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Wednesday 16th May 2018
Salmon and Squid are the most dominant catches of the week with most recognized areas having these species. Other than that fishing has been slower due to the weather. The good news is the weekend looks very good for fishing. Here’s what has been biting.

Coffin Bay
Salmon Trout, Tommies, Whiting, Garfish and a few Flathead have been caught from Dutton Bay and also around Coffin Bay itself both from the shore and for those boat fishing. Farm Beach has been good again and the fish sizes are dropping down to just legal to in the mid-thirties. Most areas have fish and some fishers have been getting their boat limit very quickly. There has been no offshore news reported this week but there are some nice nannygai when conditions allow.

For Salmon Gunyah and Greenly Beach have had some good numbers of Salmon reported and fish up to 4kg, with the most common size being around 3kg. Whiting, Flathead and Mullet have also been caught from beaches around Frenchman’s and Point Drummond.

Port Lincoln
Yellow Fin Whiting continue to be in the Lemani area and also the town jetty. Squid have been caught in good numbers from many areas over the last week with shore based locations being very popular along with all jetties going well for Squid. The Kirton Point Caravan Park jetty is worth a go if you are chasing Squid. Many rock spots along the North Shore, around town and down towards Tulka have good numbers when tides are high.

Whiting have also been caught late in the day off the rocks towards Tulka along with the odd Flathead. Boat fishers have caught plenty of Squid along the North Shore and the Proper where there are also some nice Whiting. Most of these Whiting aren’t biting well until the sun starts to go down behind hills. Snook are also around in good numbers if you like targeting them. Whiting have been reported at Louth Bay but they are patchy and further down the coast from Carcase Rocks down to Memory Cove Whiting have been reported but they are also patchy in areas. Squid fishing down the Passage is good with some good size Squid down there. Like Coffin Bay there hasn’t been much offshore action due to the weather but the weekend looks good. `

In the National Park there are some good Flathead still being taken by fly fishers and also those casting soft plastics and hard body lures. Salmon fishing along the Sleaford coast has been excellent with multiple schools of fish being encountered, the average size is around 3kg.

Tumby Bay
Bolingbroke has been very good for Squid with many being taken, there are also Whiting the area. The southern beaches are producing a few Flathead and when the winds drops there should be some nice ones there this weekend. Squid are good from the jetty and most areas not too far from shore around Tumby. Out at the Group we haven’t had any reports this week but as the weather gets better fishers will head back out there, should be good this weekend.

Port Neill/Arno Bay
Snapper have been taken out from Arno Bay both inshore and also offshore. Both jetties have had Squid, Snook and Garfish. Whiting reports have come from both areas with Port Neill being the best area. Snook and Squid can be caught from both areas and in good numbers.

The weather and tides are much better this weekend and the fishing should be good. Don’t let the cold put you off.

This week’s photos are courtesy of:

Ewan Stander: Some nice Salmon from Millers Hole on the weekend.

Tyson Pratt: Nannygai and Snapper were the target for Tyson on the weekend with these fish caught down the Passage.

The weather looks to be fining up for the weekend…make the most of what is the best time of the year to get on the water. The tides are looking good and plenty of fish around….should make for a good weekend.

TW Port Lincoln Team 

 

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