Port Lincoln Fishing Report




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This week’s photos are Jeff Taylor with a nice Gummy and Fletcher Taylor with a big Whiting, both caught on board GT Fishing Charters.

Now, for what’s biting and where:

West Coast

Plenty of Salmon have been caught along the West Coast this week. We have had reports from most beaches, but Talia continues to be the one where the biggest fish have been landed. If you are making a trip up there, make sure that you throw in some light gear as well and chase some of the quality flathead and whiting that can be caught in the bays and from the surf beaches.

Coffin Bay

Farm beach continues to be the place for good bags of King George. Deeper water seems to be the go most days, but fish being fish, they have shown up in shallow water at times. The lesson there is, be prepared to move around and try a few different depths and techniques.  

Inside Coffins, there have been some good Whiting, Squid, Garfish, Snook and a few tommies caught. Almonta and Gunyah have produced Salmon to 2.5Kg this week. Walking along the beach casting lures into the holes and gutters have been the best way to locate some fish. Offshore fishing has been good for the few that managed to head out. Big Whiting, Gummy sharks, Blue Morwong, Nannygai, and a few Snapper were caught.

Port Lincoln

King George Whiting have been caught late in the afternoon and after dark by boaties and shore based fisherfolk this week. As we get further away from the full moon, they should get better during the day again. The better fishing has been around the National Park, the Sandhills, the Passage and Louth. Berley is a must unless you like lifting and dropping your anchor lots of times.

Sleaford to Wanna has provided plenty of sport on Salmon this week. Schools of fish have appeared right along the coast here, but Lone Pine, Salmon and Millers Holes have been the most consistent for fish to 3KG.

Squid have picked up since the wind has dropped and the water has started to clear up. North Shields, Proper Bay and the Passage have produced some quality squid this week on Yozuri Painted Red Head and Yamashita Whiting jigs. Jigs in sizes 2.5 & 3.0 are working better than bigger jigs.

Schools of Salmon have shown up inside Boston Bay in the shallows around Stenross up to North Shields. Lure casting from the shore is a fun way to catch a few salmon late in the day. Flathead have been caught around the National Park, Nth Shields and Louth. Soft plastics in the Killer Tomato colour have been accounting for a few good fish.

Port Neill/Arno Bay

Whiting have been caught in close by boaties on squid baits. Squid, Tommies and Snook have been caught from the jetty at Port Neill.

Tumby Bay
Flathead, Tommies, Salmon trout and a few Whiting (Yellowfin and King George) have been caught from the jetty and beaches around Tumby. Anglers using soft plastics on the foreshore and in the Marina channel have caught a variety of fish. Boaties heading out to the Group have landed Whiting to 50cm and some good size Squid.


Squid and a few Ruggers have been caught outside the harbour late in the day. Yellowfin whiting continue to be plentiful inside the harbour. Most methods are working, with worms and clickers the best bait.

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