Salmon a bit hit and miss

The long weekend was pretty busy until the wind came up, but plenty of anglers got out amongst it.

CATCH: Jake Lubrig with a nice tuna caught while out with GT Fishing Charters. Photo:GT Fishing Charters.

CATCH: Jake Lubrig with a nice tuna caught while out with GT Fishing Charters. Photo:GT Fishing Charters.

Now for what was biting and where.

WEST COAST

A few reports of salmon being caught around Elliston and surrounding beaches.

Schools are often spotted stretching from Greenly beach to Point Drummond but have generally been out of casting range.

Streaky Bay has nice big blue swimmer crabs about. There are also a few King George whiting being caught in the bay.

COFFIN BAY

Almonta beach seems to be holding decent schools of salmon of decent size.

Tuna are still common from Sir Isaacs, Hummocks, Greenly and Rocky Islands.

Greenly anchorage had reports of kingfish, samson fish, silver trevally, and tuna.

There are some big schools of samson fish on some of the offshore lumps.

If possible use a release weight to get the fish back down deep as we have had a few reports of fish floating on the surface.

King George whiting have been consistent in the five to eight metre range at Farm Beach.

Inside Coffin Bay try close to the leases and along the ledge.  Squid baits have been successful, as they last longer with the pickers around.

PORT LINCOLN

Blue swimmer crabs seem to be doing the best from the Limani Motel, through to North Shields.

Tuna were caught in good numbers from the bottom of Thistle Island, Williams Island, and Low Rocks.

King George whiting are doing well from Grindal, Thistle, and Taylor islands.

Proper Bay boaties struggled to locate any decent numbers of whiting.

Garfish seem abundant in most local and surrounding bays. The North Shore and Murrays point tend to be holding the biggest numbers and size of fish.

Sleaford to Wanna has been hit and miss for salmon. A lucky few have found schools of fish to three kilos in close. Others have to work hard for a few small fish.

Move around or walk the beaches and cast metal lures to find quality fish.

PORT NEILL/ARNO BAY

Port Neill is holding good numbers of garfish, with land based anglers managing to bag a decent feed.

Squid were also in abundance with many big squid reported being caught quickly from the local bay.

TUMBY BAY

The Group is a reliable spot to get a feed of King George whiting with size generally not an issue.

The dementia patch remains to be the most reliable location.

COWELL

Blue swimmer crabs and yellowfin whiting have been the main targets again. Remember to only catch what you need and return any excess to the water.