IT is starting to feel like winter is leaving and with that comes warmer days and hopefully lots of fishing.
Now for what was biting and where.
Venus Bay had big tommies, squid and some decent reports of King George whiting from boats and the jetty.
Talia Beach was on the quieter side, with anglers fishing the beach reporting salmon were very slow going.
Land-based anglers fishing the Ledge reported slow going this past week.
Reports indicate that whether fishing day or night fish catches lacked.
Farm Beach continued to provide the best numbers of King George whiting with a few other species like blue morwong, gummy sharks and flathead mixed in.
Boaties fishing the Passage reported King George whiting being caught late in the afternoon, with most boats able to find fish.
The odd blue morwong was also reported caught from some of the deeper drops.
North Shields continues its run of yellowfin whiting, with several schools holding position along the beach.
Fish were seen from the caravan park through to the sand hills.
Fish size is exceptional, with one fish measuring 42cm. Clickers and worms remain the best baits.
Salmon schools were cruising along the coastline between North Shields and Tumby bay.
Fish weighed in at an average of 1 to 3 kilograms, hitting most lures and baits thrown at them if they were within casting range from shore.
Boaties caught snook trolling along the north shore, with several reports coming through this past week.
Once fish were located they were generally picked up quickly, and generally above the legal size.
Port Neill/Arno Bay
Port Neill jetty and breakwater area had some decent reports this past week, with plenty of action for land-based fishos.
Big squid, tommies, snook and salmon were all caught proving it a worthwhile location to try.
Whiting and snook were reported coming from the Group.
Locals are still catching some good numbers of yellowfin whiting and a few blue swimmer crabs.