Use prawns and squid to get yourself some live bait. You may also catch some bream, grunter and sherry using these baits. Fish the ledges by anchoring and dropping a live bait over the side. You can generally pick up a hammoor this way. You can also trying trolling the ledges with a mid diving lure. I perfer a storm mid thunder blue or silver mullet for trolling.
ballyhoo, mackerel - good for big kingfish, queenfish, sharks sardines - good for hamour, baracuda baitfish (scad, baby grunter / sherry and fingermark snapper) - generally good for cobia, hamour, baracuda.
lures - kingfish, baracuda jelly lures (spinning) - round rock structures for small hamour.
whole prawns - sherry, grunter, bream
I have still yet to catch a kingfish here from abu dhabi!!! where are u from, where do you go fishing? My best shoreline fishing in abu dhabi is still from the breakwater at mina port.
hi cowcutter, me and my friends use prawns only. reem island is one of our favorite places for fishing(only when there's no sun coz its prohibited), al raha corniche and yas island(but we haven't caught any there). until now, only sherry and nagroor were attracted to our bait.. we'll probably use some of the baits that u mentioned.
appreciate the ton of info man!
have u tried fishing in lulu island? how to go there?
If your boating I would suggest trolling following the shipping channel markers out from the port there is a good chance of picking up a kingfish, queenie or barracuda.
Another fun option is to find some structure on the far side of the channel cutting through Hideriyyat Island (that's the island that runs parallel to 30th St)then anchor down and try your luck with some prawns, squid or chicken gut on light gear. Just be a little careful as I was roused from this area by CNIA the other day as they reckoned it was a marine reserve...go figure. Sorry but I can't recommend any land base options for you.