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Wednesday 27th March 2019
Reports from the week gone by are pretty good. There’s been some good afternoon tides which are getting the fish fired up. Here’s what has been caught.

There has been a few reports of Salmon from the beaches in the area and as the water starts to cool and a few fronts pass through the gutters on the beaches will start to deepen. Try Sheringa as this is where most reports have come from so far. The jetty has Tommies and some big Squid..

Coffin Bay
Getting better each week now, we haven’t heard of any Flathead in the bays yet but there would no doubt be some good ones getting around. Lure fishers seem to have the best luck with soft plastics and hard body lures working the best. What has been caught is Salmon Trout, Tommies and Whiting.

Gummy Sharks would also be worth having a go for and if you’re lucky a Snapper could be around this time of year. At Farm Beach there’s still plenty of Whiting getting caught, the size varies from ground to ground but there have been some good fish getting caught in the high 30cm range. Garfish and Squid have also been caught and there have also been some Gummy Sharks around.

Beaches in the area have been producing Whiting and some big Flathead from Farm Beach up to Coles Point. Offshore the action continues with Tuna, Kingfish and Samson fish being caught around the Islands and offshore lumps in the area. Nannygai, Snapper, Blue Morwong and Sharks are also there to be caught for those fishing the bottom. The Salmon fishers are finding some Salmon at Gunyah and Convention beaches to around 3kg.

Port Lincoln
The fishing is improving all the time now with some good reports. Starting from the jetties Squid seem to be the main catch with late afternoons and night being the best time to get some Squid.

Blue Crabs have been caught from the town jetty and North Shields. Whiting can be caught from the town jetty and the main wharf where it may also be holding some Salmon. Off the rocks some big Whiting have been coming from the shore at Tulka, Axel Stenross and along the North Shore, some of these have been up to 45cm which is a great fish to catch from the shore.

Yellowfin Whiting have been caught along the North Shore, North Shields and Louth Bay not in big numbers but the size of the fish are pretty good. Flathead are showing up in the National Park most caught on soft plastics.
In the bays there’s plenty of Squid, Crabs, Snook and Whiting are getting better with more good reports from many areas now. Other areas where the Whiting are going well are Thistle, Louth, Taylors and Grindal Islands and a few areas in between, you will also get plenty of big Squid and Snook at Thistle Island.

Offshore Tuna are in good numbers at the Cabbage Patch and are also showing up at Ligueana Island, Low Rocks, Neptune and the southern side of Thistle Island but not in the same numbers as the Cabbage Patch. Other fish getting caught are Samson fish, Nannygai, Blue Morwong and the odd Snapper. Salmon fishers have been finding Salmon in much better numbers now along the Sleaford Wanna track and some big schools have been sighted with fish being around the 3kg mark.

Tumby Bay
The Group is fishing very well for Whiting and there are some very good fish out there getting caught. Most areas seem to be fishing well with Squid and Snook being caught as well in good numbers and worth fishing for. In closer Whiting, Garfish, Snook and Squid can be expected also and now at Bolingbroke you can expect some very good numbers of fish there too.

Yellowfin Whiting are very good at Second Creek and some of the surrounding beaches, there has also been some very good Flathead reports now from that area with big fish being encountered. Off the jetty Squid and Snook seem to be the best option.

Port Neill/Arno Bay
The jetties are fairly reliable with Squid and you will also find some Tommies, Garfish and Snook. Beach fishers will find Flathead, Yellowfin Whiting and Salmon Trout . Boat fishers have been going pretty well on the Whiting at both areas and there’s plenty of Squid, Snook and Garfish around as well.

This week’s photos are courtesy of:

Nick Pratt: With the weather being so good on Saturday it was definitely a day for off shore fishing & it paid off!
Nannygai, Tuna, Kingfish and Blue Groper…not a bad days fishing!

Archie Coote: A nice Flathead caught land based and released back.

Overall the fishing is starting to really fire up all along the coast and will only get better especially for land based fishos!

TW Port Lincoln Team