Finally the weather looks to have changed for the better, some consistent weather has had fishers out in force in the past week with some good results. Here’s what has been caught.
The beaches west of Ceduna continue to produce some good Mulloway again in the last week. Sharks, Salmon and Snapper which need to be released have been caught as well depending on where you fish. Those with 4wd bikes fishing the Yalata beaches have had the best catches.
Talia Beach has had some big Salmon caught along with Gummy and Bronze Whaler sharks. We now know that the Elliston jetty will be repaired next year, hopefully it doesn’t take long.
More good reports from here this week around town and the near the bays. Snook, Salmon Trout, Garfish, Trevally, Tommies and small Whiting are on the bite both land based and in the boat. Farm Beach has had some good sized Whiting caught in the last week which is good to see. Garfish and few Squid can also be expected.
Offshore from Point Sir Isaac’s there has again been good reports of Nannygai, Blue Morwong and Sharks. Those travelling further out to too islands have been after the bigger fish have only come back with small Samson fish, the bigger sizes and also the Tuna may only be weeks away, fingers crossed. Salmon have again come from Almonta and Gunyah Beach.
Spotter planes have reported some massive schools of Salmon all along the coast which should see some good fishing over the next few months.
Fishing has again been good here this last week with plenty of fish on the bite. Locally Squid are around many locations land based with early morning and the late afternoons firing. Most jetties are going well and many rock spots fishing well too. Whiting have come from the town jetty and a monster 48cm fish was caught from Murrays Point. Whiting are also getting caught from the North Shore late afternoons and into the night from the rocks.
The boat fishers have been catching Whiting right throughout the bays in Port Lincoln but they are scattered and not always holding in one area for long times but there have been some good catches. Crabs again are getting caught, there are some big ones around but not in big numbers yet, most areas have a few to be caught.
Garfish are around in most areas with Louth Bay being a big hotspot at the moment where there are also some Whiting and Squid. Thistle Island and areas in the Passage are also holding some good patches of big Whiting with good catches being caught.
Further down the Passage there are Nannygai, Blue Morwong and Sharks. The odd Samson fish has been reported further out. There are some reports of small Tuna in the Low Rocks to South Neptune’s area but we haven’t had 100% confirmation just yet. Next week we should have some idea of where the fish are if they are out there. There have been some big schools Salmon spotted around Williams Island.
Squid and some Garfish have been coming in the jetty in the mornings. Boat fishers have been catching mixture of Whiting, Snook, Garfish and Squid not too far out from town. Out at the Group much the same sort of fishing but there are bigger Whiting on offer.
A few reports of modest catches of Yellow Fin Whiting have been coming from the surrounding beaches along with some Salmon Trout. Squid and Garfish have been caught from the jetty.
This week’s photos are courtesy of:
Lisa Muhlberg: 52cm King George Whiting caught at the Group on the weekend.
Linda Carragher: Gummy Shark caught on GT Fishing Charters
There is some more good weather coming and plenty of fish to be caught. Good fishing to you all and don’t forget to check out our Christmas Catalogue, it’s full of some of the best fishing deals in the country.
TW Port Lincoln Team