PLENTY of salmon have been caught along the West Coast this week.
There have been reports from most beaches but the biggest fish continue to be landed at Talia. If you are making a trip up there, make sure you throw in some light gear and chase some of the quality flathead and whiting that can be caught in the bays and from the surf beaches.
Farm Beach continues to be the place for good bags of King George.
Deeper water seems to be the go most days but fish being fish, they have shown up in shallow water at times. Be prepared to move around and try a few different depths and techniques.
Inside Coffin Bay, there have been some good whiting, squid, garfish, snook and a few tommies caught.
Almonta and Gunyah have produced salmon to 2.5kg this week. Walking along the beach casting lures into the holes and gutters have been the best way to locate some fish.
Offshore fishing has been good for the few that managed to head out. Big whiting, gummy sharks, blue morwong, nannygai, and a few snapper were caught.
King George whiting have been caught late in the afternoon and after dark by boaties and shore-based fishers this week. As we get further away from the full moon, they should get better during the day again.
The better fishing has been around the national park, the Sandhills, the Passage and Louth. Berley is a must unless you like lifting and dropping your anchor.
Sleaford to Wanna has provided plenty of sport on salmon this week. Schools of fish have appeared right along the coast here but Lone Pine, Salmon and Millers Holes have been the most consistent for fish to 3kg.
Squid have picked up since the wind has dropped and the water has started to clear up. North Shields, Proper Bay and the Passage have produced some quality squid this week.
Schools of salmon have shown up inside Boston Bay in the shallows around Stenross up to North Shields. Lure casting from the shore is a fun way to catch a few salmon late in the day.
Flathead have been caught around the national park, North Shields and Louth.
Port Neill/Arno Bay
Whiting have been caught in close by boaties on squid baits. Squid, tommies and snook have been caught from the jetty at Port Neill.
Flathead, tommies, salmon trout and a few whiting (yellowfin and King George) have been caught from the jetty and beaches around Tumby.
Anglers using soft plastics on the foreshore and in the marina channel have caught a variety of fish.
Boaties heading out to the Group have landed whiting to 50cm and some good-sized squid.
Squid and a few ruggers have been caught outside the harbour late in the day. Yellowfin whiting continue to be plentiful inside the harbour. Most methods are working, with worms and clickers the best bait.