Salmon numbers are high

HAUL: Sam, Max and Riley Lomman with a nice haul of salmon trout, which has been a perfect target for the school holidays. Photo: Supplied

HAUL: Sam, Max and Riley Lomman with a nice haul of salmon trout, which has been a perfect target for the school holidays. Photo: Supplied

Here is what has been biting across the region in recent days.

WEST COAST

The West Coast beaches continue to produce plenty of Australian salmon.

The best reports have come from Locks Well and Mount Camel Beach, where the majority of fish are around the two-kilogram mark. Gold coloured metal lures are working well on most days.

There are also a few big gummy sharks being caught, but please take care as these big girls are full of pups. Please release them unharmed to ensure plenty of gummys for future seasons.

Inside the bays there are plenty of salmon trout being caught by boaties and from the jetties.

King George whiting numbers are improving, but there are still lots of undersized fish being landed.

COFFIN BAY

King George whiting numbers inside the bay are increasing. The fish around town and along the ledge seem to be mostly undersized, so if you can, fish out closer to the entrance.

Around town the salmon trout, tommies and squid are providing most anglers with a feed.

Farm Beach continues to fire for King George whiting, squid and a few gummy sharks, but please let the big girls go as they will be full of pups.

A few King George whiting and flathead have been landed around the Frenchmans on pilchards.

PORT LINCOLN

King George whiting are being caught around the Monument, Spalding Cove, September, McLarens and Taylors areas.

The average size is about 35 centimetres, with a few bigger ones in the mix. Prawns and cockles have been the best baits.

The town jetty and wharf areas have produced lots of squid over the past few weeks. There are also a few King George whiting, tommies and snook being landed after dark.

Yellowfin whiting are still at North Shields in good numbers, and they are taking baits and lures. For boaties, there are plenty of squid and a few King George whiting in the area in two to five metres of water.

The North Shields jetty has seen plenty of squid and a few snook landed after dark.

Salmon up to two kilograms have been caught along the Sleaford to Wanna area. Salmon and Millers Holes have been the standout spots, with lures and salted pilchards the best options to get a catch.

TUMBY BAY

King George whiting to 47cm have been caught at the Group. In the deeper water, there are also a few blue morwong, squid and cuttlefish, as well as plenty of rock cod.

The Tumby jetty has fished well for squid, tommies, plus a few King George whiting and snook after dark.

PORT NEILL/ARNO BAY

King George whiting have been caught by boaties in two to five metres of water on squid baits.

Breakwater and jetty fishers found tommies, squid and snook.