Mulloway up on coast

CAUGHT: Cathy Trenorden with a nine-pound salmon recently caught at Convention Beach near Mount Drummond. Photo: Supplied

CAUGHT: Cathy Trenorden with a nine-pound salmon recently caught at Convention Beach near Mount Drummond. Photo: Supplied

Here is what was biting and where across the region.

WEST COAST

Mulloway fishing has been good over the last few weeks. Hot, unsettled conditions have meant some groups have caught good numbers. Fresh salmon or squid baits have proven to be effective.

Gummy sharks at night and salmon schools in the day are common along the surf beaches between Venus Bay and Ceduna.

Venus Bay and Streaky Bay jetties have been providing good mixed bags with salmon trout, garfish, tommies, snook and a few King George whiting caught around the high tide or late afternoon.

COFFIN BAY

Twenty-nine centimetre King George whiting inside the bay continue to be a nuisance for most anglers. If you really want whiting, head outside the bay and fish around Farm Beach. Good-sized whiting have been caught in two to 10 meters of water on cockles and squid baits late in the afternoon.

Inside the bay there are plenty of salmon trout, big garfish, a few gummy sharks and plenty of silver trevally.

Tuna to 25 kilograms were caught trolling around bait schools with deep diving lures. Greenly Rocky Islands have been consistent, as has the Hummocks, but fish are coming close to Sir Isaacs at times, so keep an eye out for ripplers or diving birds and use the other to watch your sounder for bait schools.

Around the deeper lumps plenty of samson fish are being caught on jigs, trolled diving lures and big baits.

PORT LINCOLN

King George whiting have been caught at Taylors, Thistle and Louth Islands. Proper Bay is seeing a slight improvement on size and numbers, but it is still hard work to catch a feed. Go for salmon trout, tommies, garfish, squid and snook around the wharf and jetty instead.

Kingfish to 80cm are here, but seem wary of lures and baits. Big soft plastics and surface poppers have accounted for a fair few, for those putting in lots of casts.

There are tommies, silver trevally and snook around the bays for boaties and a few schools of salmon in the 2kg-3kg range moving around between Tulka and Louth.

Blue swimmer crabs are improving in Proper and Louth bays. Boston Bay is hard going, but with the hot weather should fire soon.

Small tuna were caught around Thistle and Williams islands. Deep divers close to the white water seems the best bet, or head to the Cabbage Patch where there are tuna and samson fish.

TUMBY BAY

King George whiting have been caught in good numbers at the Group, plus plenty of squid, snook and garfish.

Lipson Cove has been fishing well for some big garfish, but not much else.

PORT NEILL/ARNO BAY

King George whiting, salmon, squid and garfish have been reported from the jetties and by boaties. Blue swimmer crabs are in the area too, so if you head out don't forget to take a crab net.

COWELL

Reports have been quiet except on crabs. As usual, there are plenty. Please take only what you need.