flat into deeper water. Keep in mind Long nose emperor prefer clearer water's.

Long-nose Emperor can grow up to 1m in length and up to 6-7kgs in weight, although common sizes are 3-5kg.

Long-nose Emperor can grow up to 1m in length and up to 6-7kgs in weight, although common sizes are 3-5kg.

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Towns & creeks to fish for Long Nosed Emperor

Steep Point / Dirt Harthog IslandPort HedlandPoint Samson

Regions to fish for Long Nosed Emperor


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