Try Louth Bay for whiting

WHITING: Ryan Blakers with a popper-caught yellowfin.West CoastThere have been reports of good sized salmon on the beaches north of Coffin Bay all the way up to Ceduna this week.
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Salmon upto fourkilograms have been caught on metal lures and pilchard baits.

Venus Bay has been good for king george whiting behind the Island around the high tides.

Try early morning around the town reef for salmon to threekilogramsand king george whiting to 45cm.

Mt Camel has had varying reports for salmon. When they are there, they are in good numbers and size.

Try around the low tide as they are usually in a bit closer then.

Coffin BayAlmonta and Gunyah beaches have had varying reports.

Some days there are big schools of salmon to 80 centimetres, then other days, nothing.

Metal lures like the Samaki Torpedo in chrome or gold colours are working very well when casting into the wind.

Inside Coffins and at Farm Beach, the whiting have been averaging about 29.5 centimetres, so please ensure that you measure them before putting them on ice.

Offshore, Rocky Island continues to be the pick of the locations for tuna to 20 kilograms, samson and kingfish.

One lucky angler aboard Absolute Fishing Charters landed and released a kingfish that was measured at 170 centimetres and weighed (in a sling) at 45 kilograms.

When the wind allows, all of the common reef species are being caught around Sir Isaacs and further out.

Port LincolnIt seems that blue swimmer crabs and big shitties have taken over the local bays.

One is slightly more popular than the other, I will let you guess which one is which.

King george whiting in the local bays have been undersized with the odd fish to 38 centimetres being caught.

For better sized whiting, try the north end of Thistle Island or around Louth Bay.

Blue swimmer crabs to about onekilohave been caught in Proper, Porter, Louth and Boston Bays.

There have been a lot of reports of some very large shitties caught by whiting fishermen.

I would advise to use berley sparingly around Proper Bay at the moment and if you start to catch undesirable fish, pick up the anchor and move.

North Shields Jetty has been good for squid and big garfish.

Watch your squid jigs though, as we have had another report of a bronzie grabbing one and taking off with it.

Yellowfin whiting are showing up on the local beaches in good numbers.

Some of these fish are pushing 38 centimetres, which is a good size for yellowfin.

From the sounds of things, there has been another kingfish escape.

Locally there are small rat kings attacking baitfish everywhere between Tulka and Tumby Bay.

Keep your eyes open in the marina as that seems to be a favoured spot for them.

Offshore has seen the tuna fishing pick up and drop off like a yoyo.

Some days the tuna have been thick from around Low Rocks, then the next day you need to go out to the Cabbage Patch to see one.

Trolling small, deep diving lures and skirts in purple and bluehave been the best methods.

The tuna have been averaging 15-20 kilograms, but there have been fish to 40 kilogramsout at the Cabbage Patch.

Kingfish and samson fish have also been caught in similar areas on jigs and live squid.

Tumby BayThe jetty has been fishing well for garfish on gents and squid.

The foreshore beach has had some good schools of yellowfin whiting during the high tides.

Nippers or worms have been the best baits for the yellowfin.

The Group has been fishing well for squid, king george whiting, garfish and rugger snapper.

Most Islands and reefs are holding quality fish, so it is just the prevailing wind direction that dictates where you should fish.

Be careful with your berley though, as the large shitties are up around here too.

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