Port Lincoln Fishing Report

Port Lincoln Fishing Report  15 May 2019  

There have been some great, and not so great days to go fishing this week. If you were lucky enough to get out on one of the good days, we hope you did OK.

Now for what was biting and where

West Coast
Salmon are starting to congregate on the beaches more each week. Unfortunately, there has been a big swell most of the week which made fishing difficult. The bays (Venus & Streaky) were the best options for some Whiting, Snook, Garfish, Tommies and Trevally.
Coffin Bay

Whiting have been everywhere this week. The Ledge and around town have been consistent, but a lot of the fish were on the wrong side of 30. Other options around Coffins have been Squid, Salmon, Tommies and Snook. Garfish are still around in good numbers, Dutton Bay has been the best area, but there are plenty of other spots to try as well.

Port Lincoln

Despite the dodge tides, King George Whiting to 45cm were caught in Proper Bay, up to 40cm on the North Shore and around town. The local jetties and wharf have produced some good sized Whiting, Garfish from pencil sized to mid 30’s, Squid, Tommies and Snook.

Yellowfin Whiting are mooching around the beaches in front of town and up to North Shields. Most baits are working with plenty being caught on cockles or worms. The National Park beaches have been really firing over the last few weeks. Flathead, Big Snook, Garfish, Mullet, Squid and some annoyingly big Toadfish have all been caught by boaties in close to shore and shore-based anglers.

The Passage has been pretty quiet for Whiting this week. A few have been caught between McLarens and Thistle, but to be successful, lots of moves and some good mussel berley are required.

In deeper water, a few Snapper, Gummies, Blue Morwong and Nannygai have been caught on bait and jigs. On the surf beaches, a few Salmon to 4Kg were caught when the swell allowed anglers to throw some lure and baits into the water.

Port Neill/Arno Bay

A few Snapper have been caught by boaties, but most of the fishing was in closer this week. Whiting, Snook, Squid and Mullet have been in good numbers from around the jetties and in close.

Tumby Bay
The jetty is still fishing really well. Squid, Whiting, Big Snook, Garfish, Tommies and some Kingfish in the 40-100cm bracket have been reported. The group has been hit and miss this week. Some anglers reported good catches of Whiting to 48cm, while others caught donuts. If you do head out there, Squid, Snook and Garfish are all around, as well as a few Trevally and a few other assorted species.


Reports on the crabs are starting to slow down, but there are a few yellowfin inside the harbour and on the outside, the Whiting and Snapper have been around in decent numbers.

Steve, Ryan, Tom and Ellie are waiting for you to visit. They provide awesome service and know the local fishing and camping regions so give them a go, before you head out. Spot On Fishing and Outdoors, 39 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln SA 5606. 08 8683 0021

For great service and advice, see the team at Spot On Fishing Tackle and Outdoors Port Lincoln 08 8683 0021