Port Lincoln Fishing Report

Port Lincoln Fishing Report  14 March 2019  


The long weekend was pretty busy until the wind came up, but plenty of anglers got out amongst them.

Now for what was biting and where
West Coast

A few reports of salmon being caught around Elliston and surrounding beaches. Schools are often spotted everyday stretching from Greenly beach to Point Drummond however had generally been out of casting range. Streaky Bay has some nice big Blue Swimmers Crabs about. There are also a few King George Whiting being caught in the bay.

Coffin Bay

Almonta beach seems to be holding decent schools of salmon, tending not to be huge but of decent size.

Tuna remain to be a common catch from areas such as; Sir Isaacs, Hummocks, Greenly and rocky Islands. Greenly anchorage has had reports of kingfish, Samson fish, silver trevally, along with tuna.

There are some big schools of Samson Fish on some of the offshore lumps, if possible, use a release weight to get the fish back down deep, as we have had a few reports of fish floating on the surface.

King George Whiting have been consistent in the 5-8 metre range at Farm Beach, while inside Coffin Bay, try close to the leases and along the ledge. Squid baits have been successful, as they last longer with the pickers around.

Port Lincoln

Blue swimmer crabs seem to be doing the best in the grounds stretching from the Limani motel, through to North Shields. Tuna were caught in good numbers from the bottom of Thistle island, Williams Island, and Low rocks.

King George whiting are doing well from Grindal, Thistle, and Taylors Islands. Proper bay boaties struggled to locate any decent numbers of whiting.

Garfish seem to be in abundance in most local and surrounding bays. The north shore and Murrays point tend to be holding the biggest numbers and size of fish.

Sleaford to Wanna has been hit and miss for Salmon this week. A lucky few have managed to find schools of fish to 3kg in close, while others have to work hard for a few small fish. Move around or walk the beaches and cast metal lures has been a successful way of finding some quality fish.

Port Neill/Arno Bay

Port Neill is holding good numbers of garfish, with many land based anglers managing to bag a decent feed. Squid were also in abundance with many big squid reported being caught quickly from the local bay.

Tumby Bay

The Group continues to be a reliable spot to get a feed of King George whiting with size generally not an issue. The Dementia patch remains to be the most reliable location. 


Blue Swimmer crabs and Yellowfin whiting have been the main targets again. Remember to only catch what you need and return any excess to the water.

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