Whiting fills fishers' bags

BAG: Sam Lomman with a nice bag of whiting and garfish following a recent fishing trip. Photo: Supplied

BAG: Sam Lomman with a nice bag of whiting and garfish following a recent fishing trip. Photo: Supplied

Here's what was biting and where.

WEST COAST

King George whiting to 40 centimetres have been reported up at Streaky Bay. Smoky Bay and Venus Bay have also produced some nice bags of whiting as well as squid, silver trevally, tommies and garfish.

Cockles or squid have been the best baits with plenty of berley. Salmon continue to be caught at surf beaches like Locks Well, Elliston and Talia.

For something a bit different, offshore from Ceduna there have been a few John Dory caught. No reports of tuna yet, but the signs are all there, except the water temperature.

COFFIN BAY

King George whiting continue to improve in size inside the bay. There are still lots of undersized fish, so make sure you measure them.

Kingfish, garfish, salmon trout, tommies and silver trevally are also being caught inside the bay. Offshore, around Sir Isaacs, the reef fishing continues to fire.

Large nannygai, gummy and school sharks and plenty of other species have been caught while drifting over reefs with jigs and baits. Almonta and Gunyah beaches have been fishing well for salmon to 2.5Kg.

PORT LINCOLN

King George whiting to 44cm have been caught along the North Shore, inside Spalding Cove and around Thistle Island. Other good areas have been Louth Island, Porper Bay, Taylors and Carcase Rocks.

Boaties are also getting plenty of squid and garfish along the North Shore. Squid are still plentiful around town. Most land-based spots have been producing plenty on good quality jigs.

Solid white jigs or something with red foil seems to be working well at the moment. Small schools of Salmon to three kilograms have been along the Sleaford to Wanna Beach. Lures have been working better for the schooled fish.

There are a few blue swimmer crabs around in the bays. They seem to be mostly small females, but if you can't wait, and you have a lot of energy, you can get a feed.

TUMBY BAY

The Group has seen King George whiting to 45cm, silver trevally to 77cm and plenty of large squid caught. Cockles are still the standout bait for the Tings, with squid strips the next best.

There are also some nice snook, garfish and a few blue morwong about. Around Tumby, there are plenty of King George whiting, salmon trout and big garfish in the bay and squid from the jetty.

PORT NEILL/ARNO BAY

King George whiting, squid, snook, garfish and tommies were reported from most areas in close.

COWELL

Inside the harbour there have been garfish and salmon trout caught from the jetty, as well as a few quiet reports of some gummy shark being caught after dark.

Outside the harbour there have been some nice King George whiting, tommies, garfish, flathead and silver trevally reported.