The lady cradling the Samson fish is Sandy Rodd. Sandy had her first ever offshore fishing trip out from Coffin Bay and Pt Sir Isaac’s where she caught this good specimen.
Maeve at 9-years-old really enjoys her fishing with Mum & Dad. Maeve is shown holding up her first double header of tommies that she caught off the wharf at night.
Now for what was biting and where
During the day tommies and squid are being caught but better numbers in the evening and at night. With the swell up not much fishing news has come in from the boats this week. Waterloo Bay has seen a few whiting this last week.
Good sized salmon around 3 to 4 kilos from Locks Well and Mount Camel Beach.
Salmon fishing has been very good with lots in the 3 to 4 kilo range. At the first beach, whiting are not prolific but there are mullet, tommies and salmon trout to boost the bag.
Again this area is firing with plenty of whiting with the shallows along the Sandhill’s being popular.
If you have a boat, there are good numbers of both whiting and garfish in the local bays and around some of the leases.
The main wharf has been popular with anglers getting salmon, tommies, and in shallows a few yellowfin whiting.
At around this time of the year as the water temperature drops we see mullet increasing in numbers along local beaches. To get a feed, mullet have been caught along the foreshore, Tulka area and up as far as North Shields. There is always mullet along the south coast surf beaches.
Up at Louth Bay, there are plenty of squid around for both boat anglers and shore anglers.
The annual yellowfin whiting campaign is well and truly underway with anglers successfully targeting these fish from the main wharf to North Shields.
If King George whiting is your target, there has been some very good catches in the Proper both from boat anglers as well as those shore based. Whiting are also coming from Donnington to Taylors and at Thistle Island. If you are thinking of launching at Taylor’s, check out the weed build up first: last weekend the weed would make launching other than small tinnies very difficult.
Whiting catches were good close to Tumby and out at the Group. Squid have been caught in good numbers as well.
There has been rugger snapper landed from the inshore grounds and bigger snapper have com from out wide. Some shore based anglers working reefy bottom are also picking up some rugger snapper.
King George whiting are going ok only for boaties and for the shore anglers chasing yellow fin, things have slowed right down but there are salmon trout & mullet.
As normal there are snook, tommies and squid from the jetty and breakwater.
Next outing will be in the Point Bolingbroke area on 26 May. It will be a maximum of 6 fish per species event. Members are to meet at Spot On ready to leave at 8.00am. Further information is available from Ian on 0409-284-912 or Annette on 8684-5085
This report has been supplied by Spot On Fishing & Outdoors - Port Lincoln