Whiting on the bite around the peninsula

Michael Goddard shows off the tuna he caught recently. Photo courtesy of GT Fishing Charters.

Michael Goddard shows off the tuna he caught recently. Photo courtesy of GT Fishing Charters.

While the south easterly winds have continued for most of the week, there were still plenty of reports coming in. Now for what was biting and where...

West Coast

Venus, Streaky and Elliston areas are all holding good numbers of king george, trevally, salmon trout and snook. Look in the channels and deeper holes for feeding fish.

The surf beaches have the odd schools of salmon to 4kg. Offshore has seen kingfish, samsonfish and tuna landed around some of the islands.

Coffin Bay

Inside the bay there have been some nice garfish landed. They are available around most of the bay, but close to town and Dutton Bay have been the most productive. There are plenty of whiting, most are legal, but make sure to check them before putting them on ice.

Farm Beach is firing for good bags of king george whiting. Deeper seems to be better for the bigger fish. Cockles, squid and prawns are all working well.

Offshore, the tuna are still around in good numbers. They are a bit harder to find due to pockets of colder water in close. Look for warmer water, or head out to Krause or Rocky.

Larger minnows are now working well. Try the Samaki Pacemaker, Zerek Speed Donkey or Halco Laser Pro lures in 2-4 metre depths. RedHead, Pilchard and Electric Storm are patterns that have done well.

Jigging for kings and sampsonfish has been productive. Some good numbers of both species have been landed on some of the deeper lumps this week. JM Gangster jigs in dark blue have done very well.

Port Lincoln

The marina has been fishing very well this week. King george whiting to 40cm, silver trevally, and kingfish.

Billy Lights has seen whiting and salmon caught in close to shore. A school of tuna were sighted busting up within 300 metres of shore at Snapper Rock.

Proper Bay has been fishing well for whiting from Tulka to the Monument, Crabs are throughout the bay and garfish, snook, squid and salmon trout have been caught around most of the bay.

Louth Bay has been fishing well for whiting, crabs garfish, snook and squid

Boston Bay and North Shields are producing blue swimmer crabs, garfish, tommies, squid and a few whiting.

There haven't been many reports from offshore this week due to the windy conditions, but there are tuna around the bottom of Thistle and Williams to Low Rocks.

Port Neill/Arno Bay

The Arno Bay fishing comp was run over the weekend. It was won by a local legend, but most fishos bagged a few whiting despite the less than comfortable conditions.

From the jetties, squid, kingfish, garfish and tommies were all caught mostly around the afternoon high tides.

Tumby Bay

The Group has been fished by only a few boaties this week. Those that managed to get out caught some big whiting, squid, garfish and snook. By the sounds of it, the travelling there and back wasn't comfortable, but the results were worthwhile.

The Tumbyjetty and foreshore are holding the usual suspects. Squid, whiting, garfish, trevally and snook have all been caught around the afternoon high tide and after dark. The marina is holding some silver trevally, salmon trout and a few garfish.


The crabs continue to be easy to catch, as well as plenty of Yellowfin whiting and some nice squid.

The big excitement was when a few 30lb kingfish were spotted under the jetty. Hooking them wasn't difficult, but landing them was a different matter.