Squid found in numbers

CATCH OF THE DAY: Ross Magnay displays a nice blue morwong he reeled in. Photo: Supplied

CATCH OF THE DAY: Ross Magnay displays a nice blue morwong he reeled in. Photo: Supplied

Here is what was biting and where across the region.


Salmon fishing has been a bit tough this week with large swells rolling in on the surf beaches most days.

To make up for that, areas like Streaky Bay have been fishing extremely well for squid, King George whiting, garfish, salmon trout and tommies.

Brightly coloured Yamashita squid jigs with the warm jacket have been performing very well on the squid.


King George whiting continue to fire in the Farm Beach - Sir Isaacs area.

Fish to 42 centimetres have been reported on cockles with some tuna tossers for berley.

Other species being caught in good numbers around Farm Beach are squid, garfish, tommies and salmon trout.

There are also a few flathead and gummy sharks being landed.

There has been some good catches of nannygai, blue morwong and school sharks offshore, when the weather allows, with squid heads being the gun bait for all three species.

Inside Coffin Bay has seen some good garfish and salmon trout caught among plenty of undersized, or just over the limit, King George whiting.

There are also a few flathead inside the bay being caught on soft plastics fish around the weed beds.

Squid continues to be the most prevalent catch inside the local bays


Squid continues to be the most prevalent catch inside the local bays.

Early morning or late afternoon or after dark where there are some lights, squid have been caught in good numbers on size 2.5 and 3.0 jigs.

Good quality, glow bodied jigs like the Yamashita 490 Glow and YoZuri AuriQ ranges are reportedly working well.

The best King George whiting reports have come from around Thistle Island and Taylors - try fishing in five to eight metres of water for best results.

They are still tough going inside the bays, but there are signs of the numbers improving slowly.

Cockles and prawns have been the baits of choice for King George whiting.

Inside the bays, besides the good numbers of squid, there have been some good schools of garfish, salmon trout and a few silver trevally reported.

Proper Bay, Louth Bay and Boston Bay have produced all of these species on certain days.

Offshore has seen some good nannygai and blue morwong caught around the bottom of Thistle and Williams islands.


The jetty and bay have been fishing well for squid, a few King George whiting, garfish and some yellowfin whiting.

The Group has seen good reports of King George whiting to 45cm, a few nice blue morwong, snook and some big squid.

Solid black jigs in size 3.5 worked well in the deeper water for some of the larger squid.

Cockles, squid and pilchard baits worked best for the above species.


Squid, a few yellowfin whiting, salmon trout, snook and garfish were caught from the jetties and in close by boaties this week.


Yellowfin whiting are being caught on poppers, clickers and bloodworms.

Boaties have managed a few nice squid, garfish and tommies around the entrance.