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Spot On Fishing & Outdoors Port Lincoln 

West Coast Fishing Report - 17th April 2024

Mick Jones, and son Peter, with a team effort 140cm samson fish; Zac Jones with a samson fish he caught for his 18th birthday.

With more cracking weather over the weekend there was plenty of action on the water here what was biting and where. 

West Coast – Over the west coast there are still a few reports of the odd mulloway getting caught from the surf beaches past Ceduna and fowlers bay but are only small. Whiting reports have been good in most areas along the coast with fish up to 45cm. Venus Bay has had the best reports for whiting along with snook salmon and trevally. The surf beaches back towards Elliston have been holding some good salmon and mullet. Tahlia beach and locks well have had the best reports. Offshore we haven’t heard much but the usual bottom bouncing species should be around as well as kingfish and samson fish.

Coffin Bay – In coffin bay the fishing is still quite consistent with whiting, snook, tommies. garfish and flathead all being caught in the bay over the weekend. Land based seal corner the ledge and point near the boat ramp have been fishing well for whiting, tommies and the odd flathead. There is also some big snook around if you are like throwing lures. Out from farm beach the fishing has improved last weekend with plenty of anglers getting their bag of whiting as well as tommies, garfish and flathead mixed in. land based the surf fishing hasn’t been too bad either Gunya beach or Drummond beach have had good reports of salmon up to 4kg when the water hasn’t been too dirty. Offshore there is still around they have been spotted at the hummocks and perforated as well as greenly and rocky but in very small numbers and not of any size. Kings and samson are still around but can be hard to find. nannygai and morwong are still in good numbers on the reefs and lumps of coffin bay.

Port Lincoln - In the bay crabs are still going well with some decent sized ones being caught. Whiting have been hit and miss but there has been some good reports from the proper, Murry’s point and Spalding cove. The main jetty and wharf have been fishing well lately with whiting, squid, gar and snook all getting caught off them during the day. The north shore is still producing a few squid, but they can be hard to find. Down the passage whiting have been caught around Taylors and thistle island early morning and late arvo has been best. Some good squid were caught around Taylors and memory cove also. offshore nannygai and morwong were landed on the reefs and lumps wide of cape catastrophe and thistle island. Samson fish and kingfish have also been caught on the offshore reefs and lumps out from Williams and thistle island over the weekend.

Tumby Bay - King George Whiting, Squid and Garfish have been caught by boaties around the bay. Tumby Island and the Hospital ground have been good areas for a nice mixed bag.

Ski beach continues to hold numbers of Yellowfin Whiting, Flathead, Garfish, Tommys, and Salmon.

The group is producing big Snook, Garfish, and plenty of King George Whiting to 45cm in the deeper water around the high tide.