Port Lincoln Fishing Report

Port Lincoln Fishing Report 12 October 2017


Brody Hansen did well up at Yalata last week landing this 140cm 52lb Mulloway on a half a pilchard and reasonably light gear. Only 30 minutes before Brody and his dad had thrown heaps of berley in the gutter and this mulloway was absolutely full of it.

Now for what was biting and where

West Coast

The west coast beaches had a few reports trickling through with some mixed results. Mulloway are being caught, averaging from well undersize through to 20-25lb. the odd larger fish around 50lb had also been caught as well as the odd Gummy Shark, stingray and big Tailor. Salmon catches were slow, so be sure you carry sufficient bait if heading to the far west.

Coffin Bay

Farm beach remains to be a reliable location for a feed of King George Whiting. Caution may need to be practiced launching boats as beach conditions vary with some seaweed bedded underneath the sand, bogging vehicles and the odd tractor. Consistent ‘just legal’ Whiting were caught, but for larger fish (35cm+) try fishing out in deeper water from the fence line to Isaacs. The odd School shark were also caught on whiting lines so bear that in mind.

It may be worth dropping a crab net in sandy areas as sand crabs are just starting to make an appearance. Not massive numbers are being caught, but crabs are generally well sized and full of meat.

Port Lincoln

Land based and boat anglers are doing well fishing throughout Proper bay. King George Whiting and the occasional Gummy shark were caught during night sessions, whilst during the day only a few Whiting, squid and salmon were caught.

Boaties fishing Louth Bay reported a few plump King George Whiting coming from in shallow along with small to medium squid. Birds had been smashing baitfish schools during the past week throughout Boston bay. Some Salmon around the 1 kilogram mark were the culprits forcing bait up to the surface.            

Salmon schools were abundant throughout the Sleaford to Wanna coastline. Fish were just about guaranteed to be there most days, however some days anglers struggled to reach the schooling fish as the distance from the shore was too far out.

Blue Swimmer crabs are starting to make an appearance once again, with some anglers finding a few decent crabs. Not huge numbers are being caught as of yet, however ones that are caught are generally of legal size and contained plenty of meat

Port Neill/Arno Bay

Whiting and squid are biting well and a few snapper are starting to make an appearance on the inshore reefs.

Tumby Bay

Some decent sized snook are being caught by boaties trolling around the bay and beyond. Snook can be caught as far out as the group along with plump king George whiting.


Boaties are reporting some Snapper catches coming from Franklin Harbour and further offshore, ranging in size from 40 to 70cm.

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