Sand crabs on the move

Brody Hansen did well up at Yalata last week landing this 140 centimetre 52 pound mulloway on half a pilchard and reasonably light gear.

About 30 minutes beforehand Brody and his dad had thrown heaps of berley in the gutter and this mulloway was absolutely full of it.

Now for what was biting and where

West Coast

The West Coast beaches had a few reports trickling through with some mixed results.

Mulloway are being caught, averaging from well undersize through to 20 to 25 pounds.

The odd larger fish around 50 pounds had also been caught as well as the odd gummy shark, stingray and big tailor. 

Salmon catches were slow, so be sure you carry sufficient bait if heading to the far west.

BIG FISH: Brody Hansen with the 52 pound mulloway he caught at Yalata.

BIG FISH: Brody Hansen with the 52 pound mulloway he caught at Yalata.

Coffin Bay

Farm Beach is still a reliable location for a feed of king george whiting.

Caution may need to be practiced launching boats as beach conditions vary with seaweed bedded underneath the sand, bogging vehicles and the odd tractor.

Consistent ‘just legal’ whiting were caught, but for larger fish to or above 35 centimetres m try fishing out in deeper water from the fence line to Sir Isaacs.

The odd school shark were also caught on whiting lines so bear that in mind.

It may be worth dropping a crab net in sandy areas as sand crabs are just starting to make an appearance.

There are not massive numbers are being caught, but crabs are generally well sized and full of meat.

It may be worth dropping a crab net in sandy areas as sand crabs are just starting to make an appearance.

Port Lincoln

Land based and boat anglers are doing well fishing throughout Proper Bay.

King george whiting and the occasional gummy shark were caught during night sessions, whilst during the day only a few whiting, squid and salmon were caught.

Boaties fishing around Louth Bay have reported a few plump king george whiting in shallow along with some small to medium squid.

Birds have been smashing baitfish schools during the past week throughout Boston Bay.

Salmon around the one kilogram mark were the culprits forcing bait to the surface. 

Salmon have also been abundant throughout the Sleaford to Wanna coastline.

The salmon were just about guaranteed to be there most days but some days anglers struggled to reach the schooling fish as the distance from the shore was too far out.

Blue swimmer crabs are starting to make an appearance once again with anglers finding a few decent crabs.

There are not huge numbers being caught just yet, however the ones that are caught are generally of legal size and have contained plenty of meat

Port Neill/Arno Bay

Whiting and squid are biting well and a few snapper are starting to make an appearance on inshore reefs.

Tumby Bay

Decent sized snook have been caught by boaties trolling around the bay and beyond.

The snook can be caught as far out as The Group along with some plump king george whiting.

Cowell

Boaties are reporting snapper catches coming from Franklin Harbour and further offshore, ranging in size from 40 to 70cm.

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