The talk of the town is Sailfish – come between May and October and you’ll have the best chance of targeting them. Most Broome fishing charters will target the species by trolling Garfish. However, bait and switch is getting more and more popular. Casting baits with light spinning reels can be very good fun for experienced anglers when you can see a school.
Spanish Mackerel is another popular fish to catch in Broome. They respond very well to trolled bibbed minnows.
If you’re on the lookout for an eye-catching specimen, fish the reefs for beautiful species such as Coral Trout, Red Emperor, and much more. Inshore, Mangrove Jack and Fingermark can be caught all year round.
Barra enthusiasts will find the best fishing in the wet season, from about October to April, although medium sized fish can be found here all year. They respond best when the tide changes. Popular baits are live herring or mullet, with soft plastics and other artificial lures being a good alternative.